C Installing and Configuring Oracle Database Using Response Files

Learn how to install and configure Oracle products using response files.

Oracle Database Software Requirements

The following table lists the software requirements for Oracle Database on Windows x64:

Table C-1 Windows x64 Software Requirements

Requirement Value

Operating System

Oracle Database for Windows x64 is supported on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7 x64 - Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions

  • Windows 8 x64 and Windows 8.1 x64 - Core, Pro, and Enterprise editions

  • Windows 8.1 x64 - Pro and Enterprise editions

  • Windows 10 x64 - Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions

  • Windows Server 2012 x64 - Standard, Datacenter, Essentials, and Foundation editions

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 - Standard, Datacenter, Essentials, and Foundation editions

  • Windows Server 2016 x64 - Standard, Datacenter, and Essentials editions


  • Windows Multilingual User Interface Pack is supported.

  • The Server Core option is not supported.


The following components are supported with the Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Update 4, Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Update 3, and Intel 14.0 C compilers:
  • Oracle Call Interface

  • External callouts

  • Pro*C/C++

  • Oracle XML Developer's Kit (XDK)

Oracle C++ Call Interface supports:
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Update 4

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Update 3 - OCCI libraries are installed under ORACLE_HOME\oci\lib\msvc\vc14. When developing OCCI applications with MSVC++ 2015, ensure that the OCCI libraries are correctly selected from this directory for linking and executing.

  • Intel 14.0 C compilers with Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 STLs

Pro*COBOL supports:
  • Micro Focus Visual COBOL 2.2 - Update 2

Network Protocol

The Oracle Net foundation layer uses Oracle protocol support to communicate with the following industry-standard network protocols:

  • TCP/IP

  • TCP/IP with SSL

  • Named Pipes

Oracle Database Client

To connect to Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2), the following are required:

  • Oracle Database Client is version or higher.

  • If the earlier Oracle Database Client is running on the same computer as Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2), then you cannot use a bequeath connection.

Oracle recommends upgrading Oracle Database Client to the latest patchset (, or or later). You can download the patchset from the Patches and Updates section of My Oracle Support at


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