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Oracle's Enterprise Manager Disables Vista's Aero

10/7/2007 2:17:52 PM

I'm currently working on a project which uses Oracle 10g DBMS. So, naturally I've downloaded Oracle 10g Client for Vista (why this is a separate 600mb download from "standard" Win32 version is another story). Installation went smoothly but then, when I started Oracle's Enterprise Manager my screen flickered and shiny Aero Glass interface disappeared. I've closed EM and Aero reappeared. Opened - disappeared, closed - reappeared.

Long story short: I've narrowed the problem down to old JRE (java runtime) version which was included in Oracle's client for Vista (which is a separate 600mb+ download from standard Win32 client for XP, Win2000, etc.). And the ugliest thing is that even though I have the latest version of JRE on my machine Oracle insists on using it's "own" (excerpt from their oemapp.bat file: "REM Make sure that our JRE is used for this invocation").

So, I just took the latest JRE installation and forcefully installed it into Oracle's JRE directory (oracle\product\10.2.0\client_1\jdk\jre\). Voila. Aero is saved, EM seems to work (don't blame me if doesn't). "Only" 2 hours wasted.

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10/7/2007 1:44:55 PM

There are some things that I want to write down so I can revisit/reapply them later and which don't fit into my personal blog. These things aren't always appropriate for my company's developer blog too. So, after some thinking and considerations, I decided to launch this one.

I'll be writing here about .NET, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, Windows Mobile, databases, developer tools and similar stuff most of the time. I know some things about these areas but often have to concentrate on one technology and then, sometimes after several years, revisit the other one. And sometimes I have to learn what I already knew a year ago the hard way. So, this is what this blog is about - my personal quick reference/notebook.


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