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Netweaver CE 7.1 install looking for a database

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During the database portion of a Netweaver CE 71 Distributed system

install we get the following error.

u201COracle software not installed. Install Oracle software before


It is true we initially did not have a database client installed

because the u201CSAP NetWeaver

Composition Environment 7.1 SR5 on Windows: Oracleu201D guide stated the


As of Oracle 10g there is no need to manually install the Oracle client

software on the application

server, as SAPinst automatically installs the client software in the

DIR_CT_RUN directory.

After getting theu201D Oracle software not installedu201D message we installed

an oracle client but are still getting the same error.

Any assistance you can provide would be most appreciated

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Former Member
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Did you install Oracle on the server before you started the NW installation? I think the Oracle executables probably need to be installed before starting the NW installation. The NW installation should then install the Oracle client software as part of the installation..


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Thank you for the reply.

I think you pointed us back in the right direction. We were interpreting the error as SAP needing a client but in reality the SAP install was not able to connect to the Oracle server running on a different server in a different domain.

We are now try to address the cross domain problems.

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