Oracle® Database Client Quick Installation Guide
10g Release 1 (10.1.0.2.0) for 64-Bit Windows
Part No. B13802-01
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Client Quick Installation Guide
10g Release 1 (10.1.0.2.0) for 64-Bit Windows
Part No. B13802-01
This guide describes how to quickly install Oracle Database Client on Windows systems. It includes information about the following:
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Note:This guide describes how to install Oracle Database Client on a system that does not have any Oracle software installed on it. If there is an existing Oracle software installation on this system, see Oracle Database Client Installation Guide for Windows for more detailed installation instructions.
This guide describes how to complete a default installation of Oracle Database Client in a new Oracle home directory. It describes how to perform one of the following installation types:
Administrator: Enables applications to connect to an Oracle database on the local system or on a remote system. It also provides tools that let you administer an Oracle database.
Instant Client: Enables you to install only the shared libraries required by Oracle Call Interface applications that use the Instant Client feature. This installation type requires much less disk space than the other Oracle Database Client installation types.
See Also:Oracle Call Interface Programmer's Guide for more information about the Instant Client feature
Where to Get Additional Installation Information
For more detailed information about installing Oracle Database Client, see Oracle Database Client Installation Guide for Windows.
This guide is available on the product compact disc. To access it, use a Web browser to open the
welcome.htm file, either in the top-level directory on the CD-ROM or in the
client directory on the DVD-ROM, then select the Documentation tab.
Table 1 lists the software requirements for Oracle Database Client.
Table 1 Oracle Database Client Software Requirements
|System Architecture||Itanium 2 64-bit
Note: Oracle provides both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Oracle Database for Windows. Currently, the 64-bit version of the database must run on the 64-bit version of the operating system. The 32-bit version of the database must run on the 32-bit version of the operating system.
|Operating System||Oracle Database Client for 64-bit Windows is supported on the following operating systems:
Windows Multilingual User Interface Pack is supported on Windows XP64-bit Edition and Windows Server 2003.
|Compiler||Object Oriented COBOL (OOCOBOL) specifications are not supported.
The following components are supported with the Microsoft Platform SDK and Intel Electron C 7.1 compilers:
|Network Protocol||The Oracle Net foundation layer uses Oracle protocol support to communicate with the following industry-standard network protocols:
The following hardware components are required for Oracle Database Client:
RAM: 1 GB minimum
Virtual memory: 512 MB
Disk space: see Table 2
Temp disk space: 100 MB
Video adapter: 256 color
Processor: Itanium 2 or higher for each installation type
This section lists system requirements for NT File System (NTFS) file systems. FAT32 space requirements are slightly larger. Oracle recommends installing Oracle components on NTFS.
The NTFS system requirements listed in this section are more accurate than the hard disk values reported by the Oracle Universal Installer Summary screen. The Summary screen does not include the space required to create a database or the size of compressed files that are expanded on the hard drive.
The hard disk requirements for Oracle Database Client components include space required to install Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and Oracle Universal Installer on the partition where the operating system is installed. If sufficient space is not detected, then installation fails and an error message appears.
Table 2 lists the space requirements for NTFS.
Table 2 Hard Disk Space Requirements for NTFS
|Installation Type||System Drive||Oracle Home|
|Administrator||90 MB||790 MB|
|Runtime||50 MB||150 MB|
|Instant Client||70 MB||88 MB|
See Also:"About NTFS File System and Windows Registry Permissions" in Oracle Database Platform Guide for Windows
To ensure that the system meets these requirements, follow these steps:
Determine the physical RAM size. For a computer using Windows XP, for example, open System in the control panel and select the General tab. If the size of the physical RAM installed in the system is less than the required size, then you must install more memory before continuing.
Determine the size of the configured virtual memory (also known as paging file size). For a computer using Windows XP, for example, open System in the control panel, select the Advanced tab, click Settings in the Performance section. Then select the Advanced tab and click Change in the Virtual Memory section.
If necessary, see your operating system documentation for information about how to configure additional swap space.
Determine the amount of free disk space on the system. For a computer using Windows XP, for example, open My Computer, right-click the drive where the Oracle software is to be installed, and choose Properties.
Determine the amount of disk space available in the
temp directory. This is equivalent to the total amount of free disk space, minus what will be needed for the Oracle software to be installed.
If there is less than 140 MB of disk space available in the
temp directory, then first delete all unnecessary files. If the
temp disk space is still less than 140 MB, then set the
TMP environment variable to point to a different hard drive. For a computer using Windows XP, for example, open the System control panel, select the Advanced tab, and click Environment Variables.
Log on as a member of the Administrators group to the computer on which to install Oracle components. Log on as a member of the Domain Administrators group if you are installing on a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) or a Backup Domain Controller (BDC).
The following sections describe how to install the Oracle software:
Review the following guidelines before starting Oracle Universal Installer:
Do not use Oracle Universal Installer from an earlier Oracle product release to install components from this release.
If you reinstall Oracle software into an Oracle home directory where Oracle Database Client is already installed, then you must also reinstall any components that were installed before you began the reinstallation.
