RE: Virtualbox images for EM 12c, DataGuard, RAC, GoldenGate / run multiple simultaneous OL5 images on Win7?

  • From: "Taylor, Chris David" <ChrisDavid.Taylor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 'Hans Forbrich' <fuzzy.graybeard@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 09:23:50 -0500

Regarding the logon as a batch job, that's required on Windows Server 
installations as well (Windows Server 2003, 2008).  To me, that's part of 
installing Oracle on Windows as configuring Kernel parameter on Linux is part 
of installing Oracle on Linux.  It's a necessary step in the install.

*However* I do see your point there because group policy editing is not as easy 
on Windows 7 Home as it is on Windows server - I had forgotten about that.

Typically I don't use database control and automatic maintenance jobs as the 
Oracle server on my laptop is more for playing with the advanced options such 
as partitioning, spatial etc.  Nothing on my laptop Oracle version I can't 
recreate easily so I don't spend time treating it as I would a production db.  
I use sqldeveloper, Toad, sqlplus and command line utilities for 99% of my 
activities so dbcontrol is not needed.

So, I can see your point if you're going to want some of those features for 
some reason.

Good discussion.

Chris Taylor

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-----Original Message-----
From: Hans Forbrich [mailto:fuzzy.graybeard@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:09 AM
To: Taylor, Chris David
Cc: 'Dana Nibby'; 'oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: Re: Virtualbox images for EM 12c, DataGuard, RAC, GoldenGate / run 
multiple simultaneous OL5 images on Win7?

On 20/06/2012 7:08 AM, Taylor, Chris David wrote:
> (at the risk of hijacking this thread...)
> Well, Oracle server is one of the first software items I install when I 
> upgrade my laptops from time to time.  I'm not sure what you define as a "raw 
> Windows 7 Home install" as installing Oracle server would come after 
> installing Windows patches, software updates, driver updates, bios updates, 
> anti-virus etc (none of which are prereqs for installing Oracle of course).
> Not sure what you mean about playing with network and group stuff because 
> that involves sharing between computers on the same network.  Are you talking 
> about installing Oracle server on Windows 7 Home PC to be used by other PCs 
> on your network?  If so, then I could see that being an issue probably.  I'm 
> not sure why you would 'want' to do that however.
> I am unfamiliar with install workarounds such as 'Run as Batch' and Google 
> wasn't much help so I can't speak to that.

And you have the Database Control working as well?  And the automatic 
maintenance jobs?  Or other functionality that requires the network connection 
(such as JDBC to the host, since loopback adapter is not installed, and may not 
be installable), rather than the bequeath adapter.

As I say, I have been involved in a number of "I can't install and it's Windows 
XYZ Home", and it usually has traced down to network settings, and security 
settings, that are not normally exposed in the non-Professional editions.

And my apologies - it's "logon as batch job" not "run as batch job". That has been required 
for some capabilities, and it can be a challenge to add a user to use that priv.


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