Download and install the Oracle client for Windows at IU

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Overview

At Indiana University, to download the Oracle client for Windows, UITS recommends downloading the client directly from Oracle's website. This requires a valid OTN (Oracle Technology Network) username and password. If you do not have a valid OTN username and password, visit Oracle Database Software Downloads. At the top, hover over "Sign In", click Create an account, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

Note:
Security of Information Technology Resources (IT-12) requires that you normally refrain from running your Windows computer as an administrator. For more, see About the principle of least privilege.

Download the client directly from Oracle's website

To download the Oracle client directly from Oracle's website:

  1. Go to Oracle Database Software Downloads.
  2. Under "Oracle Database 19c", below "19.3 - Enterprise Edition", to the far right of "Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)", click See All.
  3. Scroll down to the appropriate Oracle client for your operating system:
    • 32-bit: Under "Oracle Database 19c Client (19.3) for Microsoft Windows (32-bit)", click NT_193000_client.zip. This file requires 1 GB of free space on your hard drive.
    • 64-bit: Under "Oracle Database 19c Client (19.3) for Microsoft Windows (x64)", click WINDOWS.X64_193000_client.zip. This file requires 1 GB of free space on your hard drive.

    You will be prompted to accept Oracle's license agreement and enter a valid OTN username and password. Once you have done so, you will see the "File Download" dialog box. If you do not have an OTN username and password, see the instructions for getting one above.

  4. Save the file.
  5. In Windows, navigate to the file, right-click it, and then select Extract all.
  6. Select a destination folder for the extracted files, and then perform the extraction.
  7. To launch the Oracle Client Installer, go to the destination folder, open the client directory, and then double-click setup.exe (the Oracle setup file).

    At this point:

    • Windows may prompt you for an administrator username and password. Enter an administrator username and password to proceed.
    • Windows may present an "Open File - Security Warning" dialog box. Click Run to proceed.

    It may take a minute for the "Oracle Client Installer" window to appear. To see it, you may need to minimize any other application windows that are open.

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Last modified on 2021-09-21 17:49:41.