Error: Connection to sde failed(-106). SDE schema object install not completed.
The post-install procedure for ArcSDE 8.2 for oracle8i fails upon creation of the repository with this error:
"Connection to sde failed(-106)
SDE schema object install not completed."
This can be caused by a conflict in the PATH variable when ArcInfo Desktop or Workstation are installed on the same system.
Solution or Workaround
Edit the PATH variable so SDEHOME\bin (i.e. c:\arcgis\arcsde\ora8iexe\bin) occurs before ARCHOME\bin.