7 Issues Affecting Microsoft Windows for Oracle Database 19c

These topics contain last-minute features and changes for Microsoft Windows for Oracle Database 19c.

Unsupported Products for Microsoft Windows

There are no unsupported Microsoft Windows-specific products at this time.

Product Support

These are the supported products or features for Oracle Database 19c.

Oracle ACFS and Oracle ADVM Support

Although Oracle ADVM supports raw disks in Oracle Automatic Storage Management disk groups, Oracle ADVM device special files created through raw are not supported; Oracle ADVM only supports block device special files.

For the latest information about supported platforms and releases, see the Note 1369107.1 on My Oracle Support at https://support.oracle.com

Oracle Fail Safe Server Release 4.2.1 Support

Oracle Fail Safe Server, Release 4.2.1 is supported on the software listed in the following table:

Software Release or Version

Oracle Database (Standard and Enterprise editions)

Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2)

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1)

Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2)

Oracle Database 18c

Oracle Database 19c

Microsoft Windows Platforms

Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Microsoft Windows Server 2019

Oracle Fail Safe Client Release 4.2.1 Support

Oracle Fail Safe Manager, the client, works with Oracle Fail Safe Server version and later patch sets. Oracle Fail Safe Manager is supported on the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10

For the latest certification information for Oracle Fail Safe, see the Certifications tab in My Oracle Support at https://support.oracle.com

Linking Applications with Oracle Client Libraries for Microsoft Windows

You must use the dynamic Oracle client libraries to link the client code on Microsoft Windows. 

Do not link the static Oracle client libraries.

Preinstallation Requirements for Microsoft Windows

Refer to the installation guides for the preinstallation requirements for Oracle Database 19c.

Installation, Configuration, and Upgrade Issues for Microsoft Windows

These topics describe information about issues that affect Oracle Database installation, configuration, and upgrade.

Bug 20918120

Installing Oracle Real Application Clusters Database home with a Group Managed Services Account (gMSA) as the Oracle home user, fails with the following error if the gMSA name consists of more than 15 characters (including the domain name):

[INS-32101] Specified Oracle Home user does not exist


Use a gMSA name (including the domain name) that consists of less than 15 characters.

Bug 21325903

The deinstallation operation fails to remove Oracle home and displays file in use errors because the services and processes running from Oracle home are not removed completely before Oracle home removal.


Manually remove the Oracle home.

Bug 29426320

ORA-28575  "Unable to open RPC connection to external procedure agent" error occurs when running external procedures or Oracle Database Extensions for .NET procedures with a virtual user account.


Restart the Oracle listener service and the OracleClrAgent service using a non-virtual user account.


Reinstall Oracle Database 19c and select a non-virtual user account.


If you require a virtual user account, then set sqlnet.authentication_services to NONE in SQLNET.ORA.