Install Oracle 12C 12.1.0.1 on Windows 7, 8

This article presents how to quickly install Oracle Database 12C Release 1 (12.1.0.1) on Windows.

Software used:

  • Oracle Database 12C Release 1(12.1.0.1) – 64 bit for Windows
  • Windows 8 Pro edition 64 bit

Binaries Database 12C Release 1(12.1.0.1)

winx64_12c_database_1of2.zip - database software
winx64_12c_database_2of2.zip - database software

Hardware and software requirements:

  • at least 2GB ram as minimumat least 10G space
  • Windows Server 2008 x64 and up – Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Web, and Foundation editions.
  • Windows Server 2012 x64 – Standard, Datacenter, Essentials, and Foundation editions
  • Windows 7 x64 – Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions
  • Windows 8 x64 – Pro and Enterprise editions

I installed database software on Windows 8 Pro edition. Grid 12C is not supported for Windows 8 Pro.

Install database software

Unzip software to a directory

unzip winx64_12c_database_1of2.zip
unzip winx64_12c_database_2of2.zip

it will create following structure. Just run setup.exe.

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1. Installer should start

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2. Uncheck checkbox “I wish to receive security updates via My Oracle Support” and then click “Next” button.

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3. Ignore following message and click “Yes” button.

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4. Select “Skip software updates” and click “Next” button.

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5. Select “Create and configure a database” and click “Next” button.

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6. Select “Server class” option and click “Next” button.

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7. Select “Single instance database installation” option and click “Next”. Other options are available if you have grid software 12C installed.

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8. Select “Advanced install” to have more options during installation of a new database. Click “Next” button.

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9. Select your language option. Once it’s done click “Next” button.

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10. Accept default “Enterprise Edition” and click “Next” button.

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11. On this screen you can select account which will be used to install and use of new database software. I used “Use Windows Built-in Account”. Click “Next” button.

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12. In such case ignore next message by clicking “Yes” button.

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13. On the screen you can select directory for new binaries. Click “Next” button.

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14. Accept default “General Purpose/Transaction Processing” and click “Next” button.

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15. Enter “Global database name”,  “Oracle system identifier (SID)” for your new database which will be created. If you check checkbox “Create as Container database” your database will be able to consolidate many databases. In such case you need to enter name of your first pluggable database “Pluggable database name”. Click “Next” button.

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16. Specify more details about your database on 3 tabs where you can define memory settings, character set and if to install sample schemas on your database. Once you are happy with your settings click “Next” button.

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17. On this screen you can select place where database files will be created. Select “File system” option and click “Next” button.

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18. On this screen you can register your new database in Oracle Enterprise Cloud. Click “Next” button to continue.

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19. Check checkbox “Enable Recovery” to specify recovery area where backups will be stored. Click “Next” button to continue.

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20. Specify password for each user or enter the same for all. Once it’s done click “Next” button.

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21. Checks are started to verify if OS is ready to install database software.

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22. If everything is right click “Install” button. It’s the last moment to come back to each of previous point and make changes.

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23. Installation in progress … go play football :)

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24. Database Configuration Assistant will start automatically and create database for you.

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25. Once database is created you should see summary window. Click “OK” button.

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26. Installation is completed. Click “Close” button.

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In case you want to install Oracle RAC 12C on Windows 2008 check following article:

Install Oracle RAC 12C 12.1.0.1 on Windows 2008 using Oracle Virtual Box

Have a fun :)

Tomasz

26 thoughts on “Install Oracle 12C 12.1.0.1 on Windows 7, 8

  1. Hi,
    can u just let me know how to configure LDAP via oracle.As i want to connect oracle with ldap.I have install oracle and openldap setup now i want to connect oracle using ldap.can u just help me out in this .It will be great help if i get screen shot of everything done to connect oracle with ldap.

    • Hi Abhi

      I’m not familiar with openldap I can’t help you right now but it looks like very interesting option to learn. I can’t promise anything but I’ll look closer on it one day :).

      Regards
      Tomasz

  2. How do I solve the prerequisite check failures in Architecture and path?
    PRKN-1015: FAILED TO COPY FILE..F:\…RemoteExcservice.exe to C:\
    Details: PRVF-7536: Architecture check cannot b performed on node.

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  4. Thanks for this. I had previously installed 11g R2 under Windows 7, but I was having a lot of trouble getting 12c installed on Windows 8 …. until I found this blog post! So far so good. I am 62% of the way through the “Database Configuation Assistant” stage. I would just add two little details: 1. It looks like it’s probably a good idea to turn the firewall off during the whole installation process (I did not, and there were at least two points at which I had to “allow access” manually during the installation). 2. If during the installation you encounter any “file not found” errors, this is (probably) due to the downloaded files being corrupted – so just download them over again! Thanks again!

  5. Hi,

    I am trying to install Oracle 12c and could not get my installation past the 59% progress..and I have this message in the Details box.

    “Verifying whether Central Inventory is locked by any other OUI session…
    Central Inventory is not locked.”

    Please help!!

    Thanks,

    Han

  6. I have made several attempts to install but each time it get to the 59% mark it sits for hours. Is this normal how long does a typical install take?

    • That’s strange. It should not happen. Are you trying to install it on certified version of windows ?
      Installation should take about 30 minutes.

  7. This message appears to me in the last installation process I do not know what is required, for example, you file a minus?
    the file not foun:E:\app\USER\product\12.1.0\dbhome_1\ctx\admin\dr0ulitb\.sql.sbs

    • It’s very strange.Are you sure you unziped both files
      unzip winx64_12c_database_1of2.zip
      unzip winx64_12c_database_2of2.zip
      before proceeding with installation ?

  8. Thank you for all the info. I previously installed 11g R2 under Windows 7. Now, I am trying to install 12c on Windows 8, but I got an error message [INS-30131] in the stage of Software Update, the error comeup after “Select “Skip software updates” and click “Next” button.. I appreciate if you have the solution.

    • According to metalink on Windows. I suggest to download again software possible corruption.

      1. Enable administrative share for C$ (Please check with your System Admin to do this or See Microsoft document http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314984)

      2. Check that it is ok:
      - net use \\\c$ should work
      - the current user (i.e. user in administrator group) should have all privileges on the default share

      3. Retry the installation

      4. Remove the administrative share again

  9. Yes me too Oracle instalation process 09 > takes for about 59% and stops … Can any body help me for this

    in details i get ::
    Updating Registry key ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MECHINE/SOFTWERE/ORACLE/KEY_Oradb12Home1′

    • Please tell me which version of windows ? I can’t reproduce this error. I couldn’t find anything about it on Oracle metalink.

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