Install & Configure Oracle Weblogic Server 10.3.6 & Forms & Reports 11g on Windows8/Windows 2008 R2

Hello guys, we just posted how to upgrade your existing  Forms & Reporots 32Bit 11.1.2.1.0  to 11.1.2.2.0. Why don’t check it out here?

We are running a blog explaining many workaround solutions for installing and configuring discontinued, uncertified Oracle software on Windows 7 & Windows 8 from last year onward.

Let us accept it, Developer 6i applications face multiple issues while used on both Windows 7&8 like:

  1. Intermittent crashes
  2. Rendering menu modules
  3. Stability
  4. Running products like Reports and Graphs

Usually a legacy application compiled using patch sets below 18 are less prone to above mentioned issues, however an application completely developed using patch 18 regularly get into issues on Windows 7 & 8 where hacks are used.

Recently we were forced to look towards a better environment for a new application, which by certain reasons cannot be accommodated and hosted within Oracle Application entity, and we started dwelling the possibilities of setting up a Weblogic server (old application server) for our forms and reports modules.

in short, we did it! and we are sharing the experience with you.

you need the following to carryout the installation and configuration

Windows 8/Windows 2008 R2 box (VM for testing)

Oracle Weblogic Server 10.3.6 (32Bit)

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/weblogic/downloads/wls-main-097127.html

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Oracle Forms and Reports 11g Release 2

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/forms/downloads/index.html

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(Hurry, you may not find the above software bundles with OTN after few weeks or months time)

Part 1 – Weblogic Server 10.3.6 Installation

Installation of Weblogic is pretty straight forward on Windows 8. Only once the compatibility issue is raised, which you can safely ignore by the click of a button.

The Weblogic 10.3.6 (wls1036_win32.exe) installation comes as a single .exe file, which you can start like any other installer.

Please have a look at the images

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Choose a directory name without spaces, this is going to be your middleware home.

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Uncheck the email notification, you don’t need it as far you don’t have a support from oracle

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Select “Custom” installation type, as you can select which JDK to be selected and other components at later stages. We installed both JDK for our installation.

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Click next to continue

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Leave the selection as it is

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Select Yes for “Node Manager Service”, it will make few things simpler at later stages, especially while you are using Admin Server for managing both forms and reports servers.

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Select “All Users”

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Clicking “Next” will start installing the Weblogic server 10.3.6 for you. Relax and wait until the installation completes.

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Once installation has been done, you will be given an option to setup the Weblogic server with an instance, which we will do as a part of Forms & Reports 11g installation and configuration.

Part 2 – Installation of Oracle Forms and Reports 11g Release 2

Once you download the  Oracle Forms and Reports 11g Release 2, the zip archive must be unzipped to a folder, which will create Disk1, Disk2, Disk3 folders. You should start the “Setup.exe” from Disk1 folder. Once again the installation is straight forward, without requiring to make any specific hack to the installation media.

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You must skip the “Software Update” option, unless you have the paid support from Oracle for the product you are installing.

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Most important: You should select “Install Software – Do not configure” at this level, as the configuration will be done once after the installation completed.

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On Windows 8 you will be notified about two vital check failures, however allowing you to continue the installation at own risk by clicking the “Continue” button.

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Next page will clearly notify you that you must have an application server already installed. Application server akka Weblogic server. Without Weblogic server you cannot use Oracle Forms and Reports 11g Release 2 even for development purpose.

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You can safely ignore being updated about the software updates once again

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Once you say yes to software update related prompt, the installation will start

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Now you have finished installing Oracle Forms and Reports 11g Release 2 on Windows 8/Windows 2008 R2

Part 3 – Configuring the Weblogic server with forms and reports 11g

As we have installed “Node Manager Service” prior configuring the forms and reports, we need to stop the Node Manager Service from Windows services console

Invoke “services.msc” and stop the following service “Oracle Weblogic NodeManager(D_Weblogic_Middleware_wlserver_10.3)

If you don’t stop this service, you are going to come across issues as discussed here

To configure the Weblogic server for forms and reports, you need to invoke the “Configure Classic Instance” cmd file from Windows menu folder “Oracle Classic 11g – Home1”

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It may take couple of minutes until you are provided the installation application GUI as shown below. Click next

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Select the option “Configure for Deployment”

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Unless you are entitled for Oracle support ignore the email part

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Now, choose a meaningful name for your Oracle instance.

