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

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: client component description for windows (Doc ID 2126734.1)


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...


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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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