Oracle SCM Repository Installation Guide
You can customize your Oracle configuration by changing the configuration parameter values. This appendix provides information about these parameters.
The configuration parameters control such things as the name and location of the program executable, library and help files. The parameters can also determine the driver to be used for network communications and the values that the network software should use for its operating parameters.
When you use the installer, it creates entries for the Oracle products in the Windows Registry, which stores configuration details for all the Windows products installed on the workstation.
To set configuration parameters, see "Modifying the Windows Registry".
To view an example of Registry settings for Oracle9i Designer or Oracle9i SCM, use a text editor or similar to open one of the files:
on the Oracle9i Designer and Oracle9i SCM product CD. You can edit and then run this file to insert its contents into the Registry (for example, if your Registry becomes corrupted).
Running the ORACLE.REG file (e.g. from Windows Explorer) will overwrite your Registry entries for Designer or SCM with the contents of the file. See "Inserting the Contents of a Registry File".
You can view or edit the configuration details for the Oracle products by using the Registry Editor.
To start the Registry Editor:
Details for the Oracle products appear in the Registry Editor window named HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. Double-click the word SOFTWARE, then click the word ORACLE. The general parameters for Oracle products are displayed. Click any of the names under ORACLE to see the configuration parameters for that area of the installation.
To add a new parameter to the Registry (for example, to add a LOCAL parameter if one does not exist), proceed
The new values take effect immediately.
To change the value of a parameter that already exists in the Registry, proceed
The new value takes effect immediately.
You can modify the Registry by inserting the contents of a registry file, that is, a file containing Registry entries in the correct format.
Use this method with care, as the original contents of the registry will be completely overwritten.
where filename is the name of the registry file.
From Windows Explorer, double-click the entry for the registry file.