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Important: You must note down the following details for future references. We opted to use the username suggested by Oracle during the configuration which is “weblogic” and provide a password consist of alphabets and minimum one digit (number)

Domain is the node which will be setup with Weblogic for Administration server as well for both Forms and Reports Servers.

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By default, Developer tools are not selected, you MUST select this node, incase if you are going to use the same machine for development (which is our objective with this exercise). You may uncheck the “Clustered” option, unless used in a production environment.

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Select “Auto Port Configuration”

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Try to avoid using Proxy. Microsoft ISA server can make the whole experience a parody, if used.

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Use Identity management, only if already implemented and business mandatory. Else leave it unchecked

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Click on “Configure” button and sit back, until the process is over!

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You may save the installation responses for a future installation by clicking the Save button. Click “Finish” button to exit the configuration wizard

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You can access the Weblogic Admin Server by visiting http://localhost:7001/console & the Enterprise manager through http://localhost:7001/em

You may run into issues accessing the Enterprise Manager, incase if you have automated the weblogic admin server startup part using services & we have another post explaining how to tackle it here

weblogic console

If the node manager service is installed you can start and stop various components for the domain through this console.

Part 4 – Starting and Stopping domain components AdminServer, WLS_FORMS(Forms Server), WLS_REPORTS(Reports server)

Oracle provides batch files to start and stop all the above mentioned components. You may start just WLS_FORMS and WLS_REPORTS services, unless planning to manage them through the Admin Server console.

Starting Weblogi Admin Server

AdminServer Start

Starting Forms Server

Forms Server Start

Starting Reports Server

Report Server Start

Part 5 – Automating Weblogic Admin Server, WLS_FORMS(Forms Server), WLS_REPORTS(Reports server) startup with Windows Services

Let us agree, the cmd windows look ugly, dangerous and a user can close them down, thus bringing the entire servers down unintentionally. A windows service looks much favorable under such scenarios and wise people from Oracle do provide solutions to create windows services for

  1. Weblogic Admin Server
  2. WLS_FORMS (Forms Server)
  3. WLS_REPORTS (Reports Server)

Creating Windows services for Admin Server and Forms server are pretty simple and straight forward business, while CMD command line length limitations will make Reports Server service creation a little difficult, don’t worry we have solution for it also.

Part 6 – Creating Windows Service for Weblogic Admin Server

Pre-requisite(s)

Notepad++ (or any decent text editor other than Windows notepad)

Create a .cmd file named “Install_AdminServer.cmd” with the following lines

echo off

SETLOCAL

set DOMAIN_NAME=appsdomain

set USERDOMAIN_HOME=D:\WebLogic\Middleware\user_projects\domains\appsdomain

set SERVER_NAME=AdminServer

set WL_HOME=D:\WebLogic\Middleware\wlserver_10.3

set WLS_USER=weblogic

set WLS_PW=pass123

set PRODUCTION_MODE=true

set MEM_ARGS=-Xms512m -Xmx512m

call "%WL_HOME%\server\bin\installSvc.cmd"

ENDLOCAL

Please note, you must provide the absolute domain name and physical directory names based on your installation preferences!

Save the script to “USERDOMAIN_HOME” folder, ie, “D:\WebLogic\Middleware\user_projects\domains\appsdomain” in our case

From elevated command line, execute the batch file, and the Windows service for Admin Server must be created, unless there were mismatches with the information supplied

Part 7 – Creating Windows Service for WLS_FORMS(Forms Server)

Create a .cmd file “InstallWLS_FORMS.cmd” using Notepad++ with following lines

echo off

SETLOCAL

set DOMAIN_NAME=appsdomain

set USERDOMAIN_HOME=D:\WebLogic\Middleware\user_projects\domains\appsdomain

set SERVER_NAME=WLS_FORMS

set WL_HOME=D:\WebLogic\Middleware\wlserver_10.3

set WLS_USER=weblogic

set WLS_PW=pass123

set PRODUCTION_MODE=true

set ADMIN_URL=http://localhost:7001

cd %USERDOMAIN_HOME%

call %USERDOMAIN_HOME%\bin\setDomainEnv.cmd

rem *** call "D:\Oracle\Middleware\wlserver_10.3\server\bin\installSvc.cmd"

call "%WL_HOME%\server\bin\installSvc.cmd"

