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Connect the Client to the Database

Now it's time to connect the client to the database server. You'll need the database name (service) that you setup in step 10 of the server installation guide. You'll also need the database server name and/or IP address.


If you are setting up multiple user stations you may want to copy the net/TNSNAMES.ora file for duplication.

Net Manager

Open the Network Manager by selecting the Windows key Windows Key

Then search for Net Manager

Net Manager

You can also Scroll down to the Oracle Folder, expand the folder and select Net Manager.

Create a new service

  • Highlight the Service Naming
  • Select the + symbol to add a new service
  • Define the database name
  • Verify the port is correct (1521)
  • Define the server name or IP address
  • Test the connection by selecting test
  • Change the login The user name and password we will use to test with are what we specified in Step 15 of the server installation.

    User = system

    password = password

  • Test Successful!

  • File → Save Network Configuration
Net Manager GIF

Create new service with net manager