The following outline describes the steps required to install Oracle9i Developer Suite 2.0 on the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system.
These instructions may or may not be applicable for other versions of Oracle Developer Suite or for other Microsoft Windows operating systems (such as Windows 98 or Windows 95). For the record: No Oracle Product will work on Windows ME or Windows XP Home Edition so don't even bother.
Space to download or copy source ZIP files: 1.5 GB Space to unpack source ZIP files: 1.5 GB Space to install Oralce9i Software: 2.0 GB
As with most Windows installation programs, inserting the CD-ROM (ordered or purchased from Oracle) into the CD-ROM drive automatically executes the setup program. (If this does not happen, use the Windows Explorer to view the contents of your CD-ROM drive and double click on the "setup" program there).
If you downloaded the Oracle9i from Oracle Technet, then you need to unzip the files into a two temporary directories (Disk1 and Disk2) and double click on the setup.exe program in the Disk1 directory) to get the installation process started.
If you place a CD in the CD-ROM drive, the following Welcome window will appear:
Click on the "Install Oracle9iDS Option". This will launch the Oracle Universal Installer.
Note: If you have installed previous Oracle9i or Oracle8i products on this machine, a previous Oracle Universal Installer should have created an Oracle Inventory. If this is the case, then the Universal Installer will find the Oracle Inventory and move along to the next step below (File Locations Screen).
However, if this is a fresh install of ANY Oracle products, then you will
be prompted to create a new Oracle Inventory. The default is to place this in
I strongly recommend you follow the defaults for this step since other Oracle tools will look to that location by default for information on what has been installed.
Once the Universal Installer finds or created an Oracle Inventory, the File Locations Screen should appear.
Click on the Next button to move to the File Locations screen as shown below:
In this screen, the Source and Destination locations must be selected.
The Source path should reflect either your CD-ROM or the directory in which you unzipped the source files. Leave this as the default. In the example above, the source files are stored on two CDs in the F:\ drive.
For the Destination, it is recommended that you create a new Oracle Home. If you have other Oracle9i products (such as the Oracle9i Database or a previous version of JDeveloper) already installed, that Oracle Home will appear by default. Override this default with a new Oralce Home called 9iDSHome. Choose a hard disk drive that has at least 5 gigabytes of free space. In the example here, we are using the C: drive.
For this example, we used the c:\Oracle\9iDSHome as the home directory.
Click on the Next button to load the Product information. This may take up to 2 minutes (depending on the speed of your machine). Once the product information has been read, the following 4 Installation Types are presented:
The four types are:
Oracle Reports can be distributed using an SMTP mail relay. If you have your outgoing e-mail mandler handy, put in its host name or IP address. If not, it is OK to leave this blank as you can fill it in later. Click on the Next button.
At this point, the installer has everything it needs. Click on the "Install" button to start the install.
If you are installing from CD's, you will be prompted to insert the next CD. If you are installing from a local file system, the installer may find the files automatically. In case it does not, you'll need to point it to where Disk2 is located.
You may also notice that 1 or 2 Windows Command Prompts (cmd.exe) will open up. These are commands that are unpacking files. Do not close these. The installer will close them automatically once they have completed.
After some time, the installation should be complete:
Click on the "Exit" button to exit the Oracle Universal Installer. Note that two new menus will be added to your Start->Programs menu. One menu group will be for the new Oracle Home you have created (Oracle - 9iDSHome in this case) and the Oracle9i Developer Suite menu group.
These are shown below.
If you will be connecting to a remote Oracle database (over a network), then you will need to congiure Oracle Net8. Gather the settings about the Oracle server such as host name, IP address, Oracle Service Name and/or SID and port number (1521 is the usual default). Run the Net Configuration Assistant in the Programs -> Oracle - 9iDSHome -> Configuration and Migration Tools folder.
For example even if you will be connecting to Oracle9i database on your own computer, you will need to configure a Net Services Name under 9iDS to point to the Oracle9i database. Befor eyou start, make sure you understand which Oracle Home was used to install your database and which was used to install your 9iDS.
First make sure you have a localhost listener running for your Oracle9i Database. This can be done in several steps. First, make sure the Windows Services related to the oracle database and Listener are running. Within the Windows Control Panel, go to "Administrative Tools" and then run the "Services". You shoul dhave at least two services running as shown below:
Note that your Service names may be slightly different depending on your
preferneces when you installed the database.
OracleserviceORCL is the database instance named ORCL
OracleOrahome90TNSListener is the TNS Listener service for the database installed in the Oracle home named "OraHome90".
To double check that things are configured properly, run the Oracle Enterprise Manager Console - in the Standalone mode.
Make sure you can connect to the local database (named "orcl" in this example).
Once you are sure your Oracle9i Database has the listener running,
then run the Net Configuration
Assistant under the Programs -> Oracle - 9iDSHome -> Configuration and Migration Tools folder.
Select the "Local Net Service Name" as shown below:
Then click Next.
Choose "Add" as shown below and click the Next button:
Choose "Oracle8i or later Database" and click the Next button.
Type in the Service Name you gave the oracle9i Database when you installed it. The default is almost always "orcl".
Choose the TCP Protocol and click the Next button.
Since the database is running on your own PC, you can use the "localhost" as the host name. If this does not work, you can also try the localhost IP address of 127.0.0.1.
Use the default port of 1521 unless you changed this when you installed your database.
You may choose to perform a test at this point (not shown here).
As a final step, give the new net service name (this will be used in the "Database" field in 9iDS Forms or Reports when you first log in).
From this point on, just choose "No" to stop configuring Net Service Names and then Finish to exit out of the Net Configuration Assistant.
Before running a form or a report you have created, you will need to run the OC4J service. By default, this runs on port 8888 on your local machine. If you have any other servers using that port, you will have to change the OC4J's default port.
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