Steps on how to install OBIEE on Windows.
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Version 10.1.3.3, 10.1.3.4, Rev. J requires Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 1.5.x. On IBM AIX, the version of JDK must be J2RE 1.5.0 IBM AIX build pap32devifx-20060310 (SR1) or higher.
Java 1.6 is not 100% backwards compatible with Java 1.5, and Replication uses functionality that’s in Java 1.5 and does not work the same way in Java 1.6. So running 1.6 will likely break charts, PDF and Webcat Replication.
For example, If the Oracle BI Server is to access an Oracle Database, install the Oracle 10g client. If the Oracle BI Server is to access MS SQL Server database, install Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC).
Under Windows 2003 and Windows XP operating systems, DEP (Data Execution Prevention) is turned on by default for all Windows programs and services. Before you run the Oracle BI Infrastructure installer, turn off the Data Execution Prevention setting for all programs. To change the Data Execution Prevention setting (Windows 2003 and XP only) :
If you plan to install the Oracle BI Server and Oracle BI Presentation Services on two separate machines, read this article before selecting the component that you want : Installing Oracle BI Components on Different Machines
When running the installer, you will get this message:
Oracle Business Intelligence is not supported on this Windows version. Oracle Business Intelligence is only supported on Windows XP x86, Windows 2003 x86, Windows 2003 AMD64, Windows 2003 EM64T, Windows Vista x86, Windows Vista AMD64, Windows Vista EM64T, and Windows 2000 x86.
OBIEE is then not supported and you have no other choice that to cancel the installation.
To be able to start the installer, you have to use the compatibility functionality of Windows 7. And even when you use this possibility, you can get this error:
The installer is unable to run in graphical mode. Try running the installer with the -console or -silent flag
Below is the procedure that I follow and which works for me:
The InstallShield window appears and prompts you through each screen.
The instructions for a console mode installation are in the topic : Prompts for a Complete Oracle BI Installation (Windows) in Console Mode.
To view the help page for each screen, click Help.