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Thread: How to Install Oracle 11i on Win2000

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Hi, 11th Aug 2001 11:52 hrs chennai

    I am going to explain here step by step How to Install Oracle 11i on Win2000 server.

    I also request those who install Oracle Apps 11i to first read the installtion pdf's which helps you understand clearly the prerequisites overall.

    You cannot find the Pre installtion steps(such as Mks Toolkit and GNUMake config) in more clear terms from those documents.Which are explained here.

    The Must PDF's to refer before installation


    According to the 11iconcepts PDF you can decide your business needs the N-Tier Architecture and Database Server and Application Tier Server File System in a very clear terms.

    The installation process can be divided into

    Pre Installtion,Installation and Post-Installation stages.

    I would caution everyone to concentrate more on Pre Installation stage and which is more critical for a successfull installtion of Oracle Apps and to be free with later cropping up problems.

    Further before moving into Installtion stages i have to Explain the Number of CD's and Installtion type's in Oracle App's.

    In many places you may need to wait patiently even more than 10 minutes for screens(Dialog Boxes) to appear dont conclude prematurely some problem on system.

    In oracle Apps 11.5.1 it consist of 12 CD's.

    1) Start Here CD(RAPID Installation Wizard)

    2)1-11 CD's

    1-3 Application Top information
    4th Oracle DB
    5-6 IAS and other tools
    7-11 Oracle Apps DB.

    You have to decide whether you are going to do a Single Node Installation(No Post-Installation Task) or Multi Node Installation. Refer(r1152ins.pdf)

    While installing for Multi Node you can see the Installation locations to be mentioned as

    Appl_Top,Common_Top,Data_Top etc.Try to install Appl_top and common_Top in one drive and Data_Top in another Drive(Single Node) and in different nodes in Multi Node installation.

    Installation Types
    Production ==>Real time Env implementation's
    Test ==>For test Env Purposes
    Vision Demo==>R&D or learning Purposes.

    Pre-Installation steps
    Space Requirement for types of installtions
    Install VC++
    How to Download and install MKS tool Kit
    How to Download and Configure GNUMAKE
    Env path setting
    Create Applmgr user in Win2000

    Space Requirement for types installtion:
    Memory Requirement
    1 GB of RAM(512 Fine for initial Installtion)
    but planned for more user connections another 1 GB of Ram and according to the number of user's and Application needs you have to Increase the Memory.

    HDD capacity

    Normally A+c is much less than D.

    Prod and Test ====>30 GB(A+C=10,D=20) of HD Space for all Modules
    Test and Vision ====>35 GB(A+C=15,D=25) of HD Space for all Modules
    Vision Demo ====>20 GB(A+C= 7,D=13) of HD (Default Modules chosen)

    This are the actuall space required for the Oracle Apps Alone plan for more space for future needs etc.

    Softwares on System
    Win2000 server with Patch1,Winzip and Acrobat Reader Latest version etc.

    Install VC++:
    Install a clean installtion of VC++ of Visual Studio Family 6.0
    It should be first installed before installing MKS or GNUMAKE

    NOTE: When Visual C++ is installed, let the installer register all environment variables. This will allow executables to be linked from the command line.

    How to Download and install MKS tool Kit:
    Note:Try to purchase the MKS tool kit from the below site.
    or try to download the trial version valid for a months time.


    Evaluation copy from


    Choose "MKS Toolkit for Interoperability " Download it in C:\

    Again you have to click the downloaded kit to start the actual download of 38 MB of MKS tollkit Evaluation version.

    You will be sent a Demo serial number to your mail id==>copy the same to a Notepad on your desktop.

    Now start the installtion of the MKSToolkit on your system by clicking on the MKStoolkit downloaded.

    It will prompt you for the Demo serial number which has to be provided.

    The MKStoolkit will be successfully installed.

    How to Download and Configure GNUMAKE:


    This can be done by performing the following steps:

    NOTE: Please, be aware that you must install Visual C++ *BEFORE* installing GNUMAKE, because its installation process involves linking executables.

