Oracle8i Client Administrator's Guide
Release 2 (8.1.6) for Windows

Part Number A73017-01




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Before You Begin

Intended Audience
How This Guide Is Organized
Documentation and Code Conventions

1 Oracle8i Differences between Windows NT and UNIX

2 Database Tools Overview

Choosing a Database Tool
Tools and Operating System Compatibility
Preferred Database Tools
Starting Database Tools
Starting Tools in Multiple Oracle Homes
Starting Tools from Release 8.0.4 and later 8.0.x Multiple Oracle Homes
Starting Tools from Release 8.1.6 Multiple Oracle Homes
Starting Tools
Starting Oracle Utilities from the Command Line
Starting Oracle Enterprise Manager
Starting Windows NT Tools
Using SQL*Loader
Windows NT Processing Options
Direct Path Option
Control File Conventions
Using Windows NT Tools
Control Panel
Which Oracle Services Appear in the Control Panel?
Event Viewer
What Oracle Database Events Are Monitored?
What Database Parameters Are Configured?
User Manager
What Oracle8i Database Tasks Can User Manager Perform?
Optional Windows NT Diagnostic and Tuning Utilities

3 Multiple Oracle Homes and Optimal Flexible Architecture

Introduction to Multiple Oracle Homes and OFA
Multiple Oracle Homes Overview
What Is an Oracle Home?
Benefits of Using Multiple Oracle Homes
Multiple Oracle Home Functionality in Different Releases
One-Listener Support of Multiple Oracle Homes
Multiple Oracle Home Environments
Release 8.0.4 and Later 8.0.x Oracle Home Environments
Release 8.1 Oracle Home Environment
Which Products Are Multiple Oracle Home-Enabled?
Products Supporting Multiple Oracle Homes
Products Supporting a Single Oracle Home
Products Not Supporting Multiple Oracle Homes
Products Not Associated with an Oracle Home
Changing the Value of PATH
Using Oracle Home Selector
At the System Level
At the MS-DOS Command Prompt
Exiting Oracle Universal Installer After Entering Name and PATH
Setting Variables in the Environment or the Registry
Consequences of Setting ORACLE_HOME
Optimal Flexible Architecture Overview
Benefits of an OFA-Compliant Database
Characteristics of an OFA-Compliant Database
Differences Between Directory Trees by Release
Directory Tree of a Sample OFA-Compliant Database
OFA Directory Naming Conventions
ADMIN Directory
ORADATA Directory
DB_NAME Directory
OFA and Multiple Oracle Home Configurations
Specifying an ORACLE_HOME Directory
Default OFA Database
Non-Default OFA Database, Case 1
Non-Default OFA Database, Case 2
Increasing Reliability and Performance
Disk Mirroring
Disk Striping
Using Raw Partitions for Tablespaces
Comparison Between OFA on Windows NT and UNIX
Directory Naming
Support for Symbolic Links on Windows NT

4 Using Oracle8i Client Directory Features with Active Directory

What are LDAP and a Directory Server?
What is Active Directory?
Oracle8i Directory Server Features
Net8 Directory Naming Features
Enterprise User Security Features
Integration with Active Directory
Automatic Discovery of Directory Servers
Integration with Microsoft Tools
User Interface Extensions for Net8 Directory Naming
Enhancement of Directory Object Type Descriptions
Integration with Windows Login Credentials
How Do Oracle Directory Objects Display in Active Directory?
Requirements for Using Oracle8i with Active Directory
Oracle Schema Creation Requirements
Oracle Context Creation Requirements
Net8 Directory Naming Requirements
Enterprise User Security Requirements
Installing and Configuring Oracle8i in an Active Directory Environment
Installation Tasks
Required Configuration Tools
Post-Installation Configuration Tasks
Testing Connectivity
Testing Connectivity from Client Computers
Testing Connectivity from Microsoft Tools
Accessing Connectivity Tools
Testing Connectivity
Connecting With SQL*Plus
Managing Access Control Lists for Oracle Directory Objects
Accessing the Security Groups
Adding or Removing Users
Changing User Permissions
Creating Security Domains

5 Post-Installation Configuration Tasks

Oracle interMedia Client
Oracle interMedia Audio, Video, Image, and Locator Configuration Responsibilities
Configuring Oracle interMedia Audio, Video, Image, and Locator
Configuring Oracle interMedia, Audio, Video, Image, and Locator Demos
Oracle interMedia Text Configuration Responsibilities
Oracle Visual Information Retrieval Client
Configuring Oracle Visual Information Retrieval Client

6 Developing Applications

Finding Information on Application Development for Windows NT
Building External Routines
External Routines Overview
Step 1: Installing and Configuring
Installing the Oracle8i Database
Configuring Net8
Step 2: Writing an External Routine
Step 3: Building a DLL
Step 4: Registering an External Routine
Step 5: Executing an External Routine
Accessing Web Data with Intercartridge Exchange
Configuring Intercartridge Exchange
Using Intercartridge Exchange
Packaged Function UTL_HTTP.REQUEST
UTL_HTTP Exception Conditions
Exception Conditions and Error Messages

A Directory Structures

Oracle8i Client Directory Structure
Filename Extensions

B Oracle8i Configuration Parameters and the Registry

About Configuration Parameters
Registry Overview
Registry Parameters
Modifying a Registry Value with REGEDT32
Adding a Registry Parameter with REGEDT32

C Net8 Configuration

Unsupported Net8 Features
Understanding Net8 Registry Parameter and Subkeys
Net8 Parameters
Net8 Service Subkeys
Understanding Optional Configuration Parameters
Advanced Network Configuration
Configuring Authentication Methods
NDS Authentication
Using the NDS Naming Method
NetWare Server Configuration
Client Configuration
Client Connection
Configuring Security for Named Pipes Protocol
Named Pipes Protocol on Windows 95
Net8 Port Numbers

D Error Messages

Logging Error Messages
Codes 04000-04999: Windows-Specific Oracle Messages
File I/O Errors: OSD-04000 to OSD-04099
Memory Errors: OSD-04100 to OSD-04199
Process Errors: OSD-04200 to OSD-04299
Loader Errors: OSD-04300 to OSD-04399
Semaphore Errors: OSD-04400 to OSD-04499
Miscellaneous Errors: OSD-04500 to OSD-04599
Database Connection Issues



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