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Client install fails checking OS version

user6231793
user6231793 Member Posts: 4
edited Dec 1, 2010 7:01PM in Oracle Provider for OLE DB
Hi
I am trying to install Oracle client 10.2.0.4 on Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit machine and have downloaded the client install 10204_vista_w2k8_x64_production_client which is linked from the download page:
Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.4.0)
Enterprise/Standard Edition for Microsoft Windows Vista x64, Windows Server 2008 x64, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64, Windows 7 x64.
But when I run it it fails with message: Checking operating system version: must be 5.0, 5.1, 5.2 or 6.0. Actual 6.1 Failed <<<<
I understand 6.1 is the R2 kernel, but the download is for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 so it should be fine.

Is there another one I should be using?
Can I try the 11g client for our 10g db?

thanks

madre

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  • gdarling - oracle
    gdarling - oracle Member Posts: 2,034
    edited Dec 1, 2010 11:31AM Answer ✓
    Hi,

    You need to either ignore the prerequesite failures in the OUI (via the checkboxes), or you can pass -ignoreSysPrereq to setup.exe. 10204 installation wasnt supported on Win2008R2 when it came out, hence the failure.

    Note also that 10204 still isnt supported on Win2008R2. 10205 is. To get there though, you first need to install 10204 (ignoring the prereq failure) and then apply the 10205 rdbms patch to it.

    Yes, you can use 11g client with your 10g database. 11.2 is supported on Win2008R2, but 11.1 is not.

    Hope it helps,
    Greg

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  • gdarling - oracle
    gdarling - oracle Member Posts: 2,034
    edited Dec 1, 2010 11:31AM Answer ✓
    Hi,

    You need to either ignore the prerequesite failures in the OUI (via the checkboxes), or you can pass -ignoreSysPrereq to setup.exe. 10204 installation wasnt supported on Win2008R2 when it came out, hence the failure.

    Note also that 10204 still isnt supported on Win2008R2. 10205 is. To get there though, you first need to install 10204 (ignoring the prereq failure) and then apply the 10205 rdbms patch to it.

    Yes, you can use 11g client with your 10g database. 11.2 is supported on Win2008R2, but 11.1 is not.

    Hope it helps,
    Greg
  • Thanks Greg,
    I decided to go with the 11.2 client install as it has included some bug fixes. All is working well.

    Madre
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