Oracle’s latest PeopleSoft HCM Version 9.2 can be installed on a Windows 8 machine. The intend of this series is to provide you the details of the software that you would need to start installing PeopleSoft HCM 9.2 with PeopleTools 8.53 on a PC running on Windows 8.
Requirement: Application to be installed
We are going to install HCM 9.2 with PeopleTools 8.53 running on Oracle 11g R2.
Software Required to Install HCM 9.2 on PeopleTools 8.53 on Windows 8
Here is the list of software that you would need to install HCM 9.2 with PeopleTools8.53 running on Oracle 11g R2 and Windows 8.
Oracle Database 11g R2 for Windows (x64)
Oracle Database software is available for download in 2 parts from Oracle software download site. Files that needed to be downloaded are
Part1 – win64_11gR2_database_1of2.zip
Part2 – win64_11gR2_database_2of2.zip
Oracle Database 11g R2 Client for Windows (32-bit)
You would also need to download Oracle Client for Windows 32 bit. If you’re wondering that why do we need to install 32 bit client on Windows 8, which itself is a 64 bit OS – the answer is that PeopleTools development tools like PeopleSoft Application Designer and Datamover are still at 32-bit and need a 32-bit Oracle client to connect to a 64-bit database.
If you try to use 64-bit client to connect to 64 bit database, you will get this error while logging “Missing or invalid version of SQL Library PSORA (200,0)“.
Download Oracle 11g R2 Client for Windows (32-bit): win32_11gR2_client.zip
PeopleTools 8.53 can be downloaded for Oracle’s edelivery site i.e edelivery.oracle.com by choosing the correct platform i.e Windows 64-bit. Files that needs to be downloaded are:
PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.53 Disc 1 of 3
PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.53 Disc 2 of 3
PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.53 Disc 3 of 3
PeopleSoft HCM 9.2
Software to install HCM 9.2 is also available on edelivery.oracle.com. There is only single disk that needs to be downloaded.
PeopleSoft Human Capital Management 9.2
Tuxedo Software that is required for Application Server and Process Scheduler administration is also available on edelivery. Make sure you download the Version for Windows 64-bit.
Oracle Weblogic Server 10.3.6
Oracle WebLogic Server is required for installation of PeopleSoft Internet Architecture (PIA). There is a generic version of this software available for download on edelivery. File that needs to be downloaded is
JDK 64-bit for Windows 8
If you install the generic version of Oracle WebLogic Server on Windows 8, you will get error while installing PIA as PIA needs 64-bit installation of Oracle WebLogic Server. To install WebLogic in 64-bit mode, JDK 64-bit is required. After installing JDK, check the current java being used by running the command ‘java -version’ and confirm it points to 64-bit JDK.
Command line used to install Weblogic in 64-bit mode (assuming java is pointed to JDK 64-bit)
java -Xmx1024m -jar C:\PeopleSoft\9.2\Weblogic\V29856-01\wlsversion_generic.jar
Download JDK 64-bit for Windows 8 : jdk-7u17-windows-x64.exe
Once you download all the above listed software, you will have the tools to start installing PeopleSoft HCM 9.2 on Windows 8. Incase you face any issues, downloading the software, please let us know in the comment section.