This document describes the features of Oracle Database for Microsoft Windows (64-Bit) software installed on a computer with an Intel Itanium processor and either of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition for 64-bit Itanium 2 Systems

  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition for 64-bit Itanium 2 Systems

  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems

This Preface contains these topics:


This guide is intended for database administrators, network administrators, security specialists, and developers who use Oracle Database for Windows.

To use this document, you need:

  • Oracle-certified Windows operating system software installed and tested

  • Knowledge of object-relational database management concepts

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Related Documents

For more information, see the following documents in the Oracle Database documentation set:

Many books in the documentation set use the sample schemas, which are installed by default when you select the Basic Installation option with an Oracle Database installation. Refer to Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information about how these schemas were created and how you can use them yourself.


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