oracle_10g-databaseoracle_11g_databasewindows-2008-logoI ran a migration workshop last week and had a partner who tried to install Oracle on a Windows 2008 Server.
Here are the today’s certification status:
– Oracle DB 10gR2 is certified
– Oracle DB 11gR1 is NOT certified yet, but projected
– Hyper-V and Server Core in Windows 2008 are not supported by Oracle

According to the last statement of direction, the timeframe for certification/support of 11g on Windows Server 2008 is 1st quarter 2009.

However, probably most of you know the difference between compatible and supported. In the end we’ve got both 10gR2 and 11gR1 successfully installed.

Last but not least I want to share a specific issue that appeared (Metalink note 729744.1): when trying to run DBCA to create the database, it get stucked at 2% and throws a strange ORA-12560 error. This is due to the AD controller installed on the same machine.
You’ll hit this issue when trying to install any OTN-downloaded version (,

How to overcome this:

  1. save the AD settings, uninstall it, install Oracle Database and reinstall AD.
  2. install on a non-controller machine
  3. (recommended) install the Oracle DB software.
    – If 10gR2 install Patch 14 or patch 7677780 and then use DBCA to create the database
    – If 11gR1 install Patch and then use DBCA to create the database (I didn’t test this version, but should work).

Good luck! … and please share with me your experience

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9 Responses to “Oracle 10g/11g installation on Windows 2008 Server”
  1. mrzliNo Gravatar says:

    It’s now solved with patch 7677780 (for 32-bit) and patch 7677781 (for 64-bit).

  2. andreiashNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks! Hrvoje, do I know you? If yes, I am glad that you are on Oracle now 🙂

  3. FahadNo Gravatar says:


  4. andreiashNo Gravatar says:

    you’re welcome!

  5. naugNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry to say, also has this ‘feature’.

  6. andreiashNo Gravatar says:

    you shouldn’t be sorry.
    At the moment when I wrote the article as standalone install kit for Win2008 was not released.

    But it’s good you figure it out.

  7. svmgNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Try to install only oracle software (without startup db)
    then create linster thru netwok utilit
    finally create db thru dbca

    Let me know if you still face problem

  8. KrishNo Gravatar says:

    Hi All

    Kindly advice me on below matter :

    Requirement : Need to get a database dump from my DB server which placed at remote location via sqlplus.

    Environment version :

    Database : Oracle-

    Oracle Client : win32_11gR1_database_1013

    Problem : When i run the dump export utility it’s giving the below error msg.

    D:ackupsOracleExportsin>exp userid=system/password@ f
    le=D:BackupsOracleExportsDFNBKPexpFull_DFN_JKSB20120214_081209.dmp log=D:\nackupsOracleExportsDFNBKPexpFull_DFN_JKSB20120214_081209.log full=y statist

    Export: Release – Production on Tue Feb 14 08:12:09 2012

    Copyright (c) 1982, 2007, Oracle. All rights reserved.

    Connected to: Oracle Database 10g Release – 64bit Production
    Export done in WE8MSWIN1252 character set and AL16UTF16 NCHAR character set
    server uses AL32UTF8 character set (possible charset conversion)

    About to export the entire database …
    . exporting tablespace definitions
    EXP-00008: ORACLE error 904 encountered
    ORA-00904: “MAXSIZE”: invalid identifier
    EXP-00000: Export terminated unsuccessfully

    * I know the the reason is incompatibility of these 10G & 11G..

    kindly help me on this


  9. Muhammad Abdul HalimNo Gravatar says:
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