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Planning RDBMS Installation and Configuration

Note the following guidelines for installing and configuring your chosen Relational Database Management System (RDBMS).

Planning Database Connectivity

Use the version of the ODBC driver listed in System Requirements and Supported Platforms documentation for your chosen RDBMS for both Siebel Web clients and Siebel Servers.

In an enterprise-level deployment, configure the Siebel Web Clients, Siebel Servers, and Siebel Database Servers to use only the TCP/IP protocol for ODBC connectivity, not named pipes. Only in the case of smaller deployment (100 users or less), in which the database and the Siebel Server reside on the same machine, should you set ODBC configuration to use named pipes.

 Siebel Server Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows 
 Published: 25 June 2003