Oracle 11g XE Installation

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Oracle's eXpress Edition database is free to develop, test and deploy. Below is the essential information to get it up and running.



Tested on Windows 2008 64-bit R2.

0. Run setup.exe
1. Welcome
2. License Agreement
      (x) Accept
3. Destination Folder
4. Password
      Enter   Password: ********
      Confirm Password: ********
5. Summary
   a. With the Windows Snippet Tool take snapshot of the 
      displayed settings for future reference.
   b. [Install]   


64 Bit OS Issue

If installing on a 64-bit system you may get an error similar to:

To fix:

  1. Open the corresponding Windows Explorer folder.
    Example: C:\Users\admini~1\AppData\Local\Temp\2\
  2. Copy the file OracleMTSRecoveryService.reg to KEY_XE.reg
  3. Return to the Oracle Installer and click OK on the error message box.
    The installer will continue to run then indicate it is complete.

Post Install Actions

  • Set environment vars (ORACLE_HOME, ORACLE_SID).
  • Create SQLPlus shortcut:
    C:\oraclexe\app\oracle\product\11.2.0.server\bin\sqlplus sys/Password@XE as sysdba
  • Confirm Installation OK.
    • Ensure services started: OracleServiceXE & OracleXETNSListener
    • Run SQLPlus and ensure connection and database OK.