ENDLOCAL

Save the script to “USERDOMAIN_HOME” folder, ie, “D:\WebLogic\Middleware\user_projects\domains\appsdomain” in our case

From elevated command line, execute the batch file, and the Windows service for WLS_FORMS must be created, unless there were mismatches with the information supplied

Part 8 – Creating Windows Service for WLS_REPORTS(Reports Server)

Create a .cmd file “InstallWLS_REPORTS.cmd” using Notepad++ with following lines

SETLOCAL

set DOMAIN_NAME=appsdomain

set USERDOMAIN_HOME=D:\WebLogic\Middleware\user_projects\domains\appsdomain

set SERVER_NAME=WLS_REPORTS

set WL_HOME=D:\WebLogic\Middleware\wlserver_10.3

set WLS_USER=weblogic

set WLS_PW=pass123

set PRODUCTION_MODE=true

set ADMIN_URL=http://localhost:7001

cd %USERDOMAIN_HOME%

call %USERDOMAIN_HOME%\bin\setDomainEnv.cmd

rem *** call "D:\Oracle\Middleware\wlserver_10.3\server\bin\installSvc.cmd"

call "%WL_HOME%\server\bin\installSvc.cmd"

ENDLOCAL

Unfortunately, you cannot just run the .cmd file and create a service for WLS_REPORTS like other services, as the java CLASSPATH for reports server has more than 3000 character length, which is beyond 32Bit command line architecture.

Hence you have to do a minor hack, as provided as a solution by Oracle.

Go to “D:\WebLogic\Middleware\wlserver_10.3\server\bin” folder (equivalent on your machine) and make a backup for the file “InstallSvc.cmd”

If the report server is running, terminate it by using Ctrl+C within the open cmd window

Wait until the server shutdown. Check the status through Admin Console.

Now restart the Report Server, using the menu interface

Report Server Start

Mark and copy the CLASSPATH= output and paste it to a new text document. You have to spend few minutes to wrap up the text and make sure the entire text is wrapped into a single line (This is why we love Notepad++)

Marking_Classpath

Add “set” in front of CLASSPATH= and your txt file content should look something like below and save the text file as “myClasspath.txt”

