Oracle Database 11g R2 Minimum Requirements (windows)


Database Version: gRelease 2 (11.2)for Microsoft Windows (32-Bit)

Hardware Requirements

Requirement Minimum Value

Physical memory (RAM)

  • GB minimum

  • Virtual memory

    Double the amount of RAM

    Disk space

    Total: 5.35 GB

    SeeTable 2for details.

    Processor Type

    Intel (x86), AMD64, and Intel EM64T

    Video adapter

    56 colors

    Screen Resolution

  • 024 X 768 minimum

  • Space Requirements

    Installation Type TEMP Space C:\Program Files\Oracle Oracle Home Datafiles * Total

    Typical Install

    00 MB

    .0 MB

    .4 GB

  • .9 GB

  • .79 GB

    Software Requirements

    Requirement Value

    Operating System

    Oracle Database for 32-bit Windows is supported on the following operating systems:

    • Windows Server 2003 – all editions

    • Windows Server 2003 R2 – all editions

    • Windows XP Professional

    • Windows Vista – Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions

    • Windows Server 2008 – Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Web, and Foundation editions. The Server Core option is not supported.

      Note:Check My Oracle Support (formerly OracleMetaLink) for more information about Hyper-V support.

    • Windows 7 – Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions

    Windows Multilingual User Interface Pack is supported.


    Pro*Cobol has been tested and certified with Net Express 5.0.

    The following components are supported with the Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2005 8.0, Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2008 9.0, and Intel 10.1 C compilers:

    • Oracle Call Interface

    • External callouts

    • Pro*C/C++

    • XDK

    Oracle C++ Call Interface is supported with

    • Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2005 8.0

    • Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2008 9.0 – OCCI libraries are installed underORACLE_HOME\oci\lib\msvc\vc9. When developing OCCI applications with MSVC++ 9.0, ensure that the OCCI libraries are correctly selected from this directory for linking and executing.

    • Intel 10.1 C++ compiler with Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2005 STLs.

    Network Protocol

    The Oracle Net foundation layer uses Oracle protocol support to communicate with the following industry-standard network protocols:

    • TCP/IP

    • TCP/IP with SSL

    • Named Pipes

    Oracle Database Client

    If you plan to connect to Oracle Database 11gRelease 2 (11.2) from a release of Oracle Database Client that is earlier than 11gRelease 2 (11.2), the following conditions apply:

    • Oracle Database Client is version or higher. See Note 207303.1 on My Oracle Support (formerly OracleMetaLink) for more details and up to date information.

    • If the earlier Oracle Database Client is running on the same computer as Oracle Database 11gRelease 2 (11.2), a bequeath connection cannot be used.

    Oracle recommends upgrading Oracle Database Client to the latest patchset (,, or later). You can download the patchset from the Patches and Updates section of My Oracle Support (formerly OracleMetaLink) at


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