One would suppose that installing OEM on Windows Server 2008 would be like installing it pretty much in any other Windows environment; Oracle did a pretty good job of making it easy to install and run out-of-the-box under earlier versions of Windows, so it should be easier with the latest version of OEM and Windows, correct?
Wrong. There are a variety of reasons, and we’ll run through them in this exercise, as we install Oracle Enterprise Manager 10.2.0.5 on Windows Server 2008 (NOT R2; this is important!).
As an added bonus, we’ll get the OEM repository database up to 11g.