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I am trying to install the 10.2.0.1 client on a Windows 2000 server.  When I run the setup.exe, a DOS window opens then closes but the Oracle installer welcome doesn't show up.  When I look in the task manager, the javaw.exe is running, but no welcome screen.

Anyone have any ideas?
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by:Ivo Stoykov
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you probably have another version of oracle or some previously installed components.
There was problem with installer in 2000 and XP.
Use latest installer from oracle.
HTH
Ivo Stoykov
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I used the same client installer on 2 xp computers and it ran fine.
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I just used the installer on a windows 2000 pro and it worked fine.  I am pretty sure we never had any Oracle software installed on the server that I can't get the installer to run on.
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by:Ivo Stoykov
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check event logs and oracle install logs
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There are no oracle install logs that I have found.  The Oracle screen never even shows up.  I didn't see anything in the event logs.
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It should be checked by the 10.x OUI, but there were issues in the past when the screen resolution was to low (800x600?) and only 256 colors were available.
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In any case there should be some logfiles in the OUI program folder.
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I had a guy tell me that I needed to use this command line to get it to work on a Windows 2000 sp4 server:

install\setup.exe -J-Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true

 
That solved the problem.
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