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Re: Oracle on Windows Server Vs Xp-Pro

From: Randy Harris <>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 20:38:53 GMT
Message-ID: <xXkyd.4827$>

"Howard J. Rogers" <> wrote in message news:41c99e08$0$4537$ [snip]
> >
> >> You'll know already, of course, that workstation-class MS operating
> >> systems only permit 10 concurrent users to access the machine from
> >> other workstations. Your anticipated load of 8 is already perilously
> >> close to that, and the Server O/S might be justified on those grounds
> >> alone -plenty more growth room. Besides which, you need to be careful
> >> that workstations don't do unintended 'silent' cross-connections,
> >> which steal from your number of permitted connections.
> >
> > I didn't know of this limit. Is this a licensing limit, performance
> > limit or a limitation enforced by the MS software? I have departments
> > with 14 Oracle "named users" and they all connect to the server every
> > day, even though only 2-4 may be using the application. The nature of
> > this department is such that they interact with the database only a few
> > times every hour, so the effective load on the database is negligable.
> > However, I have never had a problem with people connecting to the
> > 'server' (Win-NT 4.0 workstation)

I was well aware of the PC to PC limit of 10 but was nearly certain that I had been able to connect more than 10 Oracle clients to a system running W2K (not server). Are you certain that the limitation would stop connections to Oracle? Please pardon me if I appear to be argumentative. This is an important matter for a project that I am engaged in currently, but am not set up to test at the moment.

> It's an intrinsic software limit (that is, it's not something you can
> license your way out of).
> As a for-example, try:
> It was the first one I spotted on Google. It talks a lot about Windows
> 2000, but there is also mention of NT and XP. And someone confuses
> PC-to-PC connections with Internet Connections, but the general point is
> clear enough, I hope.
> [snip]
> > The Oracle
> > application (on the server) needs to run Reports 6I to create PDF
> > reports for emailing, so that rules out Linux for now.
> I don't understand that comment.... are you saying that Reports 6i is
> not available in a Linux version? Or that you can't produce PDFs on Linux?
> The latter I know not to be the case. And the former... well, a quick
> trip to's download page reveals a Reports 6i Release
> 2 is available for SPARC Solaris, Windows NT/2000/XP ...and Linux.
> Am I missing your point, then?
> Regards
Received on Wed Dec 22 2004 - 14:38:53 CST

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