Download and install the Oracle 12c client for Windows at IU

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Overview

At Indiana University, to download the Oracle 12c client for Windows, use either of the following methods:

For either download method, you must be logged into your computer as an administrator.

Note:
Indiana University policy 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 12c Release 1", below "(12.1.0.2.0) - Enterprise Edition", to the far right of "Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)", click See All.
  3. Click OTN License Agreement, read the license agreement, and then close the window.
  4. Select Accept License Agreement. You will see a notification thanking you for accepting the OTN License Agreement and permitting you to download the software.
  5. Scroll down to the appropriate Oracle client for your operating system:
    • 32-bit: Under "Oracle Database Client (12.1.0.2.0) for Microsoft Windows (32-bit)", click winnt_12102_client32.zip. This file requires 826.1 MB of free space on your hard drive.
    • 64-bit: Under "Oracle Database Client (12.1.0.2.0) for Microsoft Windows (x64)", click winx64_12102_client.zip. This file requires 846.3 MB of free space on your hard drive.

    You may be prompted to 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.

  6. Save the file.
  7. In Windows, navigate to the file, right-click it, and then select Extract all.
  8. Select a destination folder for the extracted files, and then perform the extraction.
  9. To launch the Oracle Client Installer, go to the destination folder, open the client directory, and then double-click setup.exe (the Oracle 12c 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.

Download the client from IUware

To download the Oracle client from IUware:

  1. Go to Oracle Client 12c and select the Oracle version that corresponds to your operating system (32-bit or 64-bit).
  2. If you see a button that says Log in for access, click it.
    • If you're not already logged into the IU Central Authentication Service (CAS), enter your IU username and passphrase, and then click LOGIN.
    • If you're already logged into IU CAS, proceed to the next step.
  3. Under "DOWNLOADS", click the .exe file listed (either Oracle 12c Client 32-bit.exe - 826.1 MB for 32-bit, or Oracle 12c Client 64-bit.exe - 853 MB for 64-bit).
  4. In the "File Download - Security Warning" dialog box, click Save, select a destination folder, and then click Save.

    You may see a warning similar to "Oracle 12c Client . . . is not commonly downloaded and could harm your computer." It is safe to ignore this warning and close the dialog box.

  5. When the download is complete, to open the IUware installer, go to the destination folder, and then double-click the Oracle .exe file you just downloaded.
  6. You'll see an "Open File - Security Warning" dialog box. Click Run.
  7. A "7-Zip self-extracting archive" dialog box will open. For "Extract to:", either accept the default (for example, c:\username\Downloads), or change to another directory to which to extract the contents of this file. Click Extract. The extraction will take a few minutes.
  8. In the extraction directory you specified above, double-click the folder called Oracle 12c Client 32-bit or Oracle 12c Client 64-bit.
  9. Double-click the client folder.
  10. Double-click the setup file (of type "Application", not "Configuration Settings") to start the installation process.

    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 2018-11-12 17:12:34.

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