This article was previously published under Q193941
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Oracle maintains a public FTP site where it posts, among other things,patches to the Oracle server products and the client component that shipswith the server products. These patches are required for the properfunctioning of several Microsoft products and technologies. For example,the Microsoft Oracle ODBC Driver, the Microsoft Oracle OLE DB Provider,Internet Information Server (IIS), Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS) andso forth.
The public FTP site is located at the following address:
The User ID and Password for this site follows:
User ID: anonymous Password: <your e-mail address>
The patches most relevant to users of Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NTare located in the following directory:
Once in this directory, you can navigate to the appropriate sub-directorydepending on what version of Oracle you are using, 7.3 or 8.0. The two sub-directories are:
The third sub-directory is for patches to Oracle's network technology,either SQL*Net or Net8. These patches are in the following directory:
Accessing this FTP site from your Web browser may not work. If youexperience problems you should try using a "traditional" FTP client or usethe DOS Command prompt. Two Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT clientsthat work well follow:
Since Oracle rolls all bug fixes forward and they back-port bug fixes fromone version (Oracle 8) to another (say Oracle 7.3), it is recommended thatyou use the latest patch available. This is especially true for the OracleServer Client components. If you have any questions about installing thesepatches check with Oracle Support before you install them.
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
191168 INFO: Failed to Enlist on Calling Object's Transaction
193893 INFO: Using Oracle with Microsoft Transaction Server and COM+