I am not going to dig very deep into this subject, as the 32-Bit install been covered in depth on quite a few occasions.
I just wanted to quickly share with you the few items that I found needed to be changed in order to get it up and running quickly.
Turn off Aero. OBIEE does not seem to like when Aero is running, so if you have that running, turn it off while you’re installing.
Install the correct (32-Bit)JDK prior to installing OBIEE. I ran through an install using the 64-Bit version and the install succeeded but OBIEE refused to load. The 32-Bit worked on the first try.
Prior to running the Setup.exe file, a quick right click and into Properties gives you the following image:
You want to make sure that you have the compatibility set to Vista. I tried a few others and they didn’t work for me. Your mileage may vary, but that’s what I found.When you go to run Setup.exe, right click, and select “Run as Administrator”, as I errored out during my install because I didn’t have sufficient privileges.
- Write down your OC4J password! If I had a nickel for every time I forgot that damn password…. I’d have quite a few nickels.
Restart your computer, on the restart, you’ll see the OC4J client run:
Next we have to set up the ODBC Connection. The tool is found here:
8. Load odbcad32 and you’ll get this:
9. Select “Add…” and select the Oracle BI Server and click Finish.
10. Name your connection and hit Next…
11. Enter in the default Administrator login and password and click Next…
12. Click through the final window and we’re onto the last two steps to get OBIEE working.
13. Make sure that IIS service is turned on. This can be found in Windows 7 by going to your Run bar and typing “Windows Features” and clicking on “Turn Windows Features On and Off”
14. Finally, we go and run the ASP.NET Registration tool. You must run both the 32-Bit and 64-Bit versions. One is found in the Framework64 directory and the other is in the Framework directory.
15. Ta-Da! All done… Working local OBIEE install on Windows 7.
When I initially started working on this post, it was really just to document an install with detailed pictures, as there are other install guides out there for Windows 7, but none that were quite detailed. I do want to thank Nick Johnson over at Oracle BI Blog for tipping me off to some of the items that I had forgotten.