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Oracle Database Installation

  • Oracle Database version 19.3
  • Unzip Oracle Database installation files ( to a folder where the software will be installed. ⚠
  • Open the folder and run the setup.exe as administrator
  • Oracle Database Universal Installer guide

Database installation files location

Unzip the Oracle Database installation files to a folder where you want the software installed. Our recommended directory is C:\app\Oracle19c so that the Oracle software is installed near the default Oracle Base location C:\app\<user>.

Oracle Database Universal Installer

Browse to the folder location where you unzipped the Oracle Database installation files. Launch the Oracle Database Universal Installer by right clicking on the setup.exe file and selecting run as administrator.

ODB Universal Installer

Step 1 - Select Configuration Option

Select Create and configure a single instance database. This option will create a database after the software is installed.

Step 1 database

Step 2 - Select System Class

Select Server Class and NEXT.

Step 2 database

Step 3 - Select Install Type

Select Advanced Install and NEXT.

Step 3 database

Step 4 - Select Database Edition

Select Standard Edition 2 and NEXT.

Step 4 database

Step 5 - Specify Oracle Home User

Select Use Windows Built-in Account and NEXT

Step 5 database

Step 6 - Select Installation Location

Select or Create the Oracle base directory and NEXT

C:\app\<user> is the recommended directory in this example. C:\Users\<user>\oracle would be another good example directory.

Oracle Base and Software directories

The Oracle base directory is the location of the database files. The software directory is the same location that you are running the setup.exe from. This is where the Oracle Database software will be installed.

Step 6 database

Step 7 - Select Configuration Type

Select General Purpose / Transaction Processing and NEXT.

Step 7 database

Step 8 - Specify Database Identifiers

Under Global database name you can enter your desired database name. If necessary you can also enter your domain name. Oracle system identifier (SID) will populate automatically based on the Global name.

Create as Container database

Make sure Create as Container database is unchecked!


Database name must be less than 8 characters. We recommend a max of 4 characters.

Step 8 database

Step 9 - Specify Configuration Options

Select Enable Automatic Memory Management (defaults) and NEXT.

Step 9 database

Step 10 - Specify Database Storage Options

Select File system. The file location should be the same root as the Oracle base directory. Accept the defaults if they match the Oracle base directory with the folder oradata at the end as shown.

Select NEXT.

Step 10 database

Step 11 - Specify Management Options

Make sure Register with Enterprise Manager (EM Cloud Control) is unchecked and Select NEXT.

Step 11 database

Step 12 - Specify Recovery Options

Select default (Enable Recovery unchecked) and NEXT

Step 12 database

Step 13 - Specify Schema Passwords

You can select either option here. It's up to you to chose which fits your organizations security protocol.

Select NEXT


Take note of your password(s). Lode Data Corporation does not keep record of this information. Losing these passwords will result in re-installation of Oracle and possible loss of data.


If you received training from Lode Data Corporation and did not specify this information during installation then the use same password for all accounts was selected and the password is the same name as the database (SID)

Step 13 database

You may receive a warning before proceeding to step 14, Select Yes to continue.

Step 13 warning

Step 14 - Perform Prerequisite Checks

After the system check is complete select NEXT if there are no major issues flagged.

Step 14 database

Step 15 - Summary

This is a summary of all the options you've selected during this installation. You can Save the Response file if you choose.

Select Install.


Save Response File - You can save this file for multiple installations. The response file serves as a template.

Step 15 database

Step 16 - Install Product

Oracle will now install the database software and create a database.

Step 16 database

Step 17 - Finish

Finish, take note of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Express URL. We recommend bookmarking the URL in the browser to use later.

Step 17 database

Optional Settings

Oracle has a few default settings that can cause issues for non-system administrators down the road. Two of these settings are a default password life time and failed login attempts. Both of these settings lock the user out until the password is reset. If you'd like to disable these settings then follow the steps below.

Disable password expire and failed login attempts

  • Replace <database_name> with your database name
  • Replace <password_for_sys> with the password for SYS


Use the password you setup for SYS in step number 13

Start command prompt and enter the following commands

-- Remove the brackets < >, they are placeholders and are not needed
-- Connect to the Oracle Database as the user SYS
Set oracle_sid=<database_name>
Connect Sys/<password_for_sys> as sysdba;

 Unlimited log in attempts
 Password never expires



Final checklist

Now that you've successfully installed the Oracle Database software, we'll want to confirm that everything is working properly and that clients will be able to connect.

  • Static IP

In most cases you'll want to assign a static IP address to the server.

  • Firewall

Oracle uses port 1521 so make sure you've opened the server firewall to allow incoming and outgoing connections on port 1521

  • Verify the database and listener is running

The database is a service. In our example we named our database LODE. By selecting the Windows Key windows key and typing in services we can browse to the Oracle Database service. We should also verify that we have a Oracle listener service running as well.

Windows Services

  1. Oracle Listener service LISTENER
  2. Oracle Database service LODE