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How to Install Oracle 32 bit Client on Windows 64 bit and avoid the error INS-30131

You may receive the following error when trying to install the Oracle Client 32-bit and 64-bit on the same Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) machine:

Installation of Oracle12c Release 1 Client 32-bit Failed: “[INS-30131] Initial Setup Required For The Execution Of Installer Validations Failed.

You may receive this error when trying to install the  Oracle Client 32-bit software after installing  or installing the Oracle Client 64-bit  software on the same Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) server or  vice versa.

oracle 32bit client installation error

Cause:

OracleRemExecService gets created during the installation of Oracle 32-bit or 64-bit client. This service is to perform any action on local and remote box . The 32 bit and 64 bit versions of this service are not compatible and hence, the error when trying to install the Oracle Client 32-bit software after installing the  Oracle Client 64-bit software or  vice versa.

Resolution:

Remove the OracleRemExecService before doing the Oracle Client 12c Release 1  32-bit or 64-bit installation on the same Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) server after installing the Oracle Client 64-bit or 32-bit software .

– Go to the  Windows Administrative Tools -> Services

– Stop OracleRemExecServiceV2

(This service is having a intelligence .Once someone tries to stop it this service gets deleted. This is due to the  fact ,that this service is not running  from the Oracle Home like other oracle services ,but from temp. For example : C:\Users\AppData\Local\Temp\\oraremservicev2\RemoteExecService.exe)

– Then try to install the Oracle Client 32-bit or  64-bit on the same Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) server as shown below:

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Apurva Tripathi
 

Apurva is a PeopleSoft consultant and a big advocate of everything PeopleSoft. He is also a technology enthusiast and loves learning and implementing newer and open source technologies. He spends his spare time updating this blog and likes to read books on self help and productivity.

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