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Can I install Oracle 8.1.7 on Windows 2003 Server?

When installing Oracle 8.1.7 on a standalone Windows 2003 Server, I received this error: "Thrown when an IP address of a host cannot be determined." What could be the problem and how can I solve it? We get the same error for Oracle 8.1.6.
Oracle 8.1.6 and 8.1.7 are not certified for Windows 2003 Server. The only Oracle versions that are certified for this operating system are Oracle 9.2.0.3 and higher -- including Oracle 10g. You will either have to use Windows 2000 or Windows NT for Oracle 8i. Or you can use a supported and certified version. Personally, I'd use Oracle 10g on Windows 2003 Server.
This was last published in April 2005

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