Yes, I just didn't type out the full path name to the sqlnet.ora file Yep, I can tnsping grid, but not grid.dcso.org Listener is: SID_LIST_LISTENER = (SID_LIST = (SID_DESC = (GLOBAL_DBNAME = grid.dcso.org) (ORACLE_HOME = c:\oracle\product\10.2.0\db_1) (SID_NAME = grid) ) ) LISTENER = (DESCRIPTION = (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = DCSOSVGC)(PORT = 1525)) ) TNSNAMES is: GRID = (DESCRIPTION = (ADDRESS_LIST = (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = dcsosvgc)(PORT = 1525)) ) (CONNECT_DATA = (SERVICE_NAME = grid.dcso.org) ) I'm thinking I have a disconnect in identing the database either by using the SID when I should be using the Service name. From: alanbort@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:alanbort@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Guillermo Alan Bort Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 9:50 AM To: Storey, Robert (DCSO) Cc: oracle Freelists Subject: Re: Grid Control Install Problem #437 Just as a clarification, the sqlnet.ora file is in $OH/network/admin, not $OH/network, right? what are the contents of listener.ora? and tnsnames.ora? did you try setting the names.default_domain in sqlnet.ora? can you tnsping grid? can you tnsping grid.dcso.org? hth Alan.- On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 11:25 AM, Storey, Robert (DCSO) <RStorey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: I am trying to install GC 10.2.0.2 on a Windows 2008 x32 box. Yes, I know that 10.2.0.2 is not certified with W2008, as the Oracle rep in the SR kindly pointed out before reading the rest of my problem. I'm installing the GC IAW Note 763072.1, the section on "Installing EM GC Using and Existing Database on Windows 2008/Vista" The OUI is coming up fine and I'm to the step to create the Repository. I have a newly patched and installed 10.2.0.5 database ready to hold it. The Global_database_name is "grid.dcso.org", sid_name is "grid". Db_name is "grid". Sqlnet.ora file in the \network folder only has one line "SQLNET.AUTHENTICATION_SERVICES = (NTS)". So, at the Screen "Specify Repository Database Configuration", I have entered the fully qualified Database Hostname, I've entered the correct listener port, and the correct SYS Password. For the field Service/SID, I entered the service I had created (verified it works through tnsping and sqlplus.). When I hit NEXT, I get an error stack that basically is a ORA-12514. If I change Service/SID to "grid.dcso.org", I then get an error message ORA-01017, invalid username/password. I've used orapwd to rest the sys Password, setting entires =5 and ensured that the remote_password variable is set to EXCLUSIVE (all per a note that I had read when researching the 12514 error). Still, I can't get it to accept and progress. The documents I've read said I should be using the DB_NAME value for that field, but that gets me the 12514 error. I'm getting the feeling I'm missing some small step or such, but can't figure it out. Any thoughts other than tossing the box in the river?