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Lesson 4 Locating the Server Manager executable file
ObjectiveFind the executable file for Server Manager.
Searching for the executable file
Now that you know where your Oracle Home is, it's time to find the Server Manager executable file. The executable file is named differently under different operating systems. You need to know the correct name for the executable file under your operating system, because the name is used in the command to start Server Manager.
Oracle always stores executable files in the bin directory underneath Oracle Home. That's one thing you can count on. You can also count on the fact that the Server Manager executable name starts with “svrmgr”. To find the executable, you need to go to Oracle's bin directory, and search for files starting with that string. Look through the following Slideshow to see how to do this from both a UNIX and a Windows NT command prompt.

Finding Server Manager
Find the Server Manager executable file in your Oracle Home's bin directory.
The right command to start Server Manager
If you are running under the UNIX operating system, the correct command to start Server Manager will be svrmgrl. The “l” at the end of the name stands for line mode, and refers to the command-line version of Server Manager, which is what we will be working with in the rest of this module.
If you are running under Windows NT, then the command to use will vary depending on which release of Oracle you happen to have installed.
It should be one of the following:

svrmgrl (Oracle 8.1.5 (8i) onward)
svrmgr30 (Oracle 8.0.x)
svrmgr23 (Oracle 7.3.x)
svrmgr22 (Oracle 7.2.x)
Why are so many different names used in the Windows environment?
Find out why Oracle did this.