This document describes the features of Oracle Database for Microsoft Windows (x64) software installed on a computer with an AMD64 or Intel EM64T processor and any of the following operating systems:

  • Windows XP Professional

  • Windows Server 2003

  • Windows Vista

  • Windows Server 2008

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows 7

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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