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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 (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.



January 12, 2009 - Posted by | OBIEE Install and Config | , , ,


  1. Hi Kumar,

    What is the default userid and password for admin at the logon screen after installing OBI??


    Comment by jagan tulasi | February 24, 2009

  2. Thanks Kumar. Your tips on compatibility program helped me get through the OBIEE install.

    Comment by Rafi | May 10, 2009

  3. Thanks for the post Kumar. It cleared my doubts.

    Comment by Devi | December 10, 2009

  4. userid: Administrator
    pw: blank/Administrator

    Comment by Ronak Shah | December 27, 2009

  5. Kumar,

    I was able to insall OBIEE in Windows 4 64 bit. But the problem I am facing is that ODBC connection i created is not working due to incompatibility issue. Did you also face the same.


    Comment by Amrita | January 12, 2010

  6. thanx maaan gr8 help

    Comment by Ahmed | February 10, 2010

  7. The default username/password is Administrator/Administrator

    Comment by Shankar | February 25, 2010

  8. Hi Kumar,

    Did you install this on the 64 bit version on Windows 7?


    Comment by Chris | March 3, 2010

  9. Yes, I installed it on a 64 bit version as well. Like in 32 bit version, I had to run it under compatible mode.

    Comment by Kumar Kambam | March 4, 2010

  10. If it is Apps it is Administrator/SADMIN

    Comment by Kumar Kambam | March 4, 2010

  11. Download MDAC and install it. That should solve the issue.

    Comment by Kumar Kambam | March 4, 2010

  12. When you installed on 64 bit, did you use Vista comptability and did you use IIS as the web server?

    Comment by Chris | March 5, 2010

  13. I used oc4j.

    Comment by Kumar Kambam | March 5, 2010

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