Re: Oracle 8.0.5 error

From: joel garry <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 10:59:13 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jun 17, 9:12 am, Dan <> wrote:
> 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

Do you have more than one %oracle_home% in your path? Also check registry for multiple entries, and all the environment variables. See MOS ORA-12203 CONNECTING VIA SERVER MANAGER ON WINDOWS NT [ID 1041178.6]

Could be an effect of trying more than once, services screwed up. See MOS CREATE NEW DATABASE - CANNOT CONNECT: ORA-12203 AND NT ERROR 1058 [ID 1067887.6]


-- is bogus.
Sorry, you mentioned dinosaur :)
Received on Fri Jun 17 2011 - 12:59:13 CDT

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