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    orapwd.exe executable missing from installation?

    I've just installed Oracle 9i Enterprise Edition on a new Windows 2003 server and applied all the security patches etc.

    Now I am attempting to duplicate a database using RMAN and the first thing I need to do is create a password file on my new server.

    However, I find that the orapwd.exe file is missing from the %ORACLE_HOME%/bin folder. I've tried copying this executable directly from another server to this one but when I try to create a password file it responds:

    Unable to find error file %ORACLE_HOME%\RDBMS\opw.msb

    Has anyone come across this or know how I can proceed? I would be grateful for a response.

    Many thanks.

    Chris (appy)

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    Did you create on iTar on metalink?
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    are you sure you installed the database software and not the client, if you have missing files the software wasnt installed

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    gandolf: I've not created an SR yet, no. I thought this might be a common problem someone else had come across.

    davey23uk: I'm absolutely positive! Been doing this for 12 years. I have the OEM set up, credentials added, jobs working, nodes discovered, the lot. You couldn't do that on a client!

    I'm completely lost here. Yet I seem to remember coming across this before but I can't remember for the life of me how I fixed it.

    If anyone knows a fix for this, I'd be very grateful.

    Chris

    PS. Is orapwd.exe part of the 9i Oracle Enterprise Edition or did it become obsolete in this version?
    Last edited by appy; 11-21-2006 at 05:07 AM.

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    Ok. Well I think I've figured out what happened now, so no need to rack your collective brains any longer!

    Cheers,

    Chris

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    dont keep us in suspense, what was it ...

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