This is a short script with notices about the employment of the 11gR2 patch set 2 (aka 18.104.22.168) oracle fat client on windows x64. That is, saying fat client, I’m talking about the classic client side software collection, featuring
oci.dll at most as well as other
java and the like things.
I’m definitely not talking about the instant client stuff invented with oracle releases 10g or so.
I already have a running 22.214.171.124 oracle fat client around, such that I’m discussing an update here but quite a lot of information will also be interesting iff you’re planning a fresh installation of the 126.96.36.199 oracle fat client.
Finally, the deployment platform in question is windows 7 x64, which takes importance when examining the different patching strategies that oracle does meanwhile run for *ux (PSU/CSU) and win (none such) plattforms. Let’s get started.
Downloading the necessary files