ODBC and EZCONNECT or my way out of active directory

The traditional way of connecting Excel (or Access) to Oracle (and other databases) is to use ODBC and TNSNAMES. You install an Oracle client, you create a connection and specify your tnsnames connection alias as server, here below DB01 tnsnames.ora DB01 = (DESCRIPTION= (ADDRESS= (PROTOCOL=TCP)(host=srv01)(Port=1521) ) (CONNECT_DATA= (SERVICE_NAME=DB01) ) ) But the file is often […]

Oracle 18c/19c and ActiveDirectory

With Oracle 18c and even better in Oracle 19c, you can manage your Oracle database users in Active Directory. This was supposed to be a very nice new feature as many of us struggle with many thousand users spread over many versions, environments, platforms and even cloud or exadata. Is this going to help you? […]

powershell goodies for Active Directory

What are my groups? PS> Get-ADPrincipalGroupMembership lsc | select -ExpandProperty “name” Domain Users oracle sybase Who is member of that group ? PS> Get-ADGroupMember oracle| select -ExpandProperty “name” Laurent Schneider Alfred E. Newmann Scott Tiger What is my phone number ? PS> (get-aduser lsc -property MobilePhone).MobilePhone +41 792134020 This works like a charm on your […]

TNSNAMES and Active Directory

It is highly probable you already have MS AD in your company. Probably you use a local tnsnames.ora. Apart from setting a Oracle Internet Directory or Oracle Virtual Directory, there is one more option that you may want to consider : AD. Ok, here is a bit of a road map : – Schema Extension […]