This document describes the features of Oracle Database for both Microsoft Windows (32-Bit) and Microsoft Windows (x64) software installed on a computer with an Intel (x86), AMD64, or Intel EM64T processor and any of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2000 with Service Pack 1 or higher

    All editions, including Terminal Services and Windows 2000 MultiLanguage Edition (MLE), are supported.

  • Windows XP Professional

  • Windows Server 2003 - all editions

  • Windows Server 2003 R2 - all editions

  • Windows Vista - Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions

  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

  • Windows Server 2003 R2 - all x64 editions

  • Windows Vista x64 - Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions


Windows Multilingual User Interface Pack is supported on Windows XP Professional and Windows Server 2003.

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 on how these schemas were created and how you can use them yourself.


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