Re: Oracle 8.0.5 error

From: John Hurley <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 11:00:27 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jun 17, 12:12 pm, 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

Try the setup you are describing on a windows version that it actually succeeds on and then start working backwards maybe?

Will it succeed on any versions of windows 2000?

Is it the SP4 part that is messing you up?

What is the version of the operating system these "people" are running an 8.0.5 system that actually still work? Received on Fri Jun 17 2011 - 13:00:27 CDT

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