Re: Oracle, Samba, and Win2k

From: Sybrand Bakker <>
Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2004 15:01:14 +0200
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[Quoted] [Quoted] On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 12:41:46 GMT, Harvey <harveyb_at_NoSpambeliveau.ccHere> wrote:

>Bubba Unix Dude wrote:
>> Ok. I searched google groups and the web the best I could and did not locate
>> the answer:
>> User mapped a network drive to their Win2k workstation from the samba share
>> that is being shared out by a Solaris server. He called the drive the N:
>> drive. He then installed oracle 9i client for Windows on his Win2K
>> workstation using the N: drive as the destination which really points to the
>> Solaris server.
>> Can he reasonably expect to successfully run the oracle 9i client on his
>> Win2k workstation having installed it on his N: drive? If so or not so, some
>> detail would be appreciated.
>> Thanks,
>> Scott
>As long as the drive remains mapped, yes. That's not an unusual
>configuration at all. What may be experienced on occasion are slight
>delays while the programs are loaded across the network, but it's not a
>show stopper. You can also take the registry entries from that machine,
>export them, merge them on other machines mapped the same, add the path
>statements on the other machines, and then use the same install for
>multiple clients.

It is probably unimportant to you Oracle won't support this config.

Sybrand Bakker, Senior Oracle DBA
Received on Sat Sep 04 2004 - 15:01:14 CEST

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