Note:Use the same installation media to install Oracle Database Client on all supported Windows platforms.
See Also:For instructions on installing Oracle Database Client without using the installation media, see Oracle Database Client Installation Guide for Windows
Start Oracle Universal Installer and install the software, as follows:
Insert the CD labeled Oracle Database Client 10g Release 1 (10.1.0.2.0) Disk 1 of 1.
The Autorun screen automatically appears. If the Autorun screen does not appear, then:
Choose Start > Run.
Enter the following:
The Autorun screen appears.
Choose Install/Deinstall Products from the Autorun screen.
The Welcome screen appears. Table 3 lists the recommended action for each screen.
Follow the instructions displayed in the Oracle Universal Installer screens. If you need additional information, click Help.
Do not install Oracle Database 10g release 1 (10.1) software into an existing Oracle home that contains Oracle9i or earlier software.
Do not modify the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) except by using a patch provided by Oracle Support Services. Oracle Universal Installer automatically installs the Oracle-supplied version of the JRE. This version is required to run Oracle Universal Installer and several Oracle assistants.
If you chose an installation type that runs Oracle Net Configuration Assistant in interactive mode, then you must provide detailed information about configuring your database and network. If you need assistance when using Oracle Net Configuration Assistant in interactive mode, then click Help on any screen.
Note:If you chose a default installation, then Oracle Net Configuration Assistant runs non-interactively.
When all of the configuration tools have finished, click Exit, then click Yes to exit from Oracle Universal Installer.
Optionally, delete the
date_time directory if you want to remove the temporary files that were created during the installation process. The
date_time directory holds about 45 MB of files.
Restarting your computer also removes the
Table 3 Oracle Universal Installer Screens
|Specify File Locations||In the Destination section, accept the default values or enter the Oracle home name and directory path in which to install Oracle components.
|Select Installation Type||Select Instant Client, Administrator, Runtime, or Custom.
|Summary||Review the information displayed, then click Install.|
|Install||The Install screen displays status information while the product is being installed.|
|Configuration Assistants||The Configuration Assistants screen displays status information for the configuration assistants that configure the software.|
|Oracle Net Configuration Assistant: Welcome||You can choose Naming Methods configuration or let Oracle Net Configuration Assistant complete a typical configuration for you. If you want to choose, simply click Next. If you want a typical configuration, first click the Perform typical configuration checkbox and then click Next.|
|Oracle Net Configuration Assistant: Naming Methods Configuration, Select Naming Methods||This screen appears only if you did not click the Perform typical configuration checkbox. Local Naming, the recommended naming method, is preselected. But you can remove it, add other naming methods, or change the order of selected naming methods by first clicking on the naming method and then clicking on the arrow keys. When you are done selecting naming methods, click Next.|
|Oracle Net Configuration Assistant: Net Service Name Configuration, Service Name||This screen appears only if you did not click the Perform typical configuration checkbox. Enter the service name of the database or other service you want to access and click Next.|
|Oracle Net Configuration Assistant: Net Service Name Configuration, Select Protocols||This screen appears only if you did not click the Perform typical configuration checkbox. Select the protocol used by the database you want to access and click Next.|
|Oracle Net Configuration Assistant: Net Service Name Configuration, Your Protocol||This screen appears only if you did not click the Perform typical configuration checkbox, and its contents depend on which protocol you chose in the previous screen. If you chose TCP or TCPS, then this screen asks for a Host name and port number. If you chose IPC, then this screen asks for an IPC Key value. If you chose NMP, then this screen asks for a Computer Name and a pipe name. Supply the needed information and click Next.|
|Oracle Net Configuration Assistant: Net Service Name Configuration, Test||This screen appears only if you did not click the Perform typical configuration checkbox. It offers a pair of radio buttons enabling you to test or not test your connection to the database. Make your choice and click Next.|
|Oracle Net Configuration Assistant: Net Service Name Configuration, Connecting||This screen appears only if you chose to test the connection in the previous screen. If the connection does not succeed, then this screen instructs you to click Back to review the connection information you supplied or click Change Login to change username, password, or both. Click Next.|
|Oracle Net Configuration Assistant: Net Service Name||This screen appears only if you did not click the Perform typical configuration checkbox. It lets you enter a name for this net service name. The default is the service name you entered earlier. Click Next.|
|Oracle Net Configuration Assistant: Another Net Service Name?||This screen appears only if you did not click the Perform typical configuration checkbox. It asks if you want to enter another name for this net service name. Click Next.|
|Oracle Net Configuration Assistant: Net Service Name Configuration Done||This screen appears only if you did not click the Perform typical configuration checkbox. It tells you that net service name configuration is complete. Click Next.|
|Oracle Net Configuration Assistant: Naming Methods Configuration Done||This screen appears only if you did not click the Perform typical configuration checkbox. It tells you that naming methods configuration is complete. Click Next.|
|Oracle Net Configuration Assistant: Done||Click Finish.|
|End of Installation||The End of Installation screen tells you installation was successful.
Click Exit, then click Yes.