Changes in This Release for Oracle Database Installation Guide

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Changes in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1)

Changes in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1)

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

New Features

Deprecated Features

The following features are deprecated in this release, and may be desupported in a future release. See Oracle Database Upgrade Guide for a complete list of deprecated features in this release.

  • Change for Standalone Deinstallation Tool

    The deinstallation tool is now integrated with the database installation media.

    See "Deinstallation Tool Integrated with Installation Media".

  • Deprecation of -cleanupOBase

    The -cleanupOBase flag of the deinstallation tool is deprecated in this release. There is no replacement for this flag.

  • 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. A new client-side sqlnet.ora boolean parameter, no_ntlm (default value is FALSE) allows you to control if NTLM can be used in NTS authentication. When the parameter is set to TRUE, NTLM cannot be used in NTS authentication.

Desupported Features

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

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Control

  • CLEANUP_ORACLE_BASE Property Removed

  • Oracle COM Automation

  • Oracle Objects for OLE

  • Oracle Counters for Windows Performance Monitor

  • Raw Devices