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Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Configuration
Release 12.1
Part Number E12893-04
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System Administration Setup Tasks

Setup Tasks for the Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator

This section contains an overview of each task you need to complete before you can use Oracle E-Business Suite products.

Setup Checklist

After you log on to Oracle E-Business Suite as a system administrator, complete the following steps to set up your Oracle E-Business Suite instance:

Setup Steps

Create Accounts for Implementors to Complete Setting Up

Create individual Oracle E-Business Suite accounts for users who will be completing the implementation of your Oracle E-Business Suite. Assign these users the full access responsibilities for the products they will be implementing.

Note: Updates by the SYSADMIN user are treated as seed data when applying patches.

See: Overview of Oracle E-Business Suite Security, Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Security.

Create New Responsibilities (Optional)

A responsibility in Oracle E-Business Suite is a level of authority that determines how much of an application's functionality a user can use, what requests and concurrent programs the user can run, and which applications' data those requests and concurrent programs can access. Oracle E-Business Suite provides a set of predefined responsibilities that you can use. You can also define your own responsibilities if the ones provided do not meet your needs.

See: Overview of Oracle E-Business Suite Security, Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Security.

Create Additional Users

You should use the procedure outlined in Step 1 to create additional application users. When you define a new user, you assign one or more responsibilities and a password that the user changes after the initial logon. You can use the LOV in the Responsibility field to get a list of the standard responsibilities for each application you specify. You can assign multiple responsibilities to a user.

See: Overview of Oracle E-Business Suite Security, Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Security.

Set Up Oracle Applications Manager

Oracle Applications Manager (OAM) allows you to configure and maintain many components of the Oracle E-Business Suite system. For information on setting up OAM, see: Oracle Applications Manager Setup.

Set Up Your Printers

Read the Setting Up Your Printers page to learn how to set up your printers. You must define any printer types used at your site that are not shipped with Oracle E-Business Suite, then register each printer with its name as determined by your operating system.

For every custom printer type or specialized print style you define, use the Printer Drivers form to assign a printer driver to use with each print style used by a printer type.

If you need more information on how to find your printer operating system names, refer to the Printing section of Oracle E-Business Suite Installation Guide: Using Rapid Install .

For more information on setting up your printers, see: Printers and Printing.

Specify Your Site-level and Application-level Profile Options

Use the System Profile Values form (Profile > System) to set site-level and other profile optons..

Optionally set your Site Name profile option to your site name.

Many profile options are set by AutoConfig and their values can be reviewed in Oracle Applications Manager. For more information, see Oracle E-Business Suite Maintenance Utilities.

Define Your Concurrent Managers (Optional)

Concurrent Processing is a feature of Oracle E-Business Suite that lets you perform multiple tasks simultaneously. Oracle E-Business Suite Concurrent Processing lets you run long, data-dependent functions at the same time as your users perform online operations. Concurrent managers are components of concurrent processing that monitor and run your time-consuming tasks without tying up your computers.

Oracle E-Business Suite automatically installs one standard concurrent manager that can run every request. You may want to take advantage of the flexibility of concurrent managers to control throughput on your system.

You can define as many concurrent managers as you need. Keep in mind, however, that each concurrent manager consumes additional memory.

You can specialize each of your concurrent managers so that they run all requests, requests submitted by a particular user, requests submitted by a particular application, or other constraints, or any combination of these constraints.

If you are using Parallel Concurrent Processing in a cluster, massively parallel, or homogeneous networked environment, you should register your Nodes and then assign your concurrent managers to primary and secondary nodes. You can spread your concurrent managers, and therefore your concurrent processing, across all available nodes to fully utilize hardware resources.

Use the Define Concurrent Manager form to define new concurrent managers.

Define Request Sets (Optional)

A request set is a group of reports or programs which you submit with one request. To define and maintain request sets, use the Request Sets form.

Users can also define their own request sets.

Set Up AuditTrail (Optional)

If you want to keep track of the changes made to your data by application users, you should set up AuditTrail for the relevant tables.

Defining AuditTrail for your site involves defining Audit Groups, which are groups of tables and columns for which you intend to track changes. You then define Audit Installations to instruct AuditTrail which ORACLE IDs you want to audit. Finally, you run the Audit Trail Update Tables Report, which allows your AuditTrail definitions to take effect.

Define Globalization Options (Optional)

Optionally define settings for globalization (formerly internationalization) features. These include, but are not limited to, the following features.

Modify Language Prompts (Optional)

If you want to modify the field name displayed in the Translations window, you should change the Description value for the language you want to modify in the Languages window.

Modify Territory LOV Values (Optional)

If you want to modify the territory value displayed in LOVs, you should change the Description value for the territory you want to modify in the Territories window.

Specify Preferences for Oracle Workflow Notifications (Required)

The SYSADMIN user is the default recipient for some types of notifications in Oracle E-Business Suite, such as error notifications. You need to specify how you want to receive these notifications by defining the notification preference and e-mail address for the SYSADMIN user.

By default, the SYSADMIN user has a notification preference to receive e-mail notifications. To enable Oracle Workflow to send e-mail to this user, navigate to the Users window and assign SYSADMIN an e-mail address that is fully qualified with a valid domain. However, if you want to access notifications only through the Oracle Workflow Worklist Web page, then you should change the notification preference for SYSADMIN to "Do not send me mail" in the Preferences page. In this case you do not need to define an e-mail address.