Oracle 8.0.5 error

From: Dan <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 09:12:11 -0700 (PDT)
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Yes, yes, I know this is a REALLY OLD version of Oracle. I'm doing some one-time work for a client that is stuck on old enterprise software that can only run on Oracle 8.

Having said that here is the problem:
a newly installed version of Oracle 8.0.5 resides on Windows 2000 SP4. After installation the svrmgr30.exe (server manager) program always gives me the error "ORA-12203: TNS:unable to connect to destination". This happens even before I try to type "connect internal". I get the error both when I manually try to create a database and when the installer tries to create the ORCL database for me. I purposely run the installer and take all the defaults, so it's not like I've not created the TNSNAMES or Listener correctly - the installer should be doing this. And on investigation, the listener is up and running, tnsnames looks good, etc.

A similar configuration on another server gives the same exact error.

Is it the network? Doubtful, I'm doing everything local. Is it the OS? Can 8.0.5 simply NOT RUN on Win2000? I've seen issues regarding this but nothing as dead-in-the-water as this.

Any ideas? No dinosaur comments please :)

Dan Received on Fri Jun 17 2011 - 11:12:11 CDT

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