09 September 2010

Step by Step Installation of Oracle Apps R12 on Windows

This blog is being written on the personal experience of installing Oracle Apps R12 Vision Demo Instance on a Windows 2003 server. All comments posted are my own.
1. Microsoft Visual Studio 2005Install Visual C++ 8.0 included in the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005.
2. MKS Toolkit
Version 9 or higher. Use any of the Developer series (for Developers, for Professional Developers, or for Enterprise Developers). Obtain this software from the MKS Web site at: http://www.mks.com
Note: While MKS Toolkit is recommended, Cygwin can be used in its place. See Using Cygwin to Maintain Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 on Windows on OracleMetaLink (Doc ID: 414992.1) for information.
3. GNU Make (Shareware)
Version 3.81 is required. Download and unzip patch 5897842. This patch contains the GNU Make source files and the pre-built executable file, gnumake.exe.
Copy gnumake.exe (located in make-3.81/WinRel/) to the UNIX Toolkit installation directory, for example, C:\MKS90\mksnt.
Note: Installation of GNU Make is not required when using Cygwin. The GNU Make comes as a part of the Cygwin distribution
4. Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86)
If you have a multi-node Oracle Applications system and do not have Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 on the node hosting the database tier, the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package is required.
The Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) is available from the Microsoft Web site. Download and install the package on the database tier node. Review the information at:
Note: The Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package is not needed if you are using the full version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 on the database tier node.
5. Download Active Perl
The perl version shipped by MKS is not certified: instead, use ActivePerl, which you can also download from http://www.activeperl.com/.
Click Join – Top right corner
Click Downloads – All downloads
Click ActivePerl
Click Free Download
Click Download
For contact details (optional) Click Continue
Click MSI under Windows x86 or Windows 64-bit based on the processor.
Pre-req Installation Points
Pre-requisite softwares should not be installed on following locations
1)C:\Program Files directory or system directory
2)Desired APPL_TOP directory
3)Any directory which has a space viz., C:\
4)Directory name should not contain spaces viz., C:\MSVC 2005 and should be like C:\MSVC2005.
Steps to be performed before installing any new software on the server.
Obtain Screenshots/details of the following and update it in the instance specific installation document. This will help in determining new processes, new registry entries etc.
1)Task Manager Process – select all user processess (Start -> Run -> Taskmgr -> Maximise Window -> Click Process Tab)
2)Export Registry Settings (Start -> Run -> regedit -> File -> Export)
3)Services (Start -> Run -> services.msc -> click Status column Heading to sort based on services started -> Click Export List – this option will also export the descriptions, hence click on View -> Add/Remove Columns -> Click Description -> Remove -> Click ok. After Exporting, Click View -> Add/Remove Columns -> Click Description -> Add -> Click ok)
4)Environment Variables (Start -> Run -> cmd -> type set)
5)Record PATH Environment Variable Value (Start -> Run -> explorer -> Right Click on My computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Environment Variables -> Under System Variables -> Double Click Path -> Copy the value)
To get ScreenShots
Click Print Screen Button [Prnt Scrn] -> Start -> Run -> MsPaint -> Control + V
Windows Shortcuts
To Launch Run -> WindowsKey + R
To Launch Explorer -> WindowsKey + E
Set TMP Environment Variable
Rapid Install uses the temporary directory defined by TMP environment variable and this directory should have a minimum of 500MB free space.
Preferred location: C:\TEMP
Start -> Run -> explorer -> Right Click on My computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Environment Variables -> Scroll for TMP Variable
Operating System User
The user who runs Rapid Install owns the file system for all components (both the database file system and the Oracle Applications file system).
Before you install Oracle Applications, make sure the user account for the installation has full local administrative privileges, and permission to print to either local or network printers. It’s recommended to create a new domain-level account (for example, oracle) and make it a member of these groups:
• Administrators (local user)
• Domain Users (domain user)
This account does not need to be a member of any other group, and must not be a member of the GUEST group. Refer to Windows Help for information on creating accounts and assigning accounts to groups.
Space Requirements

Applications node file system (includes AS 10.1.2 ORACLE_HOME, AS 10.1.3
28 GB
Database node file system (Fresh install)
45 GB
Database node file system (Vision Demo database)
133 GB
The total space required for a standard system, not including the stage area, is 73 GB for a fresh install with a production database, and 161 GB for a fresh install with a Vision Demo database.
Note: The database node disk space requirements for both the production database and the Vision Demo database include database (.dbf) and the 10g R2 database ORACLE_HOME.
Installing Pre-reqs

Install MS Visual Studio 2005 (this satisfies MS VC++ 8.0 requirement too)
Install CYGWIN – Refer Metalink Note: 414992.1
Include cygwin\bin in system path.
Install ActivePerl
Before executing RapidInstall refer Metalink Note: 402311.1 for latest updates.
Staging the CD’s require atleast 30GB of free space.
Make sure Perl (ActivePerl) location is available in the path – this perl will be used to stage the CD’s.
Post Installation
Apply database Patch 13 (5735481).
Applying Application Server Patch 5689224 & Patch 4742501.
Installation Procedure
Change directory to the Stage location (startCD -> rapidwiz)
Enter command rapidwiz.cmd
First time installation, select “Create a new configuration”.
Restarting an installation or installing on additional mid tier, use the configuration file created under base directory eg., E:\\inst\apps\_\conf_.txt

UNIX Toolkit Directory value to be set with bin directory eg: C:\Cygwin\bin
Visual Studio Directory value to be set only upto VC eg: C:\MSVS8\VC

Service Group
Root Service Group
Oracle Process Manager (OPMN)
Web Entry Point Services
HTTP Server
Web Application Services
Forms OC4J
Batch Processing Services
Applications TNS Listener
Concurrent Managers
Fulfillment Server
Other Service Group
Oracle Forms Services
Oracle MWA Service
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To add additional nodes/servers, click on Add Server and provide the details.
Port Verification
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Make sure all the categories has a tick mark before clicking on Next button.

DVD’s Staging Verification
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Installation Screens
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Click on Connect to Oracle Applications Release 12 to launch the login screen. Voila !!!
Screen 23 Login Screen
All the best for your installation [if you are trying one ;-)].
Take care,

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