    1) Before downloading GNUMAKE, you will need to acquire some utilities which will be used for unpacking files. You can obtain the required utilities at the following

    URL: ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/windows/emacs/utilities/i386/

    The directory contains the following files:

    Only two of the files are required:

    gunzip-1.2.4-i386.exe and tar-1.11.2a.exe

    2) After downloading the above files, rename them as follows:

    gunzip-1.2.4-i386.exe => gunzip.exe
    tar-1.11.2a.exe => tar.exe
    Place them into a directory that you can set in you PATH environment variable.

    3) Point your browser to the following

    URL: ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/make

    The files needed from this directory are:

    Development requires to install version 3.77 or above. Downloading the latest version is perhaps best decision, but there are advantages to downloading the version required by development (3.77). (This document assumes that version 3.77 has been downloaded) (NOTE: AVOID USING SPACES IN

    4) For instance, suppose you have downloaded file make-3.77.tar.gz on a directory called C:\GNUMAKE, unpack this file using gunzip.exe from a Command Prompt Window

    Example: C:\GNUMAKE>gunzip make-3.77.tar.gz This last action, will expand file make-3.77.tar.gz and the extension .gz will be removed.

    5) On the same Command Prompt Window, you should UnTAR the file, with the following

    command: C:\GNUMAKE>tar -xvf make-3.77.tar This will create a new subdirectory called MAKE-3.77 under C:\GNUMAKE, the original directory.

    6) In the new subdirectory, there is a batch file
    called build_w32.bat; run the batch file to generate GNUMAKE.EXE

    Try this from Command Prompt more than once if succesfully not built message appers till you get Generated successfully.

    Note:If Possible run all the bat files in the MAKE-3.77 and also config.bat in the sub directory by double clicking it.

    WARNING: There is a known issue with this last step, "GNU make fails to build regardless of chosing build_w32 or nmake"

    See [NOTE:115937.1]

    for work around. RELATED DOCUMENTS ----------------- For Microsoft Visual C++, MKS Toolkit and
    GNUMAKE support, you should contact their respective vendors Microsoft Visual C++, MKS Toolkit
    and GNUMAKE are registered trademarks.

    http://support.microsoft.com/ http://msdn.microsoft.com/ http://www.mks.com/

    http://www.gnu.org/ Note:104010.1: Release 11i on NT: Software Requirements
    Note:115937.1: GNU Make won't make on windows NT

    Important:All the downloaded files from GNU makes web sites shall be put in a single folder called gnumake under c:\ .Try to search for config.bat file inside this folders just click and
    run it.

    Env path setting:
    Try to search make.exe generated in c:\program files\mkstoolkit\mksnt and copy and paste it
    c:\gnumake\MAKE-3.77\windebug and c:\gnumake\MAKE-3.77\winRel also paste both this paths in the

    My Computers==>Properties==>Advanced==>Environment variables==>Path setting's

    After all this check as follows from CMD mode.

    1)execute make at c:\>

    2)execute gnumake at c:\>

    In win2000 it may return error messages or Target wrong ignore it.If it is on Win NT then it will return proper status.

    Create Applmgr user in Win2000:
    Create a Applmgr user account in win2000 .


    What here you require is the Patience .

    Load the START HERE CD and run the C:\> cd \cdrom\rapidwiz

    For Test and Prod it will ask for the location of Appl_Top,Common_Top and Data_Top location. Mention there path and ensure if more than one installtion say eg.Vision and Test or Prod to check the Path in all the tab pages its corresponding values and path's.

    In Vision Demo many of the Options are not propmted from the user.

    It will then do the system checking for Host Name and other details.All the checking should have been passed or if failed it will mark it in RED cross mark.Rectify the mistake and then onceagain proceed or else you will have problem after installation.

    The Installation time takes around 5 to 6 Hrs of time.

    For info on Post installation or on Multi Node follow the pdf's i have mentioned above.

    The most tedious of all is succesfully crossing the Apps system checking it does for all
    installed products it requires without any failure.

