Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Installing Oracle Applications E-Business 11i on Windows XP / Windows 2003 Server

Hi! you will be able to install EBS 11i on Windows XP/ Windows 2003 Server, if you just follow these instructions else you should not get into it.

System Requirements Hardware used.

Windows XP (professional or Home) Service Pack 2 with 2 GB RAM ( you can do it on 1GB,512MB also but not at all efficient) and make sure you have NTFS file system.
HD min 150 GB (c’mon your system and staging also need some space don’t agree with who says it work 100 GB with vision DB). You can use external hard drive too.
Don’t listen to those who advise you to install EBS 11i without vision database. I know
you are installing all this for learning etc.

Very Important.

Make sure there is no oracle product installed on your system. No entry of oracle should be in windows registry except system default by windows itself. So it is recommended to use fresh system for this purpose. If you tried a failed installation before on your PC then reinstall the OS (Win XP) again otherwise you will waste your time.

There should be !!!!NO!!! JDK installed on your machine. EBS 11i will install JDK version on your machine otherwise you will get errors I don’t want to discuss all this here. Just NOOOO JDK on your machine.

Pre-requisite software requirements.
1. Microsoft VC++ -

while installing VC++ make sure it is done in C:\V98. No spaces in any directory
structure of any software you install as pre-requisite for Oracle Apps. Opt for Register
Environment Variables while installing VC++.

If you installed MS Visual Studio C++ 6.0 then make sure you installed service pack 6.

Copy LINK.exe from C:\V98\bin to C:\WINDOWS\System32

2. Perl -

Version 5.8 or more and use MSI package type.

Perl is only needed if you are using Oracle Media Pack. If you are downloading from oracle site then you can skip this installation.


- Download setup.exe to your machine.
Run setup.exe and click Next, which will bring up the Choose Installation Type screen.
Select -> Install from Internet and Click Next
Select -> Root Directory C:\cygwin and select radio button
Install for -> All Users and Default Text File Type -> DOS / text -> Next Local Package Directory can be any but C:\cygwin is recommended. -> Next Direct Connection.

Click on Next again to get to the Select Packages screen, and select the following packages (click on to toggle):
a. All Default
b. Archive Default, plus manually select the zip package
c. Base Default, plus manually select the following extra packages: ash, coreutils,
diffutils, findutils, gawk, grep, sed, tar and which
d. Devel Default, plus manually select binutils, gcc, gcc-core, gcc-g++, make and
e. Doc Default, plus manually select cygwin-doc and man
f. Editors Default, plus manually select vim
g. Interpreters Default, plus manually select gawk
h. Shells Default, plus manually select ash and tcsh
i. Utils Default, plus manually select cygutils and file

Click on Next again to download the selected files. It will take some time depending upon mirror site you selected and after download cygwin setup will be automatically starts.

After installation completed

Open folder C:\cygwin\bin

And rename followings

gawk.exe to awk.exe
grep.exe to egrep.exe
make.exe to gnumake.exe
gcc.exe to cc.exe

You can override the name if system says that awk or egrep or cc already exits just remove or move to some other place.

Set the Path to include the C:\cygwin\bin

C:\> set PATH = %PATH%;c:\cygwin\bin

And then check your PATH to see that it include C:\cygwin\bin and C:\V98\bin

C:\>echo %PATH%

Oracle Media
You should be having Lasted available Oracle media pack (recommended) or Software download from oracle site and follow the unzipping instruction as per oracle documentation.

Domain Name Configuration

1. Open file c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Enter a domain next to localhost entry you will be using this domain while installing Oracle Applications. I used mydomain so you can replace what ever you want. is IP Address of my PC you should enter your machine’s IP. If you don’t know it you can find it.


Example localhost mydomain mydomain

2. Go to Control Panel -> Systems -> Computer Name Tab -> Click on Change -> Click on More -> Enter Primary DNS Suffix as ‘mydomain’.

3. Open Network connections, Select your Connection on which your machine is connected (You will find Wireless or LAN) and right click and select properties. Select Internet Protocol( TCP/IP) and click on to properties. Click on Advanced button and go to DNS tab. Enter DNS suffix for this connection as ‘mydomain’.

4. Restart the PC.

.Staging the Oracle

If you have Oracle Media Pack then

Insert the Start Here DVD in DVD Rom and go to folder

Stage11i\startCD\Disk1\rapidwiz in DOS Prompt and type

And follow the wizard.

Recommended Steps but not necessary.

There steps are only if your installation fails due to any reason so you can restore your registry and system to pre installation state.

When Staging is done successfully then export the registry and save it on a file.
Start -> Run -> regedit-> File -> Export and select the location where you want to store it .

Take a Computer Restore Point.
Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore ->Create a Restore Point -> Enter name of restore point for example ‘PreOra’ and Press the Create.

Restart the PC.

Installing the the EBS 11i

So far you have done a great job. Now time to get the job done.

Go to folder C:\Stage11i\startCD\Disk1\rapidwiz or where you have done your staging on hard drive and just click RapidWiz

On welcome screen -> Next and Select

Install Oracle Applications E-Bussiness 11i Check on Use Express Configuration -> Next

In Express Configuration Information screen enter the following:

Database Type = Vision Demo Database
Database SID = VIS
MKS directory = C:\cygwin\bin or where “cygwin\bin” is
MSDEV directory = C:\V98 or where VC++ was installed
Domain = mydomain or what so ever is your domain.
Oracle Base directory =C:\oracle or where ever you want to install oracle

Follow the wizard and you should pass all the Pre-Install Checks
If not then you did not follow instructions above and help yourself.

If you passed all the checks then just Click Next and follow the Wizard and installation will be done in 5 steps and take about 2-3 hrs depends upon the system.

After the installation is completed successfully (it should be) then Post-Installation Checks will be preformed. If you passed all the checks It is really a Wonderful and You Rocks

If your system don’t pass the Post-Installation Checks even then don’t worry just smile coz installation is successful you need to restart your PC and Open Command Prompt open to staging directory c:\Stage11i\startCD\Disk1\rapidwiz
And now just type rapidwiz –restart

Follow the Wizard and Enter all the info as you enter before Now This time it will take few minutes and you should pass Post-Installation Checks

If still a problem just repeat above step again you will get to it . Restart the PC and enter the URL in web browser


E-Bussiness Login Username = sysadmin Password = sysadmin

These are the successful installation steps. I practically have done all that

For further Communication with Ganapathy Alias SDP

Thanks to mr Naveed

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