Good Morning all, I'm new to the Windchill/PDMLink administration world, coming from a IntraLink 3.x administration position. I have been charged with creating a 'clone' system (among other things) of the production Windchill/PDMLink system. The problem is that the clone system had a previous installation on it, on different drives than the production system. My question is how do you completely cleanse the old installation from a system so a new installation works correctly? The specific problems are:
* Oracle home setting, instead of Orahome92 on d:\oracle\ora92 it keeps setting itself to Orahome9 when selecting the d:\ path. If I change it to Orahome92, it changes the path to c:\oracle\ora92 (which was the old installation path).
* The installation of the Oracle service for Windchill (d:\oracle\ora92\bin\oracle.exe wind) does not get created during the installation of the database. So a connection to the database is not possible from sqlplus or the svrmgrl.
I'm going to make a call to PTC on this, but right now I'm thinking about toasting the whole server and re-loading the OS from scratch and then loading the applications to mirror the production server. Any suggestions would be helpful. Mike Ibosh Engineering Systems Administrator FN Manufacturing LLC Phone: (803) 736-0522 x390 Fax: (803) 736-4169
Thanks to all that responded to this email. I had gotten some very good advice from you and thank you all for the input. Most of the responses were basically to toast the system and re-load from a clean slate. We are looking into a re-load, but in the mean time, I have gotten a proceedure from PTC (see attached) to completely remove the Oracle installation from a system (many registery settings and files/folders to clean up). I'll be trying that today. Once again, thanks to all and I hope the attached proceedure is helpful. Mike Ibosh