set CLASSPATH=D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\jdbc\lib\ojdbc6.jar;;;D:\WebLogic\MIDDLE~1\ORACLE~1\modules\oracle.jdbc_11.1.1\ojdbc6dms.jar;D:\WebLogic\MIDDLE~1\patch_wls1036\profiles\default\sys_manifest_classpath\weblogic_patch.jar;D:\WebLogic\MIDDLE~1\JROCKI~1.0-1\lib\tools.jar;D:\WebLogic\MIDDLE~1\WLSERV~1.3\server\lib\weblogic_sp.jar;D:\WebLogic\MIDDLE~1\WLSERV~1.3\server\lib\weblogic.jar;D:\WebLogic\MIDDLE~1\modules\features\weblogic.server.modules_10.3.6.0.jar;D:\WebLogic\MIDDLE~1\WLSERV~1.3\server\lib\webservices.jar;D:\WebLogic\MIDDLE~1\modules\ORGAPA~1.1/lib/ant-all.jar;D:\WebLogic\MIDDLE~1\modules\NETSFA~1.0_1/lib/ant-contrib.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\wlserver_10.3\server\lib\weblogic.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\oracle_common\modules\oracle.dms_11.1.1\dms.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\oracle_common\modules\oracle.jmx_11.1.1\jmxframework.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\oracle_common\modules\oracle.jmx_11.1.1\jmxspi.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\oracle_common\modules\oracle.odl_11.1.1\ojdl.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\lib\adf-share-mbeans-wlst.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\lib\mdswlst.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\resources\auditwlst.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\resources\jps-wlst.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\resources\jrf-wlst.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\resources\oamap_help.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\resources\oamAuthnProvider.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\resources\ossoiap_help.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\resources\ossoiap.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\resources\sslconfigwlst.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\resources\wsm-wlst.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\wlserver_10.3\server\lib\weblogic.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\opmn\lib\nonj2eembeans.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\jdbc\lib\ojdbc6.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\opmn\lib\optic.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\opmn\lib\iasprovision.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\lib\adf-share-mbeans-wlst.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\lib\mdswlst.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\resources\auditwlst.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\resources\jps-wlst.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\resources\jrf-wlst.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\resources\oamap_help.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\resources\oamAuthnProvider.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\resources\ossoiap_help.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\resources\ossoiap.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\resources\sslconfigwlst.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\wlst\resources\wsm-wlst.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\oracle_common\modules\oracle.adf.share_11.1.1\commons-el.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\jlib\dfc.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\dvt\lib\dvt-jclient.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\dvt\lib\dvt-utils.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\oracle_common\jlib\ewt3.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\oracle_common\modules\oracle.iau_11.1.1\fmw_audit.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\oui\jlib\http_client.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\oracle_common\modules\oracle.idm_11.1.1\identitystore.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\oracle_common\modules\oracle.idm_11.1.1\identityutils.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\oracle_common\modules\oracle.jps_11.1.1\jaccprovider.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\oracle_common\modules\oracle.jps_11.1.1\jacc-spi.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\ord\jlib\jai_codec.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\ord\jlib\jai_core.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\oracle_common\modules\oracle.oc4j-obsolete_11.1.1\jazn.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\oracle_common\modules\oracle.oc4j-obsolete_11.1.1\jazncore.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\oracle_common\jlib\jewt4.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\jlib\jta.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\oracle_common\modules\oracle.ldap_11.1.1\ldapjclnt11.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\lib\mail.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\jlib\netcfg.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\jlib\oracle_ice.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\oracle_common\jlib\share.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\jlib\zrclient.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\reports\jlib\aolj.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\reports\jlib\confmbean.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\reports\jlib\runtimembean.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\reports\jlib\rwadmin.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\reports\jlib\rwenv.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\reports\jlib\rwrun.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\reports\jlib\rwxdo.jar;D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\jlib\rts2.jar;;D:\WebLogic\MIDDLE~1\ORACLE~1\soa\modules\commons-cli-1.1.jar;D:\WebLogic\MIDDLE~1\ORACLE~1\soa\modules\oracle.soa.mgmt_11.1.1\soa-infra-mgmt.jar;D:\WebLogic\MIDDLE~1\ORACLE~1\modules\oracle.jrf_11.1.1\jrf.jar;D:\WebLogic\MIDDLE~1\WLSERV~1.3\common\derby\lib\derbyclient.jar;D:\WebLogic\MIDDLE~1\WLSERV~1.3\server\lib\xqrl.jar

Now open the “InstallSvc.cmd” using Notepad++ and locate the line “set CLASSPATH=%WEBLOGIC_CLASSPATH%;%CLASSPATH%” and comment the same like

rem *** set CLASSPATH=%WEBLOGIC_CLASSPATH%;%CLASSPATH%

Now locate the line “set CMDLINE” within the “InstallSvc.cmd” and change the line like following

set CMDLINE="%JAVA_VM% %MEM_ARGS% %JAVA_OPTIONS% -classpath @d:\myClasspath.txt -Dweblogic.Name=%SERVER_NAME% -Dweblogic.management.username=%WLS_USER% -Dweblogic.management.server=\"%ADMIN_URL%\" -Dweblogic.ProductionModeEnabled=%PRODUCTION_MODE% -Djava.security.policy=\"%WL_HOME%\server\lib\weblogic.policy\" weblogic.Server"

There are two instances of set CMDLINE, you must change both lines, only replacing the “-classpath \”%CLASSPATH%\” part with -classpath @d:\myClasspath.txt

After the above, from elevated command line, execute the batch file, and the Windows service for WLS_REPORTS must be created, unless there were mismatches with the information supplied

Services

Change “Automatic” to “Manual” for better ease, at various situations. You may create a .cmd file for starting the services and another one for stopping them.

