OBIEE 11g Installation on a Windows machine

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

When installing OBIEE 11g on a Windows machine some steps of the Configuration process may fail …
Or errors can show up when starting the domain.

This is probably because of spaces in folder names:

- all installation files must be in a folder without spaces.
Try to decompress all files in c:obi11g for exemple and restart installation.

Or

- You may have a temp directory in the path C:Documents and Settingsuser_nameLocal SettingsTemp. You got the above mentioned exception because of the temp directory path having spaces in it.

Solution:

    1. Create a new directory called TEMP in a different location for ex: C:TEMP
    2. Now, Right click on My computer --> Properties --> Advanced --> click on Environment Variables.
    3. You should be having TEMP and TMP as variables under user variables section pointing to the C:Documents and Settingsuser_nameLocal SettingsTemp path.
    4. Edit the TEMP and TMP variables and mention C:TEMP in the variable value.
    5. Deinstall and re-install OBIEE 11g.

Good luck!