Short Guide to install Oracle 8.1.7 on Windows NT4 / 2000
The following short Guide shows how to install and configure Oracle 8.1.7 on NT/W2K. You may download our Scripts to create a database, we suggest this way and NOT using DBASSIST. Use DBASSIST only to generate a template script, because some important INITSID.ora values are wrong and may lead to a poorly tuned database. Besides these scripts, you can download our NET8 configuration files: LISTNER.ORA, TNSNAMES.ORA and SQLNET.ORA.
For our installation, we used the following ORACLE_HOME AND ORACLE_SID, please adjust these parameters for your own environment.
Short Installation Description
Download Software or install CD-ROM in ORACLE_HOME, do not create a database.
Set the following registry variables using regedt32.exe in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORACLE
Check the PATH environment variable, ORACLE_HOME\BIN must be included
Create the Oracle NT-ServiceNT
Create the Oracle Listener-Service with the Net8 Configuration Assistant
Start the Oracle Listener-Service, first edit the file ORACLE_HOME\network\admin\listener.ora
Edit the file initARK1.ora and initARK1.sql and and save them to ORACLE_HOME\Database.
Create the needed directories manually in the NT4 / W2K Filesystem, Oracle does not create any directories.
Create the database with initARK1.sql
Stop and start the database
Create Oracle Enterprise Manager Repository
Start Oracle Enterprise Manager Agent
Recreate Password File for SYS
Set INIT.ORA Parameter
Set Password File "hidden"
Set Password File non "hidden"
Download Scripts for NT / W2K
These Scripts can be used as Templates. Please note, that some Parameters like ORACLE_HOME, ORACLE_SID and PATH must be adjusted on your own Environment. Besides this, you should check the initSID.ora Parameters for your Database (Size, Archivelog, ...)