From our prospects, these services are just a facelift for the batch files, avoiding the immediate problems with accidental closure of cmd windows and thus causing serious issues to the instance. We came to this conclusion because, the service status are not updated incase if one of the services stopped by the Admin Server console at later stages, neither the service status update waits until the actual server starts to update  state of the service.

You can delete whole these service from command prompt, after stopping like following

>SC DELETE “service name”

We hope you will enjoy setting up Weblogic 10.3.6 and Oracle Forms and Reports 11g Release 2 on Windows 8/ Windows 2008 R2 following the instruction set provided above.

Regards,

admin

45 Responses to Install & Configure Oracle Weblogic Server 10.3.6 & Forms & Reports 11g on Windows8/Windows 2008 R2

  1. windows7bugs says:

    Few Recommendations
    Always use a clean machine, ie, a fresh installation of Windows OS
    If possible, no other Oracle software (Obviously you need a database for most of the local development)

    • windows7bugs says:

      Contd:..
      Try avoid multiple IP addresses set for the Windows box. Especially Public IP addresses as such setups could lead to interrupted server responses (as in our case)
      Unless mandatory, disable IPV6 which is not completely supported by Oracle Weblogic servers 10.3.x

  2. […] may refer to our previous post, explaining how to install Weblogic Server 10.3.6 & Forms/Reports 11g for detailed explanation about creating Windows Services for Weblogic […]

  3. […] We are going to draft the easiest methods to migrate to Oracle Weblogic server 10.3.6 & Developer suite 11g briefly over here. Please read on how to install the weblogic server here […]

  4. This was an excellent article on how to get a 10.3.6 Weblogic server up and running. My only suggestion is to note in the services setup part that it may present a conflict with Enterprise Manager (and the writeup that you provided there was top notch also).

    I really do appreciate the work that you all did to put this “how to” together. Thank you!

  5. iraklisvai says:

    Hello, I have Windows 7 x64 Home Edition
    Is it possible to install Forms 11.1.2.00?

    I installed Weblogic ( wls1035_generic.jar ) ok
    Then Forms.ok
    Then configure Forms (for deployment ).

    Here I have problems….

  6. azam says:

    i have windowsXP dual core 1.8 and 1GB Ram ,can i install oracle 11g?

    • windows7bugs says:

      Hi Azam

      You mean database? Or the developer suite(s)? Well, we are not sure whether you will achieve the intended results with 1GB memory, anywhere there is nothing wrong with trying :)
      If it does work, do let us know. All the best

      for Windows7bugs

      Admin

  7. Muhannad says:

    is this for Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit or 32 bit?

  8. Eng Hasnaa says:

    hi ,
    before this article i was installing jdevloper 12 c after removing and try to install oracle 11g r2
    when I have chosen the installation location (which is the middleware home) and press next to continue, I receive the error: INST-07408: Unable to install or configure the product on a 32-bit JVM on a 64-bit machine.
    i remove jdeveloper and delet all files but still error what can i do?
    my oracle database in 12 c

    • windows7bugs says:

      Hello there
      Please let us know what Oracle products other than database are installed.

      regards,

    • marcelo garcia says:

      Hi, as an fast and easy workaround I just replaced the jdk folder in middleware home with a 64 bit version jdk and edited the registry.xml file to point to the new jdk folder. Everything installs and works fine.

  9. reaz says:

    can you provide Video tutorial ?

  10. Bottom_End says:

    We installed Forms/Reports 11gR2 64bit (11.1.2.1.0) by accident on WLS 10.3.6 on Win2008r2 and it appears to hinge together even with the 32bit JRE/JDK. Do you know if we are going to hit a wall?

    • windows7bugs says:

      Hello there

      Better you ask this to communities.oracle.com or Oracle’s forums, for us the challenge was to get the product installed. At the same time, you should always double check whether the products are certified by Oracle for the chosen OS. it saves loads of troubles at later stages.

      regards

      Rajesh

  11. Mike says:

    Hi, i’ve followed your guide everything works fine, but when i try to open Forms Builder or Forms Compiler i get a popup “Oracle Forms Designer / Oracle Forms Generator has stopped working.
    Oracle Reports Converter, Oracle Reports Builder and Oracle WebLogic Admin Server works correctly.

