Oracle Financial Analyzer Installation and Upgrade Guide
Release 11i

Part No. A87523-01
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Installing the Software, 7 of 14


Performing a Shared Installation on a Client PC

Procedure: Beginning a shared installation

Follow these steps to begin the installation of Financial Analyzer on a client PC from a staging area on the network:

  1. For a workstation that will access the server in thick client mode, ensure that Personal Express Server 6.3.2 has been installed on the workstation.

  2. Run the the setup.exe file that performs the shared installation, as instructed by your database administrator. The setup.exe file is located in the shared OLAP home on the network.

    Note: The shared OLAP home is the area on the network in which the staging area for the shared installation has been established, as described in "Procedure: Setting up a shared OLAP home on the network".

  3. On the Welcome screen, choose Next.

  4. On the File Locations screen under Destination, specify the Oracle Home that you want to use, then choose Next.

  5. The Available Products screen appears. This screen allows you to choose whether to perform a thinner client, thin client, or thick client installation. Select the desired client mode, then choose Next.

    Note: If you choose the thick client installation and you have not yet installed Personal Express Server, Installer issues a prompt that reminds you to install Personal Express Server after you have completed the Financial Analyzer installation. Choose Next on the prompt screen to continue with the Financial Analyzer installation.

  6. Depending on the client mode that you have chosen to install, do one of the following.

    IF you chose the . . .  THEN follow the instructions in . . . 

    thinner client installation, 

    "Procedure: Completing a thinner client shared installation" 

    thin client installation, 

    "Procedure: Completing a thin client shared installation" 

    thick client installation, 

    "Procedure: Completing a thick client shared installation" 

Procedure: Completing a thinner client shared installation

The following procedure describes the additional steps to follow if you are performing a thinner client installation.

  1. On the Thinner Client Installation: Location screen, specify the path for the application initialization file (OFA.INI). You can use the default path, you can use the Browse button to choose a different path, or you can type a path name. After you have specified the path information, choose Next.

  2. On the Thin Client Installation: Server Type screen, select the operating system for the server where the personal database is to run, then choose Next.

  3. On the Summary screen, make sure that all of the specifications for the installation are correct, then choose Install.

    Installer installs the products that you have selected.

  4. On the End of Installation screen, choose Exit to close Installer or choose Next Install to install additional Oracle products.

Procedure: Completing a thin client shared installation

The following procedure describes the additional steps to follow if you are performing a thin client installation.

  1. On the Thin Client Installation: Location screen, specify the path for the application initialization file (OFA.INI). You can use the default path, you can use the Browse button to choose a different path, or you can type a path name. After you have specified the path information, choose Next.

  2. On the Thin Client Installation: Server Type screen, select the operating system for the server where the personal database is to run, then choose Next.

  3. On the Summary screen, make sure that all of the specifications for the installation are correct, then choose Install.

    Installer installs the products that you have selected.

  4. On the End of Installation screen, choose Exit to close Installer or choose Next Install to install additional Oracle products.

Procedure: Completing a thick client shared installation

The following procedure describes the additional steps to follow if you are performing a thick client installation.

  1. On the Thick Client Installation: Location screen, specify the path for the location of the Budget workstation personal database file. You can use the default path, you can use the Browse button to choose a different path, or you can type a path name. After you have specified the path information, choose Next.

  2. On the Thick Client Installation: Shared Database Information screen, specify the following information for the shared database that the Budget workstation is to access on the server.

    • The path for the shared database

    • The server name

    • The Express port number

    After you have specified the above information, choose Next.

  3. On the Thick Client Installation: Server Type screen, select the operating system for the server where Express Server is running.

  4. On the Summary screen, make sure that all of the specifications for the installation are correct, then choose Install.

    Installer installs the products that you have selected.

  5. On the End of Installation screen, choose Exit to close Installer or choose Next Install to install additional Oracle products.


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