Install Oracle 11 32/64 bit client on same machine?
Posted on 2010-08-18
Hello, I need to install both the 32/64 Oracle 11 client on a Windows 7 machine and I have followed these steps:
1. First installing the 32-bit version and custom installation with only the Client and ODP.Net option
2. Then installing the 64-bit version with the same options in a different directory
3. Adding the relevant TNS-file to the clients network/admin folder:
I can however not connect to a database and when I do a tnsping <instance> I get the following error:
Message 3511 not found; No message file for product=NETWORK, facility=TNSMessage
3512 not found; No message file for product=NETWORK, facility=TNSAttempting to
contact (DESCRIPTION = (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = tellurium.ascade.se)(P
ORT = 1521)) (CONNECT_DATA = (SERVER = DEDICATED) (SERVICE_NAME = tellurium1)))
Message 3509 not found; No message file for product=NETWORK, facility=TNS
From Google I have understood that this error might indicate a problem with the ORACLE_HOME and when I check the ORACLE_HOME registry key I can only see the 64-bit entries but no 32-bit?
All help is appreciated!