I generally prefer a compromise myself. Install the client software locally, but put the tnsnames on the network (read only). Only give dba's a local tnsnames. On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 3:55 PM, Jared Still <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > We only have a few apps that require an oracle client for users, as many > are application server based (SAP and Agile, and Oracle eBiz) > > For those that do require a client, I created an installer to install the > client > on the clients using response files for db install and patches. > > A network install would be nice, just one of those things I haven't gotten > to as it isn't really high priority. > > Then there are apps that require a particular version of Oracle. > > eTrade Equity Edge for example must run on Oracle 126.96.36.199, and the > client must also be 188.8.131.52. As the client makes use of exp/imp and > sqlldr, mixing versions breaks things. > > Also of concern is that many folks use laptops and do work away > from the office. Loading Oracle clients over the internet can be > somewhat painful for some slower connections. > > Jared > > > > On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 8:45 AM, Jeffrey Beckstrom <JBECKSTROM@xxxxxxxxx> > wrote: > >> Question, how are you rolling out the Oracle client software for your >> windows end-users. >> >> Are you installing the client software on the local PC and if so how? >> >> Are you running the client software from a shared networked drive? >> >> >> >> Jeffrey Beckstrom >> Database Administrator >> Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority >> 1240 W. 6th Street >> Cleveland, Ohio 44113 >> > > > > -- > Jared Still > Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist > -- Andrew W. Kerber 'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'