    The GNUMAKE configuration or steps were nowhere given and it was all our trail and error exp.

    This Thread will be further updated in future with some add ups.

    If you have any doubts get to Oracle Apps Forum.


    Attitude:Attack every problem with enthusiasam ...as if your survival depends upon it

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2001

    Install 9i on Win2000

    Is the installation for 9i similar to 11i?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2000

    Re: Solution

    Hi Thenet, 20th sep 2001 11:11 Mumbai

    Welcome to DBAsuppot.com as a new member.

    Hope you will enjoy very much with the forum in the coming days.

    Coming to your Query of 9i and 11i comparison

    There is lot of differences between 9i installation and 11i.

    May be very few things you can find in common.The space ,memory installation methods are totally different for 11i.

    9i is much easier.


    Attitude:Attack every problem with enthusiasam ...as if your survival depends upon it

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2001

    11i on 2k

    Thanks for your info. I have been scouring the net for days to figure out why I kept failing the System Utility ck, I realized it needed certain C+ utilities but was unsure how to remedy this.
    Th Oracle Install notes do not cover this at all. They talk about post install issues concerning MS VC and gnu.
    Anyway I installed without these and the install went fine and I have the app working.
    So what exactly are these utilities uses for
    thanks dan

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2001

    Question oracle appls 11i installation hangs after completing 56% of installion

    AT the outset , allow me to thank you for the excellent job for giving so much information on installing 11i on windows 2000, i have 40 gb machine, and 392 mb ram, i am installing 11i, test + vision demo, i have all the tools in place exactly like u said, but after installing 56% percent it asks for "Rapid Installation 8i CD" after that the Oracle Universal Installer fails to come up , it hangs.....,

    Thanks much,

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2002

    have 9iAS and 9iDB already installed...

    Have 9iAS and 9i DB already installed...
    Can I now install 11i?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2000


    Hi, 13th Jan 2002 13:00 hrs Chennai

    you wont be able to do like that since while you install a complete suite of 11i it creates a DB containing schemas as required for the Oracle 11i ERP suite to run.

    Actually while you install 11i from the Rapid Install Wizard the first CD it will start prompting you one by one (CD's) it requires.

    Note 11i==>For Your Kind information 11i Is a version name denoted to Oracle Application(Oracle Apps) its (Oracle) ERP product. Consisting of around 55 Modules(Oracle Financilas,Inventory etc). Dont mistake 11i as DB like 9i DB.



    [Edited by padmam on 01-13-2002 at 02:46 AM]
    Attitude:Attack every problem with enthusiasam ...as if your survival depends upon it

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2002

    Unhappy A favour

    Hi there....
    I am sorry if this is a wrong way. But I do not find any other way out. First let me introduce myself. I am Rejith, an SAP Basis technology consultant. I was franticaly in search of some documents in 11i. From your post regarding installation of 11i on Win 2000, I learn that there is a document called 11iconcepts.pdf.
    Now the explosive question, can you do a big favour by sending across the document to me?
    my mail id is: - rejith_rajendran@msn.com
    One more favour, if I can ask you can you suggest some more documents, presentations, white papers etc in the DBA part of 11i.......

    Sorry once again if I took the wrong track and thanks in advance.


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2002

    Exclamation Document CD is in the 11i CD Pack

    11i concepts document won't give much idea about Oracle 11i. If you refer oracle website at http://www.oracle.com/applications/c...gmt/index.html
    you will get much more idea than reading 11i concepts.pdf

    I have seen free video tutorial about 11i in oracle website, but couldn't trace now. might be in oracle appsworld.

    If you spend some time in oracle website you can find it.

    Oracle 11i release 6 CD pack has a documentation CD in it. In that all ERP, CRM and BIS docs are there.

    [Edited by asnssf on 02-26-2002 at 01:59 PM]

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Hai, is this installation possible be done on one computer only? When you installed it, the sequence of CD is not 1,2,3.. but sometimes 1,7,4,2... etc. Is that right?

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