Make sure to download and unzip both files to the same directory.
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After successful Oracle software installation, some database tools might not be able to recognize properly the Oracle client installation.In, system variables : TNS_admin pATH Issues with the client database tools.Im looking for more of them in the comments below.Try to analyze the installation logs: C:Users user name.oraclelogs (created once Prerequisite Checks step is complete).If nothing helps during the installation.Further issues with 64-bit client regarding missing oracle_home path or tnsnames.Make sure you downloaded and use the proper version of Oracle client 11gR2 64-bit and Windows 64-bit version.Readme for more info (login to My Oracle Support required).Unzip properly the downloaded archive with entire directory structure.
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The usual Oracle client download file is as following: win64_11gR2_client.
Make sure you have the Windows server and workstation services started.
Dont laugh, since some people have problems exactly at this point.
In this case try manually set oracle_home as Windows user variable and TNS_admin as Windows system variable.Most windows 8.1 recovery tools probably you simply have to use Windows local admin user and not domain user with admin rights, try.Read also my other article for some more tips on that: Oracle 11gR2 client installation on Windows 7 troubleshooting.Try starting OUI from cmd utility that was Run as administrator.C:Program FilesOracleInventorylogs (created once the installation itself started).Please share it with others using the social site of your choice: Previous article, next article.Make sure the Windows User you are going to use for the installation has local admin rights.Ensure you properly followed steps: 1,2,3 and.Installation crashes on the, prerequisite checks step, in this case you probably will not find any installation log files.I give however below a short installation plan for Oracle 11gR2 64-bit client with possible issues you can encounter during and after.