Permissions Requirement for Installing Oracle Database XE
You must be part of the Administrators group on Windows to install Oracle Database XE. If you are logged in as a domain user, ensure sure that you are connected to the network before you install Oracle Database XE Server.
Web Browser Requirements
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
Firefox 1.0 or later
To configure Firefox to connect to the Oracle Database XE Database Home Page:
1.Under the Tools menu, select Options.
2.From the General tab, select Connection Settings.
3.If you are using a proxy server, add the following setting to the No Proxy For setting:
Configuring for Microsoft Internet Explorer
To configure Microsoft Internet Explorer to connect to the Oracle Database XE Database Home Page:
1.From the Start menu, select Control Panel, then Internet Options.
2.In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Security tab.
3.Under Security, select Local Intranet and then select Sites.
4.In the Local Intranet dialog box, select Advanced.
5.Under Add this Web site to the zone, enter the following site:
Performing a Graphical User Interface Installation of the Server
Most users will install Oracle Database XE by downloading the installation executable, double-clicking it, and answering graphical user interface prompts as needed.
If you have an existing version of Oracle Database XE, you can save your data by exporting it to data files. After you install the new version of Oracle Database XE, you can import this data into the new database.
To perform a graphical user interface installation:
1.Log on to Windows with Administrative privileges.
You must be part of the Administrators group on Windows to install Oracle Database XE. If you are logged in as a domain user, ensure that you are connected to the network.
2.If the ORACLE_HOME environment variable has been set, then use System in the Control Panel to delete it.
3.If you are installing over an existing Oracle Database XE installation, then click Repair and then select Next.
The Repair option appears only if you are reinstalling the same version of Oracle Database XE. If you are installing a newer version of Oracle Database XE, you must first deinstall the earlier version before installing the new version. In this case, the deinstallation removes the database of the earlier version.
4.In the Oracle Database 10g Express Edition – Install Wizard welcome window, click Next.
5.In the License Agreement window, select I accept and then click Next.
6.In the Choose Destination Location window, either accept the default or click Browse to select a different installation directory. (Do not select a directory that has spaces in its name.) Then click Next.
7.If you are prompted for a port number, then specify one.
The following port numbers are the default values:
1521: Oracle database listener
2030: Oracle Services for Microsoft Transaction Server
8080: HTTP port for the Oracle Database XE graphical user interface
If these port numbers are not currently used, then the installation uses them automatically without prompting you. If they are in use, then you will be prompted to enter an available port number.
8.In the Specify Database Passwords window, enter and confirm the password to use for the SYS and SYSTEM database accounts. Then click Next. 9.In the Summary window, review the installation settings, and if you are satisfied, click Install. Otherwise, click Back and modify the settings as necessary.
10.In the InstallShield Wizard Complete window, to display the Database Home Page, click Launch the Database homepage. Then click Finish.
Logs for the server component installation are in the OracleDatabaseXEServerInstall.log file, located in the system root directory, which is typically c:\WINDOWS. You can find the database creation logs in the install_directory\app\oracle\product\10.2.0\server\config\log directory. (install_directory is typically c:\oraclexe.)