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10g Release 2 (10.2) for Microsoft Windows Vista

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Oracle® Database Express Edition

Certification Notes

10g Release 2 (10.2) for Microsoft Windows Vista


June 2007

This document provides information about installing and running Oracle Database Express Edition on Windows Vista.

1 Oracle Installer Prompts for Either Consent or Credentials if User Account Control Is Enabled on Windows Vista

To ensure that only trusted applications run on your computer, Windows Vista provides User Account Control. If you have enabled this security feature, then, depending on how you have configured it, the Oracle Installer prompts you for either your consent or your credentials when installing Oracle Database Express Edition. Provide either the consent or your Windows Administrator credentials as appropriate.

2 User Account Control Requires Windows Administrator Privileges for Database Administration Tasks

You must have Windows Administrator privileges to back up, restore, start, or stop the database, to perform a silent installation, or to run any tool or application that writes to any directory within the Oracle home. This includes, for example, running the Run SQL Command Line.

If User Account Control is enabled, and you are logged in as the local Administrator, then you can successfully run each of these commands in the usual way. However, if you are logged in as "a member of the Administrator group," then you must explicitly invoke these tasks with Windows Administrator privileges.

To create a Windows shortcut with Windows Administrator privileges:

  1. Click the Start menu button.

  2. Navigate to Programs, then to Oracle Database 10g Express Edition.

  3. Right-click the name of the command or application you want to run, then select Run as administrator.

For example, to start the database:

  1. Click the Start menu button.

  2. Navigate to Programs, then to Oracle Database 10g Express Edition.

  3. Right-click Start Database, then select Run as administrator.

Follow the same procedure to back up, restore, or stop the database, or to run any tool or application that writes to any directory within the Oracle home.

To start a command prompt window with Windows Administrator privileges:

  1. On your Windows Vista Desktop, create a shortcut for the command window. An icon for that shortcut appears on the Desktop.

  2. Right click the icon for the newly created shortcut, and specify "Run as administrator."

When you open this window, the title bar reads Administrator: cmd. Commands run from within this window are run with Administrator privileges.

3 Components Not Certified in Oracle Database Express Edition for Windows Vista

The following are not certified in Oracle Database Express Edition for Microsoft Windows Vista:


To use the latest features of Microsoft .NET or Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, do the following:

However, if you do this, be aware that .NET stored procedure deployment is not supported from Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 to Oracle Database Express Edition.

4 Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) Is not Certified for Oracle Database Express Edition for Windows Vista

At this time, and until the availability of Java Development Kit 1.4.2_14 from Sun Microsystems, JDBC is not certified on Oracle Database Express Edition for Windows Vista.

5 System Requirements

This section contains these topics:

5.1 Hardware Requirements

The minimum memory requirements for Oracle Database Express Edition is 512 MB for both the server and the client components.

5.2 Operating System Requirements

Oracle Database Express Edition is certified to run on the Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions of Microsoft Windows Vista.

5.3 .NET Requirements

To run Oracle Data Provider for .NET or Oracle Database Extensions for .NET on Windows Vista, you must have installed .NET Framework version 1.1.

6 Documentation Accessibility

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Accessibility of Code Examples in Documentation

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Accessibility of Links to External Web Sites in Documentation

This documentation may contain links to Web sites of other companies or organizations that Oracle does not own or control. Oracle neither evaluates nor makes any representations regarding the accessibility of these Web sites.

TTY Access to Oracle Support Services

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Oracle Database Express Edition Certification Notes, 10g Release 2 (10.2) for Microsoft Windows Vista


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