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How to Install Oracle Client Home on Windows

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Oracle client home 19c is an image-based installer which is required to be directly uncompressed into Oracle Client Home, then setup itself and register with Windows platform. We have talked about differences between Oracle client and Oracle client home installation.

Here are steps to install Oracle client home.

1. Unzip Oracle Client Home 19c

Here we use WINDOWS.X64_193000_client_home.zip from Oracle Database 19c Download for Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit).

Please note that, the web page contains not only client packages, but also a lot of database server ones. You need to find the right one by pressing Ctrl + f and searching "client" keyword on the page.

Once you have downloaded the right one, you should unzip the package like this:

Right click on the compressed package of Oracle client home.

Right-Client on Oracle Client Home 19.3 Installation Package

Right-Client on Oracle Client Home 19.3 Installation Package

Enter Oracle client home path.

Enter Oracle Client Home Path

Enter Oracle Client Home Path

In this case, the client home is:

c:\app\client\product\19.0.0\client_1

Please note that, you don't have to create the path in advance.

Wait for uncompressing to be complete.

Uncompressing Oracle Client Home Package

Uncompressing Oracle Client Home Package

It takes some times to complete.

2. Initiate Installation

This time, we initiate the installation process in Command Prompt (CMD). We change directory to Oracle client home, then execute setup.

C:\Users\edchen>cd C:\app\client\product\19.0.0\client_1

C:\app\client\product\19.0.0\client_1>setup

It initiates Oracle Universal Installer (OUI).

3. Specify Oracle Home User

We choose to create a new Windows user oracle to be the owner of Oracle software.

Oracle Client Home 19c Installation - 01 - Specify Oracle Home User

Oracle Client Home 19c Installation - 01 - Specify Oracle Home User

4. Specify Installation Location

We need to change the location from "c:\app\oracle" into "c:\app\client" to prevent any error.

Oracle Client Home 19c Installation - 02 - Specify Installation Location

Oracle Client Home 19c Installation - 02 - Specify Installation Location

5. Perform Prerequisite Check

Oracle client starts to check the environment.

Oracle Client Home 19c Installation - 03 - Perform Prerequisite Check

Oracle Client Home 19c Installation - 03 - Perform Prerequisite Check

6. Summary before Installation

As you can see, we passed the prerequisite checks and it summarize some information for us.

Oracle Client Home 19c Installation - 04 - Summary

Oracle Client Home 19c Installation - 04 - Summary

7. Save Response File

It's a good habit to save response file.

Oracle Client Home 19c Installation - 04-1 - Save Response File

Oracle Client Home 19c Installation - 04-1 - Save Response File

8. Install the Product

If there's nothing wrong, we can safely install the product.

Oracle Client Home 19c Installation - 05 - Install the Product

Oracle Client Home 19c Installation - 05 - Install the Product

9. Installation Finished

The installation is successful.

Oracle Client Home 19c Installation - 06 - Installation Finished

Oracle Client Home 19c Installation - 06 - Installation Finished

To see the traditional way to install Oracle client, please check: How to Install Oracle Client on Windows.

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