Can't install Oracle client on W2K3

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by LSI, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. LSI

    LSI Guest

    I'm having difficutly installing the Oracle client (both 8i & 9i) on my
    Windows Server 2003 boxes. In the first instance, I was attempting an install
    on a W2K3 Terminal Server (application server mode) using the Add Programs
    feature in control panel. Once I browsed out to the executable (located on a
    local drive) and clicked Next, the installation just died out without any
    error messages. It just simply disappeared - nothing in Task Manager to
    indicate an installation routine was running. I then attempted to install
    both clients on a test box running W2K3 w/out terminal services. I got an
    error about the Java Runtime Environment not being installed, so I installed
    the latest version. After installation of the JRE, the Oracle Client
    installation still crapped out with the same "JRE cannot be found" error.
    I've got my Oracle DBA working on this issues as well. Thanks in advance for
    any assistance!
    LSI, Jan 27, 2006
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  2. Try the Java control panel, Java tab, and then tell the Java Application
    settings where the path is. For example on mine, for the 1.5 platform, it's
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\javaw.exe

    Oh, hang on, possible Catch-22 alert: the Java control panel might need Java
    to run.

    Andrew Morton, Jan 27, 2006
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  3. LSI

    LSI Guest

    I was able to get to the Java control panel from the Windows control panel. I
    can view the settings, but can't edit them. They appear to have the correct
    paths. I also added a path to the JRE in the Windows environment variables.
    Still no joy. Here's the text of the actual error:

    Oracle Universal Installer:
    "The Java Runtime Environment was not found at:
    Hence, the Oracle Universal Installer cannot be run. Please visit and install JRE version 1.3.1 or higher and try

    I can provide screenshots upon request.

    LSI, Jan 27, 2006
  4. Andrew Morton, Jan 27, 2006
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