Re: Account to install Oracle with on Windows platform

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Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 01:25:59 +0200
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On Thu, 12 Jun 2008 13:34:55 -0700 (PDT), macdba321 <> wrote:

> I have always worked on Sun/HP platforms in the past. There it was
>clear to install the Oracle kernel under an "Oracle" OS account, as
>opposed to root.
> However, now I have to install it on a Windows 2003 64-bit platform.
>Do most DBAs installing on MSWin install as the "administrator"
>account, or also create an "oracle" account and make it a member of
>the admin group?
>What are the pros/cons of it on MSWin?
>11g/ASM/RAC in case it matters.

Most DBAs read the installation documentation and use the *local* administrator account, as specified by the documentation.

Sybrand Bakker
Senior Oracle DBA
Received on Thu Jun 12 2008 - 18:25:59 CDT

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