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Oracle Client Installation

This is the guide to install the Oracle Client on the end user's (client) station.


Before proceeding with this section verify that you have

  • Unzip the Oracle installation files to a folder on your desktop or preferred location
  • Select Setup.exe application


It is good practice to always right click on setup files and select run as administrator, even if you have admin rights.

Step 1 - Select Installation Type


Step 1 Oracle Client Install

Step 2 - Specify Oracle Home User

Select the default option and Use Windows Built-in Account

Step 2 Oracle Client Install

Step 3 - Specify Installation Location

This can be changed if needed. If you are unsure then it is best to select the default location and continue (next).


Take note of these folder locations. You will need to know these directories when installing the ODAC

Step 3 Oracle Client Install

Step 4 - Perform Prerequisite Checks

Oracle verifying that the target environment meets minimum requirements. This can take some time.

Step 4 Oracle Client Install

Step 5 - Summary


You can Save Response File before selecting Install. You can use this file for a silent install. This is useful if you are a system administrator and have to install the Oracle Client on many user stations Learn more @ Oracle docs

Step 5 Oracle Client Install

Step 6 - Install product


Windows Security Alert: Don\'t walk away just yet, you may have to allow access for Java if you have Windows Defender or another anti-virus sofrware enabled

Step 6 Oracle Client Install

Step 7 - Finish

The installation of Oracle Client was successful! Select Close and continue to install the Oracle Database Access Components (ODAC)

Step 7 Oracle Client Install