Every time I try to install Oracle 10g on Windows Server 2003, I get an error. It says it's thrown when the IP address of a host cannot be determined. Also the Database Configuration Assistant fails, and I get this error: "OS error in starting oracle service." What is the solution?

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The Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) needs to be able to determine the hostname and IP address of the machine where it is being installed. Ensure that the 'nslookup <ip address of host>' command returns the correct hostname. Also ensure that the Domain Name Server contains the proper hostname and IP address of this server.

This was first published in September 2006

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