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10g Release 1 (10.1) for 64-Bit Windows
Part No. B13831-01
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E Using Oracle Database on Windows 2000

This chapter highlights differences between Windows 2000 and Windows NT, with emphasis on procedures for common database tasks.

This chapter contains these topics:

E.1 How to Perform Common Tasks in Windows NT and Windows 2000

Table E-1 lists common database administration tasks and tools required to accomplish those tasks in Windows NT and Windows 2000.

Table E-1 How to Perform Common Tasks in Windows NT and Windows 2000

Task Windows NT Windows 2000
Install a domain controller Windows setup Active Directory installation wizard from Configure Your Server
Manage user accounts User Manager

Choose Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > User Manager

Active Directory Users & Computers

Choose Programs > Administrative Tools > Active Directory

Manage groups User Manager Active Directory Users & Computers
Manage computer accounts Server Manager

Choose Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Server Manager

Active Directory Users & Computers
Add a computer to a domain Server Manager Active Directory Users & Computers
Create or manage trust relationships User Manager Active Directory Domains & Trusts
Manage account policy User Manager Active Directory Users & Computers
Manage user rights User Manager Active Directory Users & Computers: Edit the Group Policy object for the domain or organizational unit containing the computers to which the users rights apply.
Manage audit policy User Manager Active Directory Users & Computers: Edit the Group Policy object assigned to the Domain Controllers organizational unit.
Set policies on users and computers in a site System Policy Editor

Choose Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > System Policy Editor

Group Policy, accessed through Active Directory Sites & Services
Set policies on users and computers in a domain System Policy Editor Group Policy, accessed through Active Directory Users & Computers
Set policies on users and computers in an organizational unit Not applicable Group Policy, accessed through Active Directory Users & Computers
Use Security Groups to filter the scope of policy Not applicable Edit the permissions entry for Apply Group Policy on the security tab of the Group Policy Object properties sheet
Start Oracle Counters for Windows Performance Monitor Choose Start > Programs > Oracle - HOME_NAME > Configuration and Migration Tools > Oracle Counters for Windows Performance Monitor Choose Start > Programs > Oracle - HOME_NAME > Configuration and Migration Tools > Oracle Counters for Windows Performance Monitor
Access services dialog Choose Start > Settings > Control Panel > Services Choose Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services

E.2 Other Differences Between Windows NT and Windows 2000

This section discusses differences between Windows NT and Windows 2000 that are not related to common tasks.

E.2.1 No DNS Domain Name for Windows 2000 Computer

If a Windows 2000 computer is not identified with a DNS domain name, then you will receive the following error message:

Calling query w32RegQueries1.7.0.17.0  RegGetValue
Key = HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SubKey = SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters
Value = Domain

Query Exception: GetValueKeyNotFoundException
Query Exception Class: class oracle.sysman.oii.oiil.OiilQueryException
...

Perform the following steps:

  1. Choose Start > Control Panel > System > Network Identification > Property > More > Primary DNS.

  2. Enter a domain name, for example, us.oracle.com.

E.2.2 Microsoft Management Console Included in Windows 2000

Microsoft Management Console, available in Windows NT as a separate item from Microsoft, is included in Windows 2000.

E.2.3 Raw Partitions

In Windows NT, use Disk Administrator to create raw partitions required for Oracle Real Application Clusters.

In Windows 2000, use Computer Management to create basic disks (compatible with raw partitions on Windows NT). Choose Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Computer Management.

E.2.4 Services Autostart

Oracle services autostart on Windows NT 4.0. After upgrading to Windows 2000, you may find that services start but the database does not start.

The solution is to use ORADIM to delete and re-create the services.

To delete an instance using ORADIM, enter:

ORADIM -DELETE -SID SIDA, SIDB, SIDC, ... 
ORADIM -DELETE -SRVC SRVCA, SRVCB, SRVC, ... 

where:

  • SIDA, SIDB, SIDC are values of the SIDs to delete.

  • SRVCA, SRVCB, SRVC are values of the services to delete.

During upgrading, the disk is converted to NTFS 5, and a different access authorization is used. The new services autostart under the same account, but they no longer hold the same Windows permissions as before.