setting any NLS_* Environment Variables with Quotations , Cause "ORA-02248: invalid option for ALTER SESSION" (Doc ID 739009.1)

Last updated on MARCH 01, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 9.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.4
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

On certain Windows client :

connection using sqlplus giving the following error :
ORA-00604: error occurred at recursive SQL level 1
ORA-02248: invalid option for ALTER SESSION

Cause

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