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How to choose "Virtual Account" as an Oracle Home User for 12.2 Database Installation (Doc ID 2224768.1)

Last updated on MARCH 09, 2023

Applies to:

Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)


In Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft introduced virtual accounts, which are managed local accounts that use computer credentials to access network resources. A virtual account can be the Oracle home user for Oracle Database single instance and client installations.

Using Windows, virtual accounts simplifies Oracle Database installation and management because a password is not required during service creation and service password maintenance is not needed once the services are created.


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