This guide provides platform-specific information about administering and configuring Oracle Database 18c on Microsoft Windows 32-bit and 64-bit platforms.
Oracle Database Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows for information about Oracle Database preinstallation requirements
Oracle Database Client Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows for information about Oracle Database Client preinstallation requirements
Oracle Grid Infrastructure Installation and Upgrade Guide for Microsoft Windows x64 (64-Bit) for information about Oracle Grid Infrastructure and Oracle RAC preinstallation requirements
This Preface contains these topics:
This guide is intended for database administrators, network administrators, security specialists, and developers who use Oracle Database for Windows.
To use this document, you need:
Oracle-certified Windows operating system software installed and tested
Knowledge of object-relational database management concepts
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