How to Install Oracle Client on Windows

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Oracle client 19c is an application which has full ability to connect to Oracle database server, but it requires to be installed and registered on Windows. That's the big difference from Oracle instant client.

Here are steps to install Oracle client.

1. Unzip Oracle database 19c client

Here we use WINDOWS.X64_193000_client.zip from Oracle Database 19c Download for Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit).

Oracle Client 19c Unzipped

Oracle Client 19c Unzipped

2. Initiate Installation

Double Click on setup.exec to initiate Oracle Client 19c Installation

Double Click on setup.exec to initiate Oracle Client 19c Installation

3. Select Administrator Type

To get the full power of Oracle client, we choose Administrator Type.

Oracle Client 19c Installation - Step 1 - Select Installation Type

Oracle Client 19c Installation - Step 1 - Select Installation Type

4. Select Oracle Home

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

Oracle Client 19c Installation - Step 2 - Oracle Home User Selection

Oracle Client 19c Installation - Step 2 - Oracle Home User Selection

5. Select Oracle Home

We should find a proper directory to store Oracle software. In this case, we use the default.

Oracle Client 19c Installation - Step 3 - Specify Installation Location

Oracle Client 19c Installation - Step 3 - Specify Installation Location

6. Pass Prerequisite Check and Summary

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

Oracle Client 19c Installation - Step 5 - Summary

Oracle Client 19c Installation - Step 5 - Summary

7. Save Response File

It's a good habit to save response file.

Oracle Client 19c Installation - Step 5 - Save Response File

Oracle Client 19c Installation - Step 5 - Save Response File

8. Install the Product

If there's no any wrong, we can safely install the product.

Oracle Client 19c Installation - Step 6 - Install Product

Oracle Client 19c Installation - Step 6 - Install Product

9. Installation Finished

The installation is successful.

Oracle Client 19c Installation - Step 7 - Finish

Oracle Client 19c Installation - Step 7 - Finish

10. Allow the App to Access Network

To access the network, we should put Oracle client in the white list of Windows firewall.

Windows Security Alert on Oracle Client 19c APP

Windows Security Alert on Oracle Client 19c APP

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