OBIEE on Windows 7 beta 32 bits
I was reading the initial reviews of Windows 7 and how good it is and so on when it said somewhere that Microsoft is going to release the beta version for general public to try on Friday. I immediately wanted to get my hands on it for not to see how it works, but out of curiosity to see if, Windows 7 can tango with OBIEE 10.1.3.4 (the latest and greatest). Well, after all someone had to do it!
After the usual Microsoft fiasco, I was finally able to download both the 32 bits and 64 bits of Windows 7.
Upon successful installation of Windows 7 32 bits, I could not wait to install the Java SDK and launch the setup.exe. Soon after, I was hit with a disappointment – Oracle Business Intelligence is not supported on this Windows version. After all, Windows 7 is a leaner and meaner Vista….
Yes, after all Windows 7 is a leaner and meaner Vista, so I tried to install it in compatibility mode.
Right click on “setup.exe”. In the setup properties, click on “Change settings for all users” the in the new window, check the check box “Run the program in compatibility mode for” and choose Windows Vista in the drop down.
Click ok and start setup.exe after the usual selections and wait at 100% forever, I was presented with the following screens.
Now to see if the components have started….
Oc4j seems to start…
Services seem to start…
The connection to presentation services was successful
The log on was successful and the dashboards and answers were working just fine.
OBIEE seems to work just fine on Windows 7 Beta build 7000 32 bits. I would not really expect a true supported version of OBIEE until after the official release of Windows 7.
I will install Windows 7 64 bits later to “test” OBIEE on it and will let you know its outcome.