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12c Release 1 (12.1) for Microsoft Windows

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Changes in This Release for Oracle Database Platform Guide

This preface describes new and deprecated features of Oracle Database and provides pointers to additional information.

Changes in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1)

The following are changes in Oracle Database Platform Guide for Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1).

New Features

The following features are new in this release:

Deprecated Features

The following feature is deprecated in this release, and might be desupported in a future release:

Windows NTS Authentication Using the NTLM Protocol

The NTS authentication adapter no longer supports the use of the NT Lan Manager (NTLM) protocol to authenticate Windows domain users. Thus the NTS adapter cannot be used to authenticate users in old Windows NT domains or domains with old Windows NT domain controllers. However, local connections and Oracle Database services running as a Windows Local User continues to be authenticated using NTLM.

Desupported Features

The following features previously described in this guide are no longer supported by Oracle. See Oracle Database Upgrade Guide for a list of desupported features.

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Control

  • Oracle COM Automation

  • Oracle Objects for OLE

  • Oracle Counters for Windows Performance Monitor

  • Raw Devices