    • windows7bugs says:

      Hello Mike
      Did you receive errors during installation? Are you using Windows 7/8? Please comment.

      Regards,
      Admin

      • Mike says:

        I’ve used windows 8.1, i have not received error during installation.
        Webogic Server, reports builder and reports server starts correctly.
        Is there any forms logs?
        Thanks

      • windows7bugs says:

        Hello Mike
        We are also having couple of installations over 8.1 (64bit) and yet to come across any of the errors you mentioned. You may use the EM http://localhost:7001/em console to read the forms server error messages.
        Please post the messages for our review as well

        regards,

      • Mike says:

        I have used EM but no errors found, wls_forms and wls_reports are in runnnig mode.
        I tried to install also forms 11.1.2.2 in development and deployment mode but unfortunately forms builder always crash

      • Mike says:

        The only difference compared to your installation is that my installation is in C and not in D, the rest of the path is equal

      • windows7bugs says:

        Hello Mike

        If you agree to, please follow the instructions below
        Install Oracle Virtual Box
        Create a VM using the Windows 8.1 Media or Windows 8 Media (if Windows 8, don’t upgrade to 8.1 yet). A 40-60GB dynamically expanding VDI will be more than adequate for storage
        Update the box with latest MS updates
        Follow our instructions once again to install both Weblogic and Developer Suite 11g
        Configure the domain
        Re-test the scenario

        Let us hear about your experience.

        regards,

        rajesh

      • Mike says:

        Thanks, i tried with your suggestions using Parallels instead of Virtualbox, same problem.
        When i look up the report in event viewer i see that the faulting module is C:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_FR_Home1\BIN\UIW.dll

      • windows7bugs says:

        Hello Mike
        Would you please post the developer forms “about” details? We are using the following with three test machines @ our lab, without any issues on Windows 8.1 64bit boxes

        Forms [32 Bit] Version 11.1.2.1.0 (Production)
        Oracle Toolkit Version 11.1.2.1.0 (Production)
        PL/SQL Version 11.1.0.7.0 (Production)
        Oracle Procedure Builder V11.1.2.1.0 – Production
        PL/SQL Editor (c) WinMain Software (www.winmain.com), v1.0 (Production)
        Oracle Query Builder 11.1.2.1.0 – Production
        Oracle Virtual Graphics System Version 11.1.2.1.0 (Production)
        Oracle Tools GUI Utilities Version 11.1.2.1.0 (Production)
        Oracle Multimedia Version 11.1.2.1.0 (Production)
        Oracle Tools Integration Version 11.1.2.1.0 (Production)
        Oracle Tools Common Area Version 11.1.2.1.0
        Oracle CORE 11.1.0.7.0 Production

        regards,
        rajesh

      • windows7bugs says:

        Hello Mike
        Further to what we requested, we could see that a particular .dll file is causing the issues for your situation. We will suggest you switch to Forms [32 Bit] Version 11.1.2.1.0 (Production)(R1) instead of R2, what you are trying out.
        Please let us know whether it helped.

        regards,

        rajesh

  12. Mike says:

    Thanks for your support, i thought it was an Oracle problem, but i installed Windows 8 and Oracle Forms Reports 11g on VirtualBox and it works correctly. Probably Parallels is incompatible.

    Regards

    Mike

    • windows7bugs says:

      Hello Mike

      Thanks for the update and truly glad to see that you resolved the issue(s). The earliest I will try out the scenarios creating you issues and confirm whether it is reproducible at our end.

      Cheers!

      rajesh

    • windows7bugs says:

      Hello Mike
      I just upgraded the forms & reports to

      Forms [32 Bit] Version 11.1.2.2.0 (Production)
      Oracle Toolkit Version 11.1.2.2.0 (Production)
      PL/SQL Version 11.1.0.7.0 (Production)
      Oracle Procedure Builder V11.1.2.2.0 – Production
      PL/SQL Editor (c) WinMain Software (www.winmain.com), v1.0 (Production)
      Oracle Query Builder 11.1.2.2.0 – Production
      Oracle Virtual Graphics System Version 11.1.2.2.0 (Production)
      Oracle Tools GUI Utilities Version 11.1.2.2.0 (Production)
      Oracle Multimedia Version 11.1.2.2.0 (Production)
      Oracle Tools Integration Version 11.1.2.2.0 (Production)
      Oracle Tools Common Area Version 11.1.2.2.0
      Oracle CORE 11.1.0.7.0 Production

      and everything is working perfect until now. I mean, I was able to start the forms developer, reports and the weblogic server 10.3.6 is intact and running as expected.

      I will soon post the steps to upgrade the forms & reports components.

      regards,

      rajesh

      • windows7bugs says:

        Missed out few things
        My work laptop is on Windows 8.1 64Bit professional
        With latest updates in place
        I have Oracle 10g 10.2.0.3 database
        Developer 6i Suite

        all running from the same box :) and never came across the situation you mentioned. Many times, the base system language also could cause problems with certain Oracle products.

        regards,

        rajesh

      • Mike says:

        Does your vm running on Parellels Desktop?
        I actually have installed Oracle Forms Reports 11.1.2.2 (development mode) on VirtualBox 4.3.6 and it works.
        I imported this machine on Parallels Desktop 9 and i have the same problems.

      • windows7bugs says:

        Hello Mike
        None of my Oracle installations (other than E-Business Suite Vision) are over VMs. About parallels, I had to google to read about it. So, answer to your question could be “May be” :)

        regards,

        rajesh

  13. Victoria says:

    hola necesito instalar en mi windows 7 de 64 bits el oracle forms y weblogic, que versiones necesito, tanto de las aplicaciones como de jdk para que sean compatibles a la hora de instalarlas?

    • windows7bugs says:

      Usted puede
      Instale la base de datos Oracle primero
      La instalación del servidor Weblogic 10.3.6 utilizando JDK (Siga nuestro post a)
      A continuación, puede instalar y configurar los formularios y los informes 11g R2

      Espero que esto ayude

      saludos,

      English

      You can
      Install your Oracle database first
      The install Weblogic server 10.3.6 using JDK (Follow our post to)
      Then you can install and configure 11g forms & reports R2

      Hope this helps

      regards,

  14. John Anis says:

    great work, but is there any tutorial on how to add the forms to the forms server

  15. Kamran haider says:

    Sir i have follow the instruction and succesfully installed forms and report on win8.1 but now when i connect my forms the following error is prompted plz help

    “ora 12560:TNS protocal adaptor error”

    I remain database field blank as i have installed all oracle on single laptop .

    • windows7bugs says:

      Hello Kamran
      When you are trying to connect to a database from any other Oracle product, you must have the product specific tnsnames.ora file having the entry for the database. For testing, you may copy the tnsnames.ora file from the database to the forms NETWORK\Admin folder.
      Hope it resolves your issues with the connection.

      Regards,

  16. Kamran haider says:

    Thanks sir u people are doing great job .Actually i am finance person but for my knowledge and skill ,i want to learn oracle and want to acquire expert level skill by self study though i have completed developer training some year ago and familiar with sql ,plsql and forms.Please advised me that should i also need to acquire oracle dba knowledge if so plz guide me through easy turtorial which are even helpful for the person who just has basic knwoledge of computer and database .

    Thanks.

  17. Lauri says:

    I am not able to get the App Server running. It starts and then seems to hang. This is on a stand alone Win 7 laptop with other applications including Primavera P6, MS Sql version 2005, 2008 & 2012, Pervasive PSQL, and Sage Timberline. Do I have any conflicts? And do I need the Node portion along with Forms? I’m trying to install Primavera Contract Management.

    Thanks.

    • windows7bugs says:

      Well let me try to answer your concerns one by one
      Node manager is a much required component, while you are using Weblogic admin server to control the servers (Forms & Reports)
      Usually, nobody will encourage you to install any of the Oracle products other than development tools (forms/reports & other) along with a number of other database products

      What I would suggest is, instead of messing up your system what is crowded in my opinion, create a VM using Oracle VirtualBox and setup the entire Weblogic environment on the VM. You can create a bridged network and enable “Promiscuous Mode” “Allow All” under Advanced node of Network interface. Later you can launch the weblogic environment and access from your HOST (ie, Windows 7 box)

      I recommend you to have 8GB memory for the above said workaround solution.

      let me know how it turns out :)

      regards,

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