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> Oracle client for Windows 7, Is there a client for Windows 7
rwcurran
post Mar 24 2010, 11:25 AM
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I have been researching this issue and trying to install any Oracle 10 or 11 client on my new Windows 7 (64-bit) computer for two days. I read on the following link: http://www.dba-oracle.com/t_windows_7_oracle.htm that such a client exists.

Do any of you know where I can get it and whether any special steps are required to perform the install?

I have tried the following:

Install 10gR2 and 11gR1(for x64) after downloading from Oracle. In each case, I ran the setup file from the .zip file and tried again by unzipping and running the setup.exe as the administrator. In most cases, I got the error from the compatibility check that the Oracle install would not work with 6.1 (NT6.1, I think).

I tried one suggestion of modifying the refhost.xml file to list 6.1 as an acceptable OS, but then my install failed when oui.exe quit running.

I am not sure what else to try. I there a version compatible with 7 that is not a beta?

Thanks.
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post Mar 24 2010, 11:33 AM
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Hi,

>> I got the error from the compatibility check that the Oracle install would not work with 6.1 (NT6.1, I think).

Do you have the error message?

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>> Install 10gR2 and 11gR1(for x64) after downloading from Oracle.

Don't to that if you only want the client!


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>> Oracle client for Windows 7

Just because it's not certified, does not mean that it wont work!

Just download the Oracle for Windows "instant client", right here:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/...ient/index.html


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>> I there a version compatible with 7 that is not a beta?

I would open an SR on MOSC and ask:

http://metalink.oracle.com

Or, just telehone your customer service representative, they can look it up for you . . .

If it does not work, it's easy to remove . . .


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Donald K. Burleson
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Author of Oracle Tuning: The Definitive Reference
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post Mar 24 2010, 09:48 PM
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Client software for 64-bit Windows is here:
http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/..._win64soft.html
Oracle Database 11g Release 1 Client (11.1.0.6.0)
for Microsoft Windows (x64)

You may need one hack for getting Oracle to install on Windows 7. Edit the orapram.ini file and add a section for Windows 7 (6.1). An example is here:
https://community.altiusconsulting.com/blog...-windows-7.aspx

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post Apr 1 2010, 09:42 AM
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We also encountered problems running the Oracle client under Windows 7. We ended up doing the following to get it to work (some of these steps are also mentioned above). Paths are where our install was - yours may be in a different path. We were installing on 32 bit machines so we used the 32 bit client.

1. We used an older version of the client install (10.2.0.1) without the patch. Download or otherwise aquire the
client software. Using the newer version did not work for us.
2. Modified file refhost.xml located at <install directory>\client\stage\prereq\client
Added the following inbetween the <CERTIFIED_SYSTEMS> tags
<OPERATING_SYSTEM>
<!--Microsoft Windows 7-->
<VERSION VALUE="6.1"/>
</OPERATING_SYSTEM>
3. Modified the oraparam.ini file located at <install directory>\client\install
[Certified Versions] - Add 6.1 to this line
4. On the PC, change the User Account Control settings.
Control Panel > System and Security > Action Center > Change User Account Control Settings
Drop the Settings to Never notify
5. Run the installer

Step #4 was not needed on every PC we installed. We were also able to do #4 after completing the install, when we discovered that (for some totally unknown reason) this made a difference in whether the client worked.

After doing these steps, we were able to use SQL*Plus, Golden, and PL/SQL Developer.

Good luck! Hope this was helpful.
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post Oct 13 2010, 01:21 PM
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Hello All,

Today I was able to get Oracle10.2 Instant Client installed on Windows 7 without any hack or workaround. I did open an SR in Metalink and the Certifications do specify that 10gR2 DB Client is CERTIFIED for MS Windows7

Product Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition
Product Release 10gR2 DB Client
Product Version 10gR2 DB Client 32-bit

Tier Server
Tier Product N/A
Tier Product Version N/A

Platform Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Platform Version 7
Certification Status Certified



-Srini
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post Oct 13 2010, 10:32 PM
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Product Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition Tier Server Platform Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
Release 10gR2 Tier Product N/A Platform Version 7
Product Version 10gR2 Tier Product Version N/A Status Certified
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