This guide provides instructions about installing and configuring Oracle Database Client for both Microsoft Windows (32-Bit) and Microsoft Windows (x64). Only the features of Oracle Database for Microsoft Windows (32-Bit) and Microsoft Windows (x64) software installed on Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows XP Professional, and Windows Vista are discussed in this guide.
This preface contains these topics:
Oracle Database Client Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows is intended for anyone installing an Oracle Database Client.
To use this document, you need the following:
A supported Microsoft Windows operating system installed and tested on your computer system
Administrative privileges on the computer where you are installing Oracle Database Client
Familiarity with object-relational database management concepts
Oracle Database Client Quick Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows (32-Bit) if you want to perform a quick installation using the default settings
Oracle Database Client Quick Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows (x64) if you want to perform a quick installation using the default settings
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Oracle Database Platform Guide for Microsoft Windows
Many of the examples in this book use the sample schemas, which are installed by default when you select the Basic Installation option with an Oracle Database installation. Refer to Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information on how these schemas were created and how you can use them yourself.
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