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I am attemping to install Oracle 19c on Windows 10 64 bit. No Oracle products have ever been installed on this machine. When I run setup.exe the cmd window launches, then the splash screen and then the installer window comes up but never populated. It just has the processing cursor. Doesnt matter how long I wait, nothing happens.

The OracleRemExecServiceV2 is installed and running. It was left behind by killing the install. I removed it, rebooted and tried the install again with the same results.

So far I have done the following:

  1. Removed the OracleRemExecServiceV2 service.
  2. Full registy search (not whole word) for oracle returned the usual suspects: Microsoft .Net, ODBC, OLE DB, SQL Server and Visual Studio clients.
  3. Using bash in /mnt/c, find . -iname "oracle" which found the setup directory, the InstallActions directory and the aforementioned client assemblies.

So, to the logs. Early, there is a warning which seems to be corrected.

    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:15:00] Opening bean stores from which the beans can be loaded
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:15:00] Loading beanstore from a given input stream
    WARNING:  [27-Dec-2021 22:15:00] