Getting ORA-12638 While Installing Secure Enterprise Search 11.2.2.2.0 On Windows Server 2008 R2

(Doc ID 1580091.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Secure Enterprise Search - Version 11.2.2.2.0 and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) - Version: 2008 R2

Symptoms

When installing Oracle SES 11.2.2.2.0 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine using the all-in-one install option,
part way through the installation, the error message "ORA-12638 Credential Retrieval Failed" is getting displayed.


Several articles suggest to change the SQLNET.AUTHENTICATION_SERVICES parameter in sqlnet.ora to "(NONE)",
but that does not help further.

Cause

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