What You Need to Know about Oracle’s Critical Patch Update (CPU) Program

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Oracle's Critical Patch Update Program

Oracle releases the latest version of your Oracle Primavera P6 product suite through My Oracle Support.  In addition, Oracle releases quarterly Critical Patch Updates (CPUs) to fix security vulnerabilities in your software product. It is important to review these patches when released to monitor your Oracle product’s security risks. To save you time and effort, Oracle […]

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How to Keep Your Database Clean

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Unfortunately, many companies have not set up their security settings or a strict methodology for creating layouts, calendars, or activity codes. This tends to cause chaos in your database. Many times, we hear complaints about how they have so many duplicate projects, duplicate calendars, lists of layouts and so on. So what can you do […]

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The P6 EPPM Architecture: Simplified

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One of the first decisions to be made with P6 is how it will be set-up. Unlike most software, this one will not be the most intuitive. There are also different ways and combinations to deploy P6, but it will all depend on the business needs – both short term and long term. Project managers […]

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How to Run Primavera and IE V11 Together

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Are you experiencing issues with your Primavera P6 applications? Just recently, many Windows users had their IE browser automatically upgraded to Internet Explorer Version 11. For those using Primavera applications, (including Primavera P6 Windows Client, Primavera Web Access, and Primavera Contract Management) this new update has caused P6 to glitch and malfunction. For example, P6 […]

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Oracle Primavera Product Purchasing Guide – Media Kits

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Buying Primavera products can be confusing between understanding what the products are and choosing the right ones for your company. This product guide is intended to help you understand what is included when purchasing a Primavera P6 media pack and what products you can add on to complete your product suite. EPPM Media Pack EPPM […]

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Primavera P6 EPPM – Installation, Integration, Implementation and Administration

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Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM software product suite is not like the typical retail ‘out-of-the-box’ software product. P6 is purchased through licenses with Oracle and is then downloaded from their e-delivery site. P6 is part of their Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) which is a collection of computer programs that can work together on a centralized […]

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Q&A: “How can I tell what version of Primavera P5/P6 is installed?”

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Primavera P5 / P6 Project Management Client version and Database version information can be found by logging into the Primavera Project Management Client Application. Follow these steps: Click on Help, About Primavera. Click on the System tab. The second line displays the client application version information. Scroll down to the Components section. The second line […]

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Q&A: “Oracle complained with Database Server Error: ORA-01017

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Your problem: My P6 tried to connect to Oracle database, but it gave the error below when I configured the database for P6: “Bad private user name or password. Check the public group ID. Database Server Error: ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied.” My Solution: The fact: the default passwords for both pubuser and privuser in […]

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Bad public user name or password.

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When you configure Project Management to connect to  database server and you receive the following errors: Bad public user name or password. Check the public group ID. Bad public user name or password. Unable to Load dbexpsda30.dll. Bad public user name or password. Database Server Error: Login failed for user ‘pubuser’. Bad public user name […]

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