Since there is no Post Installation Wizard anymore in ArcSDE 10.2 - how can i enable und create a geodatabase in oracle without ArcGIS Desktop? We have only an EDN description for ArcGIS Server/SDE, but no desktop license.

Is there any documentation about it?

Any help is appreciated!!

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For Windows Service

You can create and register an ArcSDE service on Windows servers from an MS-DOS prompt using the sdeservice command.


For creating the geodatabasase (after users/roles are set) python is required. Scripting geodatabase creation in Oracle

Install and configure Oracle on your server. If you will be running the Python script from a different computer than the Oracle server, install the Oracle client on the computer from which you will run the script.

The Oracle client can be downloaded from the Esri Customer Care Portal. If you will be running the script from an ArcGIS 32-bit client, download the 32-bit version of the Oracle client. If you will be running the script from ArcGIS for Server, download the 64-bit version of the Oracle client. See Setting up a connection to Oracle for more information. Copy one of these example scripts to the Python window in ArcGIS for Desktop or to any Python IDE, such as PythonWin or WING, on a computer where ArcGIS for Desktop (Standard or Advanced), ArcGIS for Server (Standard or Advanced), or ArcGIS Engine with the Geodatabase Update extension is installed.

This example creates an sde user and tablespace, grants the sde user privileges to create a geodatabase, then creates the geodatabase:

code available at: http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#/Scripting_geodatabase_creation_in_Oracle/002n000000t8000000/

  • thx for your quick response. but i have to say - this became way more complecated than with the post installation wizard in previous versions. Aug 16, 2013 at 14:29

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