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PeopleTools 8.56: How to Install PeopleTools 8.56

Oracle finally released the latest version of PeopleTools i.e. PeopleTools 8.56 on June 90, 2017. The biggest feature of PeopleTools 8.56 is Elasticsearch, which was released ahead of schedule in PeopleTools 8.55.11 itself. Apart from Elasticsearch, there are some nice features likes Classic+, which we’ll explore in upcoming posts. This post is to help you install PeopleTools 8.56 on Windows Platform.

Step1: Download PeopleTools 8.56

PeopleTools 8.56 setup files are available for download from Oracle’s edelivery site now. After selecting the platform you can download the 4 separate disks for PeopleTools 8.56.

download peopletools 8.56


Download these files and save them in a directory. Let’s first explore doing the native install without using the DPK (use the files shown below).

Unzip PeopleTools 8.56



Step 2: Unzip setup files

Unzip all the 4 setup files into the same directory.

Unzip all 4 PeopleTools 8.56 setup files

Step3: Installing PeopleTools 8.56

Navigate to Disk1\InsData and run the installPeopleTools.exe to invoke the PeopleTools Installer. You may notice that it has a new name now “installPeopleTools.exe” instead of usual “setup.exe.”

Run the setup.exe

Run setup of PeopleTools 8.56










Installation will start.

InstallAnywhere is preparing to install

Click ‘Next.’ You’ll notice that it is installing PeopleTools 8.56.01

Installation of PeopleTools 8.56.01

Accept the license agreement.

license agreement for peopletools 8.56

Select the database platform. Notice that it is also a newer option in PeopleTools 8.56, which was not there earlier.

select database platform for peopletools 8.56

Select the database platform. Default option is ‘Non Unicode’.


select unicode or non unicode platform

Select the components you want to install. Based on the selection made here, associated files will be generated in the install directory.

select peopletools components to be installed

Enter the path of the directory where you want to install PeopleTools.

select install folder for peopletools 8.56


Next you will be asked to provide connectivity program directory. For Oracle database it would be the path for Oracle 64 bit bin directory.

peopletools 8.56 location of database connectivity software

Select if you wish to install PeopleTools icons.

Install PeopleTools icons

Provide the name for the Program group folder.

provide program group folder name for peopletools icons

Click ‘Next’ for Environment Management details.

PS EMHUB details

Click ‘Next’ again.

peopletools 8.56 select features

Review the settings and click ‘Install’

review peopletools install settings

Installation will begin

install peopletools 8.56

successful install of peopletools 8.56

PeopleTools 8.56 installation is finished now.

Strangely enough, I noticed two other things, which are a departure from previous installs of PeopleTools versions. It did not ask me to provide PeopleTools 8.56 license key and also it did not ask me to provide the email address.

Check the PeopleTools installation log for any errors. It is located in <PS_HOME> and the name is like PeopleTools_Install_mm_dd_yyyy_hh_mm_ss.log . PeopleTools File Server Size was 5.85 GB in my case and is almost half the size of previous and recent PeopleTools releases.

Apurva Tripathi

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  • sahil says:

    HI Apurva,
    What does the last 4 zip files will contain?

  • Antonio Gomez says:

    HI Apurva,
    If I need to perform the same installation with the DPK, what option I need to choose?
    psft-dpk-setup.bat –env_type midtier –deploy_only
    psft-dpk-setup.bat –env_type midtier –domain_type all
    other options.

  • Melanie says:

    Whats the difference between the regular tools upgrade and using the bottom 4 options with the DPK? When would I use the DPK install?

  • Radha says:

    Hi Apurva,

    I am Radha and new to peoplesoft admin, i want to learn peoplesoft administrator, could you please me do you have any videos or documents for PUM,DPK, Upgrade like peopletools ( 8.5.5 to latest version) or peoplesoft application.

    This is my email id :, please send me any urls to download the videos.

    Please please help me sir.


  • Rahul Verma says:

    I have downloaded version 8.58, its a nightmare, there is no installation exe just bat files. Its 6 gb and I have no idea how to install please somebody help meeeeeeeeeeee

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