How to Install Oracle 11G Clients

Installing the Oracle 11G Client on your computer is not a very complicated task, though you can find yourself getting confused if you are installing it for the first time. Fortunately, the developer has made the installation process even simpler for the users by creating a user-friendly installation wizard, which guides you through the process step-by-step. If you find yourself getting confused at any point, you can always get in touch with the Oracle support team via their official website. Before you install the Oracle software on your computer, make sure it meets the minimum system requirements.


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    The first thing you need to do is to download the Oracle 11G Client to your system. You can download the software from the Oracle website. It will be typically downloaded as a zip file on your computer. When asked where you want to save the file, choose desktop so that it is convenient for you to locate it.

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    Once the zip file is downloaded, unzip it by right-clicking it and extract it to a folder by the same name on the Windows desktop. The location has again been selected keeping the convenience in mind.

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    Double-click the extracted folder and locate the sub-folder named “Client.” Double-click and locate a file named “setup.exe.” Run this file.

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    A welcome will appear. Locate the “Next” button on it and click it to proceed further.

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    You will now be asked to select the installation type. Select “Administrator,” which will typically have a size of 697MB. Select the “Next” button to proceed.

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    Specify the base location where you want the Oracle client and its configuration-related files to be installed. Click the “Next” button to continue the installation process.

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    You will now see “Product-Specific Prerequisites Checks” on the screen. Click the “Next” button to proceed further.

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    A window will be displayed on the screen, showing the settings that you have chosen for the Oracle 11G Client. Just go through them quickly to ensure that are exactly what you want them to be and then click “Install.”

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    The installation process will now start, with the progress bar keeping you informed about the progress of installation. Wait until the progress bar indicates that the installation is 100 percent complete.

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    The installation process will now display the Oracle Net Configuration screen. Do not do anything until you get to the “Oracle Net Configuration Assistant: Welcome” screen. Click “Next.”

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    Click “Finish” once you see the message stating “Oracle Net Configuration Complete.”

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    Click “Exit” and then click “Yes” to complete the process.

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