How to clone Oracle client and Oracle ODBC set up to another machine?

Posted on 2009-02-18
Last Modified: 2013-12-19
I have one server A, it has Oracle 9 client and Oracle ODBC driver installed. Now I need to install the identical Oracle client and Oracle ODBC driver on another machine B. What is the best strategy? One easy way I could think of is:
Copy these two directories in machine A to machine B:
C:\Program Files\Oracle

And export the registry setting in machine A to machine B (will this affect other registry settings in machine B?)

Is this a 100% correct solution? Is there anything missing here? Of course, I can find an Oracle 9i installation CD, but still a lot of work to do to copy registry settings, manually set up ODBC connections, etc. to machine B. I appreciate it if there is any easy and safe solution to just copy files from machine A to machine B.

Question by:heyday2004
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    Playing with windows registry is dicey unless you are expert.

    You can download Oracle drivers from Oracle site, and set up ODBC connection.

    I believe this will not take much time and safest way to do
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    My advice-  the tried and true best practice is to use the Oracle Installer on each client.  Remember you have environment variables and services required as well.

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