Steps to Implement Address Windowing Extensions (AWE) / VLM on 32-bit Windows Platforms (Doc ID 2017532.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.2 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit)
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)

Goal

Oracle Database for Windows 32-Bit supports Very Large Memory (VLM) configurations, which allows Oracle Database to access more than the 4 gigabyte (GB) of RAM traditionally available to Windows applications. Specifically, Oracle Database uses Address Windowing Extensions (AWE) to access more than 4 GB of RAM.

The Purpose of this Document is to provide the steps on how to setup the AWE.

NOTE:
This article is only a summary of
<Note 225349.1> - Implementing Address Windowing Extensions (AWE) or VLM on 32-bit Windows Platforms

This summary is limited to practical implementation steps only for a larger troubleshooting framework.
For more information on AWE on Windows 32-bit, please do refer to <Note 225349.1>

Solution

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