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

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A

accessibility software, Java Access Bridge, A
Administrator installation type
about, 1.5
connecting to database, 4.2.2
disk space requirements, 2.1.1, 2.1.1
AL32UTF8 character set
upgrade considerations, 2.2.3, C.1.1.2
aliases, multiple on computers, 2.3.2
applications, empty connection strings, 4.2.3.3

B

bind order of the adapters
about, 2.3.4

C

compilers
supported, 2.2.1, 2.2.2
components
unsupported
Windows Terminal Server, 2.4.1
computers with multiple aliases, 2.3.2
computers, non-networked, 2.3.3
configuration assistants
suppressing during silent mode installation, B.3
troubleshooting, D.5, D.5
connecting to database, 4.2.2
counters, Oracle Counters for Windows Performance Monitor, 4.2.6
Custom installation type
about, 1.5
connecting to database, 4.2.2

D

Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA)
suppressing during silent or response file mode installation, B.3
databases
connecting to, 4.2.2
removing, 5
Deinstallation Tool
about, 5.1
disk space
checking, 2.1.2, 2.1.2
requirements, 2.1.1
DVD drive, installing from, 3.2.1

E

easy connect naming method for Instant Client-to-database connection, 4.2.3.1
empty connect strings, 4.2.3.3
environment variables
LOCAL, 4.2.3.3
NLS_LANG, C.1.1.2
ORA_NLS10, 4.2.5
ORACLE_HOSTNAME, 2.3.1
TNS_ADMIN, 4.2.3.2
errors
configuration assistants, D.5
fatal, D.5.2
installation, D.3
silent installation, D.4
silent mode, D.4
existing Oracle installation, 3.1.5

F

fatal errors, D.5.2, D.5.2
files, Oracle Universal Installer log files, D.3

G

globalization support, C

H

hard disk space
checking, 2.1.2
requirements, 2.1.1
hardware requirements, 2.1
host name, setting before installation, 2.3.1
hosts file
editing for multihomed computers, 2.3.1
location, 2.3.1

I

In-place upgrade, 3.1.6, 3.3.2
performing, 3.3.3
using response file, B.4
installActions.log file, D.3
installation
accessing installation software, 3.2
computer aliases, multiple, 2.3.2
downloading software from Oracle Technology Network, 3.2.3
DVD drive, 3.2.1
errors, D.3
guidelines, 3.3.1, 3.3.1
Java Access Bridge, A.2
laptops, 2.3.3
log file (interactive install), D.3
log file (silent install), D.4
log files (interactive install), D.3
multiple, 3.1.2
Oracle base directory, 3.1.3
Oracle homes, multiple, 3.1.4
overview, 1.1
preinstallation considerations, 3.1
procedure, 3.3.2
quick installation, Preface, Preface
remote installation with remote access software, 3.2.2
remote installation, DVD drive, 3.2.1.1
response file mode error handling, D.4
response files, D.4
silent mode error handling, D.4
suppressing screens, B.3
troubleshooting, D
with existing Oracle installations, 3.1.5
installation guidelines, 3.3.1
installation software, accessing, 3.2
installation types
about, 1.5
Administrator, 1.5
Custom, 1.5
Instant Client, 1.5
Runtime, 1.5
Instant Client
about, 1.5
connecting to database with Oracle Call Interface, 4.2.3.1
connecting to Oracle Database, 4.2.3
disk space requirements, 2.1.1, 2.1.1
easy connect naming method, 4.2.3.1
empty connect strings, 4.2.3.3
installation type, 1.5
Instant Client Light
about, 1.5
configuring, 4.2.1
connecting to database, 4.2.3
requirements for language and character sets, 2.2.3
updates, 4.1.2
LOCAL environment variable, connecting to database, 4.2.3.3
TNS_ADMIN environment variable, connecting to database, 4.2.3.2
tnsnames.ora file connection method, 4.2.3.2
updates, 4.1.2
Instant Client Light
about, 1.5
configuring, 4.2.1
connecting to database, 4.2.3
disk space requirements, 2.1.1
requirements for language and character sets, 2.2.3
updates, 4.1.2
IP addresses, multiple, 2.3.1

J

Java Access Bridge
about, A.1
installing, A.2
Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
guideline for modifying, 3.3.1
requirements, 2.1.1
JRE. See Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

L

languages
installing Oracle components in different languages, C.2
Oracle9isupport postinstallation step, 4.2.5
using Oracle components in different languages, C.1.2
laptops, installing Oracle Database on, 2.3.3
listener.ora file
Oracle Net Services configuration, 4.3
LOCAL environment variable, 4.2.3.3
log files
if encounter errors, D.2
interactive, D.3
reviewing installation session, D.3
silent, D.4
loopback adapters
about, 2.3.4
checking if installed, 2.3.4.1
computers with multiple aliases, 2.3.2
installing, 2.3.4
installing on Windows 2003, 2.3.4.2, 2.3.4.2
installing on Windows 8, 2.3.4.5
installing on Windows 8.1, 2.3.4.5
installing on Windows Server 2012, 2.3.4.5
installing on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, 2.3.4.3, 2.3.4.4
installing on Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, 2.3.4.3, 2.3.4.4
installing on Windows XP, 2.3.4.2
non-networked computers, 2.3.3
removing, 2.3.4.6, 2.3.4.6
See also network adapters, primary network adapters

M

memory
checking, 2.1.2
requirements, 2.1
multihomed computers, installing on, 2.3.1
multiple aliases, computers with, 2.3.2
multiple Oracle homes
setting, 2.3.1
My Oracle Support (formerly OracleMetaLink) Web site, 2.4

N

Net Configuration Assistant (NetCA)
suppressing during silent or response file mode installation, B.3
NetCA. See Oracle Net Configuration Assistant (NetCA)
netca.rsp response file, B.2.1
network adapters
computers with multiple aliases, 2.3.2
how primary adapter is determined, 2.3.4
non-networked computers, 2.3.3
primary, on computers with multiple aliases, 2.3.2
See also loopback adapters, primary network adapters
network cards, multiple, 2.3.1
network topics
about, 2.3
computers with multiple aliases, 2.3.2
laptops, 2.3.3
listed, 2.3
loopback adapters, 2.3.4
multiple network cards, 2.3.1
non-networked computers, 2.3.3
NLS_LANG environment variable, C.1.1.2
non-networked computers, 2.3.3
NTFS systems, hard disk space requirements, 2.1.1

O

Operfcfg.exe utility, 4.2.6
ORA_NLS10 environment variable, 4.2.5
Oracle Administration Assistant for Windows, 3.1.4
Oracle Automatic Storage Management (Oracle ASM)
silent or response file mode installations, B.1.2
Oracle base directory, creation of, 3.1.3
Oracle Call Interface
Instant Client connection method, 4.2.3.1
See also Instant Client
Oracle components
using in different languages, C.1.2
Oracle Counters for Windows Performance Monitor, 3.1.4, 4.2.6
Oracle Database
connect Oracle Database Client to, 4.2.2
connecting to Instant Client, 4.2.3
Oracle Database Client
guidelines for installing, 3.3.1
installation procedure, 3.3.2
preinstallation requirements, 2
Oracle home directory
multiple homes, network considerations, 2.3.1
Oracle homes, multiple, 3.1.4
Oracle host name, setting before installation, 2.3.1
Oracle Net Configuration Assistant (NetCA)
about, 4.2.2
connecting client to database, 4.2.2
installing, 4.2.3.2
response file, B.2.1
silent installation, B.2.1
tnsnames.ora configuration, 4.2.2
troubleshooting, D.5
Oracle Net Services
configuring, 4.3
Oracle Objects for OLE, 3.1.4
Oracle Provider for OLE DB, 3.1.4
Oracle Technology Network (OTN)
accessing, 3.2.3
downloading software from, 3.2.3
Oracle Univeral Installer
location of executable, B.3
Oracle Universal Installer
log files, D.3
running in different languages, C.2
version to use, 3.3.1
Oracle Universal Installer (OUI)
running at command line, B.3
ORACLE_HOSTNAME environment variable
about, 2.3.1
computers with multiple aliases, 2.3.2
multihomed computers, 2.3.1
setting before installation, 2.3.1
Oracle9i language and territory support, 4.2.5
OTN. See Oracle Technology Network
OUI. See Oracle Universal Installer

P

paging file size
checking, 2.1.2
requirements, 2.1
patches
downloading and installing, 4.1.1
postinstallation task, 4.1.1
physical RAM
checking, 2.1.2
requirements, 2.1
postinstallation tasks
configuring Oracle Net Services, 4.3
downloading and installing patches, 4.1.1, 4.1.1
Instant Client-to-database connection, 4.2.3
Oracle Database Client-to-database connection, 4.2.2
Oracle9i language and territory support, 4.2.5
recommended, 4.2
required, 4.1.1
user accounts, 4.2.4
preinstallation considerations, 3.1
primary network adapters
how determined, 2.3.4
See also loopback adapters, network adapters
product postinstallation task, configuring Oracle Net Services, 4.3

Q

quick installation, Preface, Preface

R

RAM
checking, 2.1.2
requirements, 2.1
reinstalling Oracle software, 3.3.1
remote access software, 3.2.2
remote installations
about, 3.2.2
DVD drive, 3.2.1.1
removing
Oracle Database Client, overall procedure, 5
requirements
hard disk space, 2.1.1
hardware, 2.1
Java Runtime Environment, 2.1.1
software, 2.2
Web browser support, 2.4.5
requirements, Oracle Database Client, 2
response file mode
about, B.1
error handling, D.4
See also response files, silent mode, B.1
response files
about, B.1
creating
with response file mode, B.2.2
with template, B.2.1
error handling, D.4
general procedure, B.1.2
Oracle Automatic Storage Management (Oracle ASM), B.1.2
passing values at command line, B.1
specifying with Oracle Universal Installer, B.3
See also silent mode, response file mode, B.1
Runtime installation type
about, 1.5
connecting to database, 4.2.2
disk space requirements, 2.1.1, 2.1.1

S

setup.exe. See Oracle Universal Installer (OUI)
silent installation
errors, D.4
silent mode
about, B.1
error handling, D.4
reasons for using, B.1.1
See also response file mode, response files, B.1
software
requirements, 2.2
software updates option, 1.7
software, removing, 5
suppressed mode. See response file mode
swap space
checking, 2.1.2
requirements, 2.1
Symantec pcAnywhere remote access software, 3.2.2

T

temporary directory, 2.1.2
temporary disk space
checking, 2.1.2, 2.1.2
freeing, 2.1.2
requirements, 2.1
tmp directory
checking space in, 2.1.2
freeing space in, 2.1.2
TNS_ADMIN environment variable, 4.2.3.2
tnsnames.ora file
Instant Client-to-database connection, 4.2.3.2
Oracle Net Services configuration, 4.3
troubleshooting, D
Inventory log files, D.3

U

unsupported components
on Windows Terminal Server, 2.4.1
updating Instant Client, 4.1.2
upgrading
AL32UTF8 character set, 2.2.3, C.1.1.2
upgrading. See patches
user accounts, 4.2.4

V

VNC remote access software, 3.2.2

W

Web browser support, 2.4.5
Windows
compilers, supported, 2.2.1, 2.2.2
Windows Terminal Services, unsupported components, 2.4.1