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Implementing Address Windowing Extensions (AWE) or VLM on 32-bit Windows Platforms (Doc ID 225349.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 01, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)


To address the growing need for use of more memory on 32-Bit Windows platforms, and explain how AWE is implemented by Oracle on Windows.


  • Oracle DBA's running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
  • Oracle Support Analysts, Field Engineers troubleshooting problems related to AWE and/or memory issues on Windows.


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