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Oracle® Database Client Installation Guide
11g Release 2 (11.2) for Microsoft Windows

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Preface

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) are discussed in this guide.

This preface contains these topics:

Audience

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

See Also:

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Related Documentation

For more information, see these Oracle resources:

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 about how these schemas were created and how you can use them yourself.

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