This post is part of our online OBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition) training on weekend (more information here) where apart from theory We also help trainees to install OBIEE on their PC (laptop/desktop) for Lab exercises.

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As per certification OBIEE is only certified on following Windows Version 
 

  • Windows XP x86Windows 2003 x86
  • Windows 2003 AMD64
  • Windows 2003 EM64T
  • Windows Vista x86
  • Windows Vista AMD64
  • Windows Vista EM64T and
  • Windows 2000 x86

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Issue on installing OBIEE on windows 7 ? 

If you are planning to install OBIEE on Windows then download OBIEE for Windows from here 

You can install OBIEE by double clicking on “setup.exe“ but installation will fail with below error message on Windows 7

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Oracle Business Intelligence is not supported on this Windows version. Oracle Business Intelligence is only supported on Windows XP x86, Windows 2003 x86, Windows 2003 AMD64, Windows 2003 EM64T, Windows Vista x86, Windows Vista AMD64, Windows Vista EM64T, and Windows 2000 x86.

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Workaround

You can by pass this error by changing compatibility mode on “setup.exe” to Windows XP as shown in screenshot below

a) Right Click on setup.exe and click properties
b) Select tab “Compatibility
c) Select checkbox “Run This Program in Compatibilty Mode for
d) Click OK
e) Install OBIEE on Windows 7 by double clicking on setup.exe 
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