Jan 23 2011

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OBIEE 11g Installation on Windows7(64-bit)-part1

NOTE: OBIEE 11g ( BI Administration Tool does not work under Windows 64-bit OS. It is expected that the next release of OBIEE 11g ( will support 64-bit Operating Systems for the OBI Client applications. But Presentation Services work with the present release. So, think twice before you take decision to install 11g( on 64-bit OS.

So, if you have decided to install on 64-bit machine…follow these steps:

This installation post is going to be series of 3 parts. This is the first of the 3 posts.

Part-1 –> Download software and configuring RCU (Repository Creation Utility)
Part-2–> Installing OBIEE 11g
Part-3–> Configuration

Download OBIEE 11g( software and RCU(for 32 bits)from here. As there is no RCU for 64bits, download the 32bits one and it works)

also download RCU

Once you download all the files, extract them and keep them under one directory(Keeping RCU in the same directory is not mandatory, just for convinience).

Before starting the installation keep your have got database up and running. RCU will create two schemas in the installation process…

First step of installaton is running RCU (Repository Creation Utility), go to C:\Software\OBIEE11gR1\bishiphome\rcuHome\BIN and double click on rcu.bat file.

Welcome page of the installation wizard will open …click Next. Select Create

Click Next

Enter all the required information, be sure that the database user has got sysdba previlages…Click Next

Click OK

Enter the Prefix (or leave the default one DEV) and select the components install…

Click OK and enter the passwords for all the users (2 users) that created in the following screen…

Click Next

Click OK

Click OK

Click Create

Click Close..we are done with RCU

…till next time

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  1. Venkat R

    Hi Kalyan,

    Very good post. Its really saved me lot of time saying that Admin Tools don’t work on Windows7 64bit systems.

    Venkat R

  2. Ram Iyer

    Hi Kalyan,

    It is a interesting blog. Did you install the Oracle DB as 64 bit and visa compatability for OBIEE to work.

    If you add this piece, it will help others.


    1. Kalyan Chukkapalli

      Hi Ram,

      I have not tried installing 64bit DB on windows 7 64bit. I have installed 32bit DB on 64bit OS and it works fine. Right now I’ve installed OBIEE11g and DB11g on another 32bit PC. I will post that this week.


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