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Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Installation Steps on Windows XP

I have installed Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 on Windows XP Professional successfully. 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 - Click on More - Set a 'Primary DNS Suffix of this Computer' to 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: 5) From the command prompt, make sure you can do the following: C:\> ping C:\> ping hostname C:\> ping 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 ( - 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 ( 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: s_MSDEVdir=C:\VCPlus\VC s_MKSdir=C:\cygwin\bin - 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) References: [1] Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Installation on Windows 2003 ( threadID=484238) [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)