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When installing the Oracle Database Client 12c Release 2 software on a Windows client the user has the option to select an installation type. These are:

  1. Administrator
  2. RunTime
  3. InstantClient
  4. Custom

Each of these options will install various components depending on the installation type selected.

A list of items installed with each installation type can be found on Oracle's support site in the following document:

What Are The Different Oracle Client Components Installed With Different Installation Type In 12.1.0.x (Doc ID 1610994.1) (Oracle Support)

Note: A support login is required to access this document!

If the user decides to select the Custom installation type, he/she is presented with a selection screen containing the following components to select from:

  • Oracle SQLJ
  • Oracle Database Utilitîes
  • Oracle Java Client
  • SQL*Plus
  • Oracle JDBC/THIN Interfaces
  • Oracle Internet Directory Client
  • Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
  • Oracle Progammer
  • Oracle XML Development Kit
  • Oracle Advanced Security
  • OLAP Analytic Workspace Manager and Worksheet
  • Oracle Net
  • Oracle Connection Manager
  • Oracle Net Listener
  • Oracle Multimedia Client Option
  • Oracle ODBC Driver
  • Oracle Clusterware High Availability API
  • Oracle SQL Developer
  • Oracle Scheduler Agent
  • Oracle Services For Microsoft Transaction Server
  • Oracle Administrator Assistant for Windows
  • Oracle Provider for OLE DB
  • Oracle Data Provider for .NET
  • Oracle Providers for ASP.NET

In the Oracle Support Document I referenced, in the section for the installed components, there are a list of items that get installed for example for the Administrator client installation:

  • Sun JDK 1.6.0.37.0
  • oracle.swd.oui.core.min 12.1.0.1.0
  • Installer SDK Component 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle One-Off Patch Installer 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Universal Installer 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle USM Deconfiguration 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Configuration Manager Deconfiguration 10.3.1.0.0
  • Oracle Database Deconfiguration 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle RAC Deconfiguration 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle DBCA Deconfiguration 12.1.0.1.0
  • LDAP Required Support Files 12.1.0.1.0
  • SQL*Plus Files for Instant Client 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Bali Share 11.1.1.6.0
  • SSL Required Support Files for InstantClient 12.1.0.1.0
  • XDK Required Support Files 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Notification Service for Instant Client 12.1.0.1.0
  • RDBMS Required Support Files Runtime 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle SQL Developer 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Clusterware RDBMS Files 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle ODBC Driverfor Instant Client 12.1.0.1.0
  • RDBMS Required Support Files for Instant Client 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Globalization Support 12.1.0.1.0
  • Parser Generator Required Support Files 12.1.0.1.0
  • RDBMS Required Support Files 12.1.0.1.0
  • Precompiler Required Support Files 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle OLAP API 12.1.0.1.0
  • SQLJ Runtime 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle RAC Required Support Files-HAS 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Core XML Development Kit 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle XML Query 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle JDBC/OCI Instant Client 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Core Required Support Files for Core DB 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Core Required Support Files 12.1.0.1.0
  • Precompiler Common Files for Core 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Multimedia Client Option 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Globalization Support For Core 12.1.0.1.0
  • Secure Socket Layer 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Net Required Support Files 12.1.0.1.0
  • Deinstallation Tool 12.1.0.1.0
  • Expat libraries 2.0.1.0.2
  • Oracle Net Java Required Support Files 12.1.0.1.0
  • XML Parser for Java 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Security Developer Tools 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Wallet Manager 12.1.0.1.0
  • Cluster Verification Utility Common Files 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Clusterware High Availability API 12.1.0.1.0
  • Perl Modules 5.14.1.0.0
  • Installation Plugin Files 12.1.0.1.0
  • Platform Required Support Files 12.1.0.1.0
  • Buildtools Common Files 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle JFC Extended Windowing Toolkit 11.1.1.6.0
  • Oracle Help Share Library 11.1.1.6.0
  • Oracle Help for Java 11.1.1.6.0
  • Perl Interpreter 5.14.1.0.0
  • Oracle Extended Windowing Toolkit 11.1.1.6.0
  • Oracle Locale Builder 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Ice Browser 11.1.1.6.0
  • Oracle Globalization Support 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Java Layout Engine 11.0.0.0.0
  • Oracle Universal Connection Pool 12.1.0.1.0
  • HAS Common Files 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle JDBC/THIN Interfaces 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Instant Client 12.1.0.1.0
  • Required Support Files 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Java Client 12.1.0.1.0
  • Database Migration Assistant for Unicode 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Data Provider for .NET 12.1.0.1.0
  • PL/SQL Embedded Gateway 12.1.0.1.0
  • OLAP SQL Scripts 12.1.0.1.0
  • Database SQL Scripts 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle LDAP administration 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Providers for ASP.NET 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Notification Service 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Provider for OLE DB 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Administration Assistant for Windows 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle ODBC Driver 12.1.0.1.0
  • SQL*Plus 12.1.0.1.0
  • Installation Common Files 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Recovery Manager 12.1.0.1.0
  • Precompilers 12.1.0.1.0
  • PL/SQL 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle XML Development Kit 12.1.0.1.0
  • Precompiler Common Files 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Call Interface (OCI) 12.1.0.1.0
  • Assistant Common Files 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Database User Interface 11.0.0.0.0
  • Oracle Net 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Netca Client 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Advanced Security 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Database Utilities 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Internet Directory Client 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Programmer 12.1.0.1.0
  • OLAP Analytic Workspace Manager and Worksheet 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle SQLJ 12.1.0.1.0
  • Oracle Client 12c 12.1.0.1.0

As you may have noticed, the list of components to select from in the Custom installation type is much shorter than the list of items that actually get installed.

Or put differently: For each product component that a user selects in the Available Product Components screen in a "Custom" installation, multiple items (from the above list) will be installed in the background.

My Question

Is there a document/source/link that explains which items get installed when I click on an individual product component in the Custom installation type?

A document that nearly achieves this is:

12.1.0.2 client component description for windows (Doc ID 2126734.1)

Background

It makes a big difference in size if I select the "Administrator" (1.5 GB), the "InstantClient" (350 MB) or the "Runtime" (1.1 GB) installation type.

Keeping the client installation thin ("Custom") will have its advantages...

References

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Oracle Database Client 11g R2 Installation Types, which components?

This question asks for similar information, but is satisfied with the given unstructured listing of items found in the support document. I would prefer an association of the components selected to the actual items installed.

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    There is probably a bunch of pieces that have to be installed when a major feature is installed, and so the custom screen likely would not list the various pieces that are only needed for a particular feature, such as Oracle Services For Microsoft Transaction Server – Mark Stewart Nov 8 '18 at 21:57

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