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Oracle 11g step-by-step Installation Guide with Screenshots

[Oracle 11g Logo]This is a 16 step Oracle 11g installation guide that covers a typical installation scenario with screenshots.

Note: Since there are several screenshots of various Oracle installation steps on this page, I’ve shown only the thumbnails of the screenshot. Click on the individual thumbnail image to view the full-size screenshot of a particular Oracle installation step.

1. Select installation method

Following two installation methods are available:

  • Basic Installation – Choose this to perform the full Oracle Database 11g installation with standard configuration options. You can use only filesystem for storage in this option.
  • Advanced Installation – This gives your full control over the installation, including the ability to choose Automatic Storage Management. Select this option as shown below.

[Select Installation Method]
Fig – Select Installation Method (Click on the image to enlarge it)

2. Specify Inventory directory and credentials

Enter the following information:

  • Enter the inventory directory: /u01/app/oraInventory
  • Specify operating system group name: oinstall
[Specify Inventory Directory]
Fig – Specify Inventory directory and credentials (Click on the image to enlarge it)

3. Select Installation Type

Following three installation types are available:

  • Enterprise Edition – Select this option.
  • Standard Edition
  • Custom
[Select Installation Type]
Fig – Select Installation Type (Click on the image to enlarge it)

4. Specify Install Location

Enter the following information:

  • Oracle Base: /u01/app/oracle
  • Name: Oracle_Home
  • Path: /u01/app/oarcle/product/11.1.0
[Specify Install Location]
Fig – Select Install Location (Click on the image to enlarge it)

5. Product-Specific Prerequisite Checks

In this screen, the Installer verifies that your environment meets all of the minimum requirements for installing and configuring the products that you have chosen to install. You must manually verify and confirm the items that are flagged with warnings and items that require manual checks.

6. Select Configuration Option

Following three configuration options are available:

  • Create a Database – Select this option.
  • Configure Automatic Storage Management (ASM)
  • Install Software Only
[Select Configuration Option]
Fig – Select Configuration Option (Click on the image to enlarge it)

7. Select a Database Configuration

Following three database configuration options are available.

  • General Purpose/Transaction Processing – Select this option.
  • Data Warehouse
  • Advanced
[Select Database Configuration]
Fig – Select Database Configuration (Click on the image to enlarge it)

8. Specify Database Configuration

Enter the following information:

  • Global Database Name: devdb.example.com . An Oracle database is uniquely identified by a Global Database Name, typically of the form “name.domain”
  • SID: devdb

9. Specify Database Configuration Details

There are four different tabs in this screen as shown below:

  • Memory Tab
    • Select the check-box to Enable Automatic Memory Management
    • Drag the bar to allocate the memory. This will automatically allocate memory size for SGA and PGA depending on the total database memory allocated.
  • Character Sets Tab. Following three character set options are given in this tab.
    • Use the default
    • Use Unicode (AL32UTF8)
    • Choose from the list of character sets.  Select Database Character Set as Unicode standard UTF-8AL32UTF8 – Select this option.
  • Security Tab – Just leave the defaults in this tab.
  • Sample Schema Tab – Just leave the defaults in this tab.
[Specify Config Details for Memory]
Fig – Select Database Config Details with Memory Tab (Click on the image to enlarge it)

10. Select Database Management Option

Following two management options are available:

  • Use Grid Control for Database Management
    • Management Service: Choose an agent.
  • Use Database Control for Database Management- Select this option.
    • Select the check-box to Enable Email Notifications
    • Outgoing mail (SMTP) Server:
    • Email Address:
[Select DB Management Option]
Fig – Select Database Management Option (Click on the image to enlarge it)

11. Specify Database Storage Option

Following two storage options are available:

  • File System – Select this option.
    • Specify Database File location: /u01/app/oracle/oradata/
  • Automatic Storage Management. ASM simplifies database storage administration and optimizes database layout for I/O performance.

12. Specify Backup and Recovery Option

Enable automated backup as shown below. If you’ve configured ASM, you can choose to store the automated backups on ASM. If not, select File System option.

[Specify Backup Recovery Option]
Fig – Specify Backup and Recovery Options (Click on the image to enlarge it)

13. Specify database schema password

Enter the password for sys, system, sysman, dbsnmp schemas. You have the option of either using the same passwords or different password for all the accounts in this screen.

14. Privileged Operating System Groups

Enter the following information in this screen:

  • Database Administrator (OSDBA) Group: dba
  • Database Operator (OSOPER) Group: dba
  • ASM administrator (OSASM) Group: dba

15. Oracle Configuration Manager Registration

You can associate your configration information with your metalink account as shown below.

[Oracle Configuration Manager]
Fig – Oracle Configuration Manager Registration (Click on the image to enlarge it)

16. Final Summary Screen

This will display a summary of all the installation option you’ve selected so far. Click on Install to complete the installation.

[Install Summary Screen]
Fig – Installation Summary Screen (Click on the image to enlarge it)
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  • Swapnil July 27, 2009, 7:23 am

    it is a very nice step-by-step tutorial, I got stuck with character set problem when working on Oracle 11g Install for SOA Suite, Thanks.

  • harjot August 26, 2009, 2:17 am

    its very good for installation but i have a error : “ORA 12560 TNS ADAPTER protocol error” while creating Database. so can u plz tell me how to solve this error

  • U.Ravi Kumar December 3, 2009, 3:33 am

    Excellent step by step guide on installing Oracle 11g. Thanks a lot.

  • Anand December 15, 2009, 8:51 am


  • jothi January 18, 2010, 2:02 am

    Hi friends

    It’s a very good guide. After the installation , when i start the oracle, it ask me about the java.exe file location. I d’t know what is it ? anyone help me pls.


  • Rizwan Ranjha January 22, 2010, 6:19 am

    Hey, nice working guy, but I need some auto Installation method with a script or something that can help me to deploy on larg number of computers.

  • Brave Ali Khatri February 24, 2010, 12:26 am

    Hay Jothi,

    Click on SQL developer then click on Browse then give the java,exe location By default it is in Program file/java/jdk1.6/bin you need to install JDK .


    Bahadur ali

  • sanjeev akki March 6, 2010, 12:16 pm

    Hi All,

    I’m trying to install oracle 11g on windows7 Home edition.

    Oracle 11g installation is successful, but how should i connect to oracle.

    In oracle9i we used Scott as username and tiger as password.
    which username and password should be used to log in to oracle11g.
    it is also asking me to certify by clicking on this.
    https:sanjeev-pc:1158em link
    But when i click on this link
    It will re-direct me to this page…

    Please let me know what should i do?

    I followed the steps mentioned in the link mentioned below


  • abhishek March 6, 2010, 1:17 pm

    please ,help me to install the orcale 11 g for home client there show the
    java.exe path…. plz help me how i provide it.

  • lugad March 19, 2010, 8:56 am

    Hi everybody i am newly certified oracle OCA, planning to soon OCP soon Iam lacking practical side as i did this course in Africa. Therefore what would advice me to do? Iam thinking going to India for three Months in order to get more practical then words, I also need help a good institute in india specially in Hyderbad.

  • amol March 26, 2010, 3:18 pm

    i have install oracal11g in my PC . setup gets finish properly but while opening SQL dlevepor , it ask the ( JAVA.EXE path) i cant find it plz help me .

  • Baloch April 26, 2010, 12:12 am

    Perfect job

  • Amit Thawait May 8, 2010, 8:54 pm

    Its awesome. Really helpful.

  • srinivas June 5, 2010, 1:48 pm

    thankyou very much.

  • rakesh June 18, 2010, 6:13 am

    hey amol you have to install java jdk 6.0 in your machine
    then browse the file.
    it will be in program files in windows. as of now i did not start oracle in linux. when i do it i’ll let you know.
    if anyone else know the solution please mention

  • Abdullah July 19, 2010, 7:00 am

    hi all
    my comments are below
    i want to learn oracle 11g but i also don’t know about the Recovery Methods
    as well in oracle 10g pls send me the full details in my email thank you

    With Kind Regards,
    Abdullah Salimi

  • Abdullah July 19, 2010, 7:05 am

    Respected Sir,
    Please help me to install oracle 11g in home client
    please send me the details method in my mentioned email
    my emil address is … i shall be very thankful to you for this kindness
    Best Regards,
    Abdullah Salimi

  • vinoth August 2, 2010, 8:26 am

    good work man……………keep it up.

  • Simran August 20, 2010, 6:30 pm

    Very helpful.Complete step by step procedure.Thanks for posting.

  • sundeep patel August 27, 2010, 8:18 am

    very cool. easy understanding

  • Abhishek Kumar September 15, 2010, 5:37 am


  • Hafiz September 27, 2010, 10:11 am

    hello thanks it really helped me ………… but i have problem in installation of the oracle 11g form ( developer ) please post it here too or send me the link where its method is shown thanks

  • subrata satapathy September 28, 2010, 11:12 pm

    sir,i installed oracle11g on my windows7 64bit computer successfully.But i forgot to copy the database control url(isql plus url).Now how can i find out the url to connect toisql plus.Please help.

  • raju October 10, 2010, 11:50 am

    after installing .. while entering user/password it shows that the access is locked… then wt to do?

  • uwafoo October 18, 2010, 10:06 pm

    After installing oracle Developer, I try to enter user/password it shows that the access is locked, what do I have to do next to be able to use Sql


  • abrar khan imdad khan December 22, 2010, 2:14 am

    Sir how to install sunsolaris. and oracle software

  • William Saw December 23, 2010, 10:32 pm

    I am installing Oracle 11gR2 at HP-UX 11.31 Itanium. Installation location is on Netapp NFS volume. During the creation stage, I encounter below issue:

    ORA-27054: NFS file system where the file is created or resides is not mounted with correct options

    I have tried various mount option but still the same.

  • Danica January 1, 2011, 4:50 pm

    Hi Guys
    I installed oracle 11g, when I started the Cmd under appl development :SQL Plus, it is asking user name and pw, but while installing , I remember that it asked me only password twice, hot to log in, how to get user id? scott, tiger is locked (os:vista homepremium, hp laptop, oracle 11g)
    You will be greatly appreciated for the help

  • Sridhar January 24, 2011, 12:27 pm

    Thanks a lot ! This was very useful.

  • behrooz January 29, 2011, 12:02 pm

    Very helpful !Thanks a lot

  • Shaik Mohsin Ahmed March 2, 2011, 8:59 am

    very nice job.

    could you pls send me the information regarding the table spacing
    and migrating 9i to 11g database

    Thnks & Rgds,

  • Vaibhav March 8, 2011, 3:35 am

    Thanks buddy it helped me alot. i just got tired doin it myself again and again….

  • Mahe March 11, 2011, 2:56 am

    Good morning fellow DBA,
    pls i just wanna know three things about oracle software installation on three different operating system such as vista, xp, 7. why the conflict when using one oracle software with different OS. THANK U.

  • dhanunjay April 14, 2011, 5:19 am

    This is very wonderful for us to give the installation procedure thus every one can follow the procedure very easily and in quick manner.

  • ace April 20, 2011, 8:18 pm

    Thank you for the guide. I followed all steps, however, the installation window closes as soon as I hit the Install button. Any suggestions??

  • Arbind Negi May 18, 2011, 1:21 am

    HI All,

    i have install oracle 11g on my laptop. it was successfully install. when i am browsing the java.exe path from my jdk folder it does nothing. any one kanow about this problem please let me know

  • pavithra June 1, 2011, 2:44 am

    i was installed oracle-11g.but its showing account is locked…..plz any one reply me what should i do……..

  • Hussein June 5, 2011, 7:52 am

    Is there any solution for installing oracle-11g on windows server 2008 32bit with domain controller ???
    I want solution other than delete the domain controller
    pleaaaaaaaze help meeeeeeeee

  • Hassan June 20, 2011, 6:47 am

    This is realy very nice

  • Thomas July 1, 2011, 7:25 am


    We tried to install Oracle 11g onto our domain controller, and we get the error message: ORA-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error. Really not sure what to do with this, we’ve tried it a few times but it always gets stuck just after it copies the files onto the conputer. Any help would be really appreiciated! (Btw, trying to install it onto a 2008 server if that makes any differemce!)

  • Paras July 6, 2011, 4:41 am

    i tried install to this method but got some error like system requirement.

  • Anonymous July 26, 2011, 9:46 pm

    This is beautiful guide really good> Thanks

  • Nitin August 6, 2011, 12:30 pm

    Nice one ….good job…..well done

  • stefan August 6, 2011, 1:54 pm

    very well done tutorial

  • vijay August 16, 2011, 7:37 am

    can any one tell how to create edit buffer for oracle 10g express edition

  • Ashwin August 20, 2011, 8:07 am


    We tried to install Oracle 11g onto our domain controller, and we get the error message: ORA-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error. Really not sure what to do with this, we’ve tried it a few times but it always gets stuck just after it copies the files onto the conputer. Any help would be really appreiciated!

  • Ashwin August 20, 2011, 8:10 am


    We tried to install Oracle 11g onto our domain controller, and we get the error message: ORA-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error. Really not sure what to do with this, we’ve tried it a few times but it always gets stuck just after it copies the files onto the conputer. In sql developer it also says network adapter could not establish the connection Vendor Code:20.I really can’t understand this.Any help would be really appreiciated!.

  • Ashok Kumar September 10, 2011, 3:27 pm

    Hi All.

    I have tried to install Oracle 10g on windows 7. I got the error message TNS access denied and even for 11g also i got the same error. Can some one please let me know what needs to be done. Please assistance.

    and even how to install 11g on ubuntu please share the knowledge. Thanks in advance.

    Ashok Kumar

  • ganesh kangane September 16, 2011, 3:06 am


    We tried to install Oracle 11g onto our domain controller, and we get the error message: ORA-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error. Really not sure what to do with this, we’ve tried it a few times but it always gets stuck just after it copies the files onto the conputer. Any help would be really appreiciated!

  • boddeti janardhan September 22, 2011, 6:08 am

    It is very good have this kind of material

  • chinni krishna October 30, 2011, 12:48 pm

    well done good job.

  • Aneeta November 7, 2011, 10:36 am

    Excellent article. Does anyone know some website that i can self-teach myself Oracle DBA 11g? I had found one a year ago but cannot find it now.

    Will appreciate your assistance.

  • Dehan November 13, 2011, 4:01 am

    can any one tell how to create professional database in Linux (DB Size 16 GB)
    what kind of things i will consider

  • vinod November 15, 2011, 11:38 pm


    Very nice HowTo …I tried Installing 10g the same way on solaris SPARC 64 & all sees well except that the Enterprice Manager fails to start…
    Please let me know where to look for to get the EM up.

    SQL> Disconnected from Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release – 64bit Production
    With the Partitioning, OLAP and Data Mining options
    bash-3.00$ emctl start dbconsole
    Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Database Control Release
    Copyright (c) 1996, 2005 Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ps: unknown output format: -o cmd
    ps: illegal option — cols
    usage: ps [ -aAdeflcjLPyZ ] [ -o format ] [ -t termlist ]
    [ -u userlist ] [ -U userlist ] [ -G grouplist ]
    [ -p proclist ] [ -g pgrplist ] [ -s sidlist ] [ -z zonelist ]
    ‘format’ is one or more of:
    user ruser group rgroup uid ruid gid rgid pid ppid pgid sid taskid ctid
    pri opri pcpu pmem vsz rss osz nice class time etime stime zone zoneid
    f s c lwp nlwp psr tty addr wchan fname comm args projid project pset
    Starting Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Database Control ………………………………………………………………………………… failed.
    Logs are generated in directory /export/oracle/product/10.2.0/Db_1/b-zone.dikshapraya.blr_orcl/sysman/log

  • Gabriela November 22, 2011, 1:47 pm

    Hi guys,

    During installation, if they have seen the error ORA-12560, should verify the configuration of the Oracle instance you want to connect, try the following:

    set ORACLE_SID=

    and then try again. If this works then consider whether to make the change permanent by specifying it as a system variable.

    Go to command prompt

    C:\Document and settings\ORANGE> cd\
    C:\> set oracle_sid=
    e.g C:\> set oracle_sid= {press enter}
    C:\> sqlplus /nolog {press enter}
    sql:\>connect sys/sys as sysdba {press enter} it cant ask for password directly connected
    sql:\>connect sys as sysdba {press enter}
    password : sys {press enter}
    sql:\> connected
    sql:\> connect scott {press enter}
    Enter password :tiger {press enter}
    sql:\> connected
    sql:\> connect system {press enter}
    Enter password :manager {press enter}
    sql:\> connected

  • Prashanth S Nilekani November 24, 2011, 6:43 am

    it is nice to use….. i really satisfied…

  • thika subber December 9, 2011, 11:00 am

    thank you vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvery much i’m thika from iraq
    so much clearly

  • swapna January 9, 2012, 11:08 pm

    from wer i can download this setup.

  • Kwesi January 20, 2012, 2:14 am

    am new at using Oracle. thanks guys i came here for one reason, but i have really learnt a lot.
    keep up the good work.

  • Amar January 25, 2012, 12:30 pm

    m having problem of TNS protocol error in oracle 10g…
    i hav tried all pssble wayzzz for fixing this problem bt its still the same…
    plz help me gyuzzz

  • satya March 8, 2012, 9:58 am


    i dont’ know oracle11g default username and password, please tell me other than scott and tiger.
    please send me ur answers any thing

  • Sadashiv March 12, 2012, 5:53 am

    Sir I am new to this field so please can you send me some oracle form and report tutorial links so that I will go through it.

    Thanks and Regards-

  • Sankara Rao April 8, 2012, 1:48 pm

    HI Guys,
    It is Good installation Guide and step-By-step screen shorts are very cleared

    Thanks and Regards

  • Sharad April 9, 2012, 9:58 am

    Sorry for stupid question…..for which OS is this tutorial for?

  • anik April 24, 2012, 8:07 am

    Excellent step by step guide on installing Oracle 11g. Thanks a lot.

  • khan May 8, 2012, 9:49 am

    i am getting ‘tns-prorocol adapter error’ after entering username and password in sql plus…i have oracle 11g version…
    thanks n regards

  • gbenga May 24, 2012, 6:32 am

    while installing i encountered an error msg @ 89% dat the dbca can not start the db control console and after completion cannot find the oracle-OraDB11g_home1 in the program file.

  • venky June 8, 2012, 12:05 am

    thnk uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu sooooooooooo much sirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Preity June 21, 2012, 11:15 am

    Awesome!!! it helped me alot ………….thanku so much:-):-)

  • chandu July 10, 2012, 10:53 am

    m having problem of TNS protocol error in oracle 10g…
    i hav tried all pssble wayzzz for fixing this problem bt its still the same…
    plz help me gyuzzz

  • Anonymous July 15, 2012, 6:41 am

    where i get software free for oracle11g

  • Akbar July 20, 2012, 12:33 am

    Please let me know whats the URL to install Oracle 11g for windows XP 32 bit …
    Akbar Hussain

  • Punnit August 20, 2012, 1:35 pm

    Hi All,

    Need your help guys…
    I have installed oracle 11g on windows 7, everything is working fine… Rite now I am just facing 1 problem and i.e. as follows…..

    When I login my username and password in SQL PLUS that time I am getting an error of ora-01017: invalid username/password: logon denied.

    Actually the problem is I am able to enter the username, but when it comes to password I am just not able to type my password…. (It doesnot take any input while entering the password, it remains blank even if I type the password). I am not exactly understanding what the problem is…

    Rite now I have JDK 6.0 installed on my PC… Is it a java problem..??? Should I install a higher update of java.. (18, 27 or 31).. I am not understanding the root cause of this problem… Plz help me…


  • Anonymous August 22, 2012, 4:36 am

    Actually the password section doesn’t show any thing while we type. It is just like that and not a problem with the installation or java version.

  • Punnit August 22, 2012, 10:04 am


    Thanks for the reply… Bt the problem is that, I am getting an error… ora-01017: invalid username/password: logon denied and I have entered the username as sysdba and also entered correct password which i had set at the time of installation….

    So can u help me with what exactly i am missing.. is it that I am using some wrong username…???? Any suggestions or help will be appreciated….



  • Abhinav ray September 8, 2012, 11:39 pm

    Please sir give step by step instillation guide……

    How to install oracle-11gR2 in redhat 6.0 …

  • Adeel September 9, 2012, 2:16 am

    Very Helpful and time saving

  • venkatesh November 19, 2012, 11:29 pm

    how to open editor in oracle 11g ,if anybody knows please help me

  • PANHA December 20, 2012, 1:55 am

    Very good ! easy to understand .

  • guhan March 22, 2013, 7:01 am

    can I work sql commands in this?

  • yashu May 5, 2013, 7:59 pm

    can we use oracle 11g with dot net as a front end

  • Rahamad June 27, 2013, 2:22 pm

    TNS :invalid argument…………….error I m getting whe I wanted to connect to sql plus.
    please help me
    one more error: Unable to fiend java virtual machine……when I tried to connect Oracle SQL developer

  • Karthik July 19, 2013, 9:53 am

    Nice work dude

  • rahima July 30, 2013, 8:12 pm

    nice solution……………….

  • murali thilak dasa August 20, 2013, 6:26 am

    how to install the oracle 11g version. i dont know how to start the process. any one please tell me the process how to install the oracle 11g steps

  • krishna December 9, 2013, 1:35 pm

    which operating system is best for practice?

  • S A Patel December 14, 2013, 4:14 am

    Thanks and regards,

  • vinod kumar December 17, 2013, 10:24 pm

    can you provide installation grid in oracle 10g in windows xp 32 bit

  • hemanth January 3, 2014, 3:55 pm

    hi friends,after installation of Oracle11g in windows7 my laptop became very very slow.what will i do for getting fast and please give the reply of which OS is the best for practicing?

  • Guutuu January 16, 2014, 10:30 am

    Good and Best!!!

  • sangam February 19, 2014, 10:45 am

    plz send my email id oracle id and password!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • madhumita ghosh March 16, 2014, 4:36 am

    i tried to install oracle 11g express edition but i am facing a problem while installing it..

    during “checking for system requirements”
    1)checking operating system requirements— succeeded
    2)checking administrator privileges for current logged in user— succeeded
    3)”checking for oracle XE service instance—-FAILED”

    IT SAYS oracle service XE is found on system. 🙁

    what to do?? Please reply

  • shashi June 10, 2014, 10:02 pm

    Thanks a lot, very informative.

  • D.Lingamurthy July 17, 2014, 5:23 am

    Your presentation is excellent

  • Taimoor November 18, 2014, 7:15 am

    I am face problem to run this program on the window 8.1. Please tell me the slution about this tool.

  • dharmendra January 29, 2015, 9:51 am

    Dear Frnds,
    Kindly suggest to me better GUI/Editor in Oracle 11g

  • Mayur February 14, 2015, 12:05 am

    Need to setup Oracle 11g rman on Linux. Can anyone guide me , What softwares apart need to be downloaded along with the installation steps?

    I have already downloaded oracle 11g software from oracle website.

  • arvind kumar choudhary March 27, 2015, 5:40 am

    Excellent step by step guide on installing Oracle 11g. Thanks a lot.

  • bb boy April 12, 2015, 2:09 am

    thanks very mush sir. but I have problem connecting my OMEGA POS with oracle I have installed every thing but the omega could not work do to bad configuration please sir I will be very glad if u can help me out of this thanks..

  • karthick April 23, 2015, 1:00 am


    I want to install oracle 11g release 2 64 bit advanced instillation

    Can you help me out

  • danpep September 4, 2015, 9:27 am

    Install 11g on linux using windows operating system

  • Sabbir Jaman September 30, 2015, 4:19 am

    Thanks Sir,
    For this tutorial ..i learn this installation step by step.

  • Kate February 16, 2016, 11:11 am

    Thanks very much it was very helpful