Oracle 11g windows server 2008


I am trying to connect to a machine where oracle got installed by some admin person.

But I am not seeing any OracleService<oracle_sid> in services.msc services to start the service.
Can you please let me know how can  how to enable to oracleservice<oracle_sid> in services.msc? (I do not know the service name given by the admin).

This machine is new and Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (64 bit) operating system.
Getting the below error when I try to connect as
sqlplus / as sysdba at command prompt.
ORA-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error

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HuaMin ChenProblem resolverCommented:
The relevant Oracle service is like


and you have to get the Windows Admin login for administering Oracle DB.
HuaMin ChenProblem resolverCommented:
To your error, are you able to ping the IP of the Oracle DB server?
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
When the admin installed the software, id they build a database?

If you don't see the Service, then there isn't a database running.

While logged in as a local admin:  Run the Database Configuration Service and create a database.
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GouthamAnandAuthor Commented:
I directly logged into that machine as Windows Admin. Can you please let me know how to run the database configuration service and to create a database. or should I approach them only to do this?

@HuaMinChen, I think I don't need to ping the oracle DB server as I logged in that machine. Also don't know the dbname given by the oracle admin.

slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
>>Can you please let me know how to run the database configuration service and to create a database

Look for the Database Configuration Assistant under -Program Files -> Oracle -> Assistants.

There are a LOT of settings you need to know how to set before you create the database.  Correct memory settings are probably the most important.  Correct disk setup and file locations are a close second.  Many others like proper block size, character sets, etc...

Before you ask:  No we cannot tell you what settings to use.  We do not know the requirements of the system or the server configurations.

Oracle isn't the type of system where you run setup.exe, click next 100 times and you are up and running.  Well, you 'can' do that but your system will likely not perform up to expectations.

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GouthamAnandAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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