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How to use the gMSA account as a Home user for 12.2 installation (Doc ID 2224800.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 24, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)


In Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, Microsoft introduced a new services account, Group Managed Services Account (gMSA). This is a domain level account and can be used by multiple servers in that domain to run their services under this account. gMSA is different from a standalone MSA because a gMSA can be associated with multiple servers in the domain, whereas an MSA can only be associated with a single server in the domain. A gMSA can be the Oracle home user for Oracle Database Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC), single instance, and client installations.

Using a gMSA 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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