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    Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Installation Steps on Windows XP

    Hussein Sawwan-Oracle
      Dear All,

      I have installed Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 on Windows XP Professional successfully. Installation steps is quite similar to the installation steps on Windows 2003 [1]. The only difference I did is installing production environment instead of vision demo database.

      I have done a single node installation as follows:

      Hardware & Software Specifications:

      - Intel Pentium 4, CPU 3.2 GHz
      - 2 GB of RAM
      - 180 GB Hard Drive
      - Windows XP Professional with Sevice Pack 2

      Installation Steps:

      1) Install Windows XP Professional with SP2

      2) Set 'Computer Name' as well as 'Domain Name'.

      - Right click on 'My Computer' > Properties > 'Computer Name' > Change
      - Set 'Computer Name' to <hostname>
      - Click on More
      - Set a 'Primary DNS Suffix of this Computer' to <domainname.com>

      3) Install Microsoft Loopback adapter and define an IP address (

      For more information on how to do this, please refer to "How to install the Microsoft Loopback adapter in Windows XP":


      4) Add a new entry in C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts as follows:

      <IP Address>     <hostname.domainname.com>     hostname.domainname.com

      5) From the command prompt, make sure you can do the following:

      C:\> ping
      C:\> ping hostname
      C:\> ping hostname.domainname.com

      6) Create a new user 'hsawwan' and make this user a member of:
      - Administrators (local user)

      7) Install Visual C++ 8.0 (Which is included in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005) in 'C:\VCPlus' -- Make sure not to install VC++ in a directory that contains spaces.

      8) Download 'Cygwin' and install the required packages:

      - Create a Cygwin directory (C:\cygwin) -- Make sure not to install 'Cygwin' in a directory that contains spaces.
      - Download the Cygwin Software (http://www.cygwin.com)
      - Run 'Setup.exe' and choose 'Download without Installing'
      - Select the following packages:

      Archive - Default, plus manually select the zip package
      Base - Default, plus manually select: ash, coreutils, diffutils, findutils, gawk, grep, sed, tar and which
      Devel - Default, plus manually select binutils, gcc, gcc-core, gcc-g++, make and mktemp
      Doc - Default, plus manually select cygwin-doc and man
      Editors - Default, plus manually select vim
      Interpreters - Default, plus manually select gawk
      Shells - Default, plus manually select ash and tcsh
      Utils - Default, plus manually select cygutils and file

      - Once the download is complete, run 'Setup.exe' again and choose 'Install from Local Directory'
      - Specify the directory where you want to install Cygwin (C:\cygwin) and DOS as the Default Text File Type

      9) GNUMake is not required when using 'Cygwin' since it comes as a part of the 'Cygwin'.

      C:\cygwin\bin>copy gawk.exe awk.exe
      C:\cygwin\bin>copy grep.exe egrep.exe
      C:\cygwin\bin>copy make.exe gnumake.exe
      C:\cygwin\bin>copy gcc.exe cc.exe

      10) Add 'C:\cygwin\bin' to the system path.

      11) No JDK installation is required, JDK 5.0 (java version "1.5.0_08") is bundled with Oracle Applications R12 installation.

      12) Set Up the Stage Area:

      Stage Area (C:\Stage12) requires a 26 GB hard disk space.

      Extract the zip files (25 files) which have been downloaded from (http://edelivery.oracle.com). Nothing special to do since the extracted files will create the stage area directory structure by itself. You should see the following structure under 'C:\Stage12' once you are done with the files extraction:

      - startCD > Disk1
      - oraAppDB > (Disk 1 to Disk 35)
      - oraApps > (Disk 1 to Disk 7)
      - oraAS > (Disk 1 to Disk 2)
      - oraDB > (Disk 1 to Disk 3)

      13) Start the installation:

      C:\> cd Stage12\startCD\Disk1\rapidwiz
      C:\Stage12\startCD\Disk1\rapidwiz> RapidWiz.cmd

      The installation wizard is similar to 11.5.10 RapidWiz. For 'VC++' and 'Cygwin' I have provided the following paths:


      - It took almost 2 hours to install the production environment (3 hours when installing the Vision instance)
      - Total space required to install the production environment is 60 GB (153 GB is required to install the Vision instance)


      [1] Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Installation on Windows 2003 (Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Installation on Windows 2003
      [2] Note: 405293.1 (Oracle Applications Release Notes Release 12)
      [3] Note: 402311.1 (Oracle Applications Installation and Upgrade Notes Release 12 (12.0) for Microsoft Windows)
      [4] Note: 414992.1 (Using Cygwin to Maintain Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 on Windows)
      [5] Oracle® Applications Installation Guide: Using Rapid Install Release 12 (Part No. B31295-02)
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