FAQ
Beware when setting this, it may break some applications. But yeah, windows
and oracle are not very friendly and this parameter is required for OS
authentication in windows.
You can have this separate from the machine's SQLNET.ORA by using the
TNS_ADMIN variable as a local variable (i.e. not system wide).

HTH.
Alan.-

On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 2:54 AM, Steve Wales wrote:

Thanks to Harel Safra, I have my answer.

SQLNET.AUTHENTICATION_SERVICES=(NTS) in sqlnet.ora and problem solved.

Thanks again!

Steve

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Subject: Connecting as sysdba without password

I've just inherited an Oracle 8.1.7 database on Windows 2000.

No one has the SYS / SYSTEM passwords.

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