How to Set or Switch Oracle Homes on Windows
Last updated on MAY 05, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 [Release 9.2 to 12.1]
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
To provide guidance regarding setting (or better stated: not setting) Oracle Home on Windows. Unlike on other platforms, one should never keep ORACLE_HOME set as a fixed environment variable on Windows environments. This is largely due to the fact that Oracle determines where executable files reside at run-time.
Sign In with your My Oracle Support account
Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms