Installing Oracle RAC 11g On Windows2008 Service Pack 2 ± 64bit
Installing Oracle RAC and Clusterware on a Windows 2008 server is nothing short of anadventure. After much time spent (2 full days), I have accumulated several actions to perform inorder to gain a successful install of RAC.
Installation Prerequisite Discrepancies for Windows 2008
1. User EquivalenceIn order to fulfill the documented prerequisites and in addition to what is outlined in Note388730.1, it may be necessary to implement the following change in Windows 2008 User Account Control settings on each node:Change the elevation prompt behavior for administrators to ³Elevate without prompting´ Reference:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709691.aspx a. Click Start, click Accessories, click Run, type secpol.msc in the Open box, and then click OK. b. From the Local Security Settings console tree, click Local Policies, and then SecurityOptions.c. Scroll down to and double-click User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation promptfor administrators.d. From the drop-down menu, select:* Elevate without prompting (tasks requesting elevation will automatically run as elevatedwithout prompting the administrator)e. Click OK.f. Close the Local Security Settings window.
Confirm that the µAdministrators¶ group is listed under µManage auditing and securitylog¶
Invoke µLocal Security Settings¶ at the prompt by typing: µsecpol.msc¶
Click on µLocal Policies¶
Click on µUser Rights Assignment¶2. Make sure all servers that will be in the RAC environment are at the same patch level.3. Turn off the UAL and Firewall4. Create a local group on each machine. Create a local user and add the user to the local group.The local user needs elevated permissions.