Download Oracle For Windows 64 Client

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Last updated on NOVEMBER 13, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Objects for OLE - Version to [Release 11.2]
Oracle Objects for OLE - Version to [Release 11.2]
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
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64-bit Oracle Universal Installer for on Windows x64 includes OO4O in the available products list during installation, but OO4O is not installed when this component is selected.


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In this post, I’m installing the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 ( software on Oracle Linux 6.4, along with optional instructions on how to apply the latest Patch Set Update (PSU) to your new Oracle home.

First and foremost, before you start, make sure your Linux server meets the minimum hardware requirements:

  • 1GB of RAM (plus appropriately sized swap space)
  • 4.5GB of disk space for the software installation
  • 1GB of disk space for your /tmp directory

More details around the requirements can be found here.


Once you’ve installed and configured Linux appropriately (see my Linux installation post here), make sure that the ‘oracle’ user has correct ownership of the /u01 mount point:

…and that the ‘oracle’ account has a password set.

Package and OS requirements

In this example, I’m meeting the package and Operating System requirements by running the following yum command (as root):

This pre-install package will meet the necessary configuration tasks for you, and whilst the name implies it’s for installing Oracle Database Server 11gR2 software, it’s also a useful starting point to prepare your system for installing other Oracle software 😉

If you don’t install the package bundle above, then you’ll have to meet all of the required prerequisites manually, by working through the Oracle documentation here… which involves a lot more effort…

Also, make sure that the ‘/etc/hosts’ file contains a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) for your server, for example:

Once that’s done, you’re ready to download the software…

Download the ‘patch’ software

Currently, the Oracle Database files are not available to download from the usual Oracle Technology Network (OTN) area, instead you have to log into My Oracle Support (MOS) and search for patch number ‘13390677’. It’s probably worth mentioning at this point, that the ‘patch’ is a full install, despite the reference – so you don’t need to download Oracle Database files in addition here 😉

Once you’ve searched for the ‘patch’, select the link appropriate to your platform, in this case ‘Linux x86-64’. When you click download, there will be a total of 7 zip files available. For a standard installation, you only need zip parts 1 and 2…

  • (Oracle Database, including Oracle RAC components)
  • (Oracle Database, including Oracle RAC components)
  • (Oracle Grid Infrastructure, includes: Oracle ASM, Oracle Clusterware, Oracle Restart)
  • (Oracle Database Client)
  • (Oracle Gateways)
  • (Oracle Examples)
  • (Deinstall)

Once you’ve downloaded the software, unzip both files to a staging area:

All of the contents from the above will be extracted to a “database” directory.

Start the installer

Open an X-Windows session to the server as the ‘oracle’ user.

Once you’ve met the requirements, and have unzipped the software, you can start the install:


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Once the GUI starts, respond as follows:

  • Configure Security Updates
    • Uncheck ‘I wish to receive security updates via My Oracle Support’
    • Next
    • Confirm with ‘Yes’
  • Download Software Updates
    • Skip software updates
    • Next
  • Installation Option
    • Install database software only (you can opt to create a database instance at the same time, but I’m keeping the two separate here)
    • Next
  • Grid Installation Options
    • Single instance database installation
    • Next
  • Product Languages
    • Select any additional required languages and move across, otherwise leave just the default ‘English’ selected
    • Next
  • Database Edition
    • Enterprise Edition (4.5GB) (…or as appropriate depending on which edition you’re licensed for!)
    • Next
  • Installation Location
    • Oracle Base: /u01/app/oracle
    • Software Location: /u01/app/oracle/product/
    • Next
  • Create Inventory (first Oracle installation only)
    • Inventory Directory: /u01/app/oraInventory
    • oraInventory Group Name: oinstall
  • Operating System Groups
    • Database Administrator (OSDBA) Group: dba
    • Database Operator (OSOPER) Group (Optional): dba
    • Next
  • Prerequisites checks
    • All prerequisite checks should complete successfully here, if not, then obviously they will need addressing before proceeding
  • Summary
    • Check everything is correct!
    • Click Install

Run the script(s)

When prompted, run the following as root:

/u01/app/oraInventory/ (first Oracle installations only)


Finally, back to the GUI, click close to finish, and you’re all done 🙂

Update environment settings

Once the installation has finished, add the appropriate environment variables to your ‘oracle’ user profile.

For example, add this to your existing .bash_profile:

Reload your profile with the new variables:

Now you’re ready to create your database 🙂

Apply the latest PSU ( – optional

At the time of writing this post, the latest Patch Set Update (PSU) was released in January 2014, that being patch 17478514 for PSU level

Download the appropriate PSU from MOS, along with the latest 11.2 OPatch release:

Unzip the OPatch utility to your new ORACLE_HOME, and verify the version number:

Unzip the PSU contents to a staging area:

Check for any potential patch conflicts (which for a new installation, there shouldn’t be!):

Apply the PSU patch:

As per MOS note 1448337.1, you can safely ignore OPatch warnings if they’re like the ones above.

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Check the inventory to verify the patch has been registered correctly:

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