So I had a new brilliant idea. “Why don’t I install DB + OBIEE11g on a Win Sever 2008 (yes 64bit).”

Guess what? Again a really bad idea.

As it seems there is a bug, that Oracle will fix in the next release, which makes it impossible to start the AdminTool. At least one thing you can notice is the problem of mismaching between the dll existing on disk and the one in the registry. For starters you can try looking if you have a similar mismatch in your installation.

I’m looking in how it works with client 32bit, but not much hope for now. Will let you know when or if I succeed.

Anyway to wrap up for now if you are doing POC or Demos I warmly advice you to stick to a Windows Server (32bit) installation of this new wonder Oracle created.

So if you tried installing OBIEE11G in a similar environment I did (Linux 64bit) you have probably realized that it can be pretty hard work getting the AdminTool, out of an successful OBIEE11G installatiaion, to work. I need to admit I tried both Wine and Windows version solution and one step before I got it to work my dear VBox crashed. The crash was due to disk problems on my laptop, which costed me my Obiee installation (and thought me the importance of snapshots). You can imagine my rage when it happened.

Anyway, today while trying to install OBIEE11G on a SQL Server I realize that there was something new on the download page. As it seems Oracle released an install for theclient (only 32bit x86 architecture atm).

Hope this helps 🙂 Even those I was a bit upset when I saw it, since they could have released it before and save few days of my time, I was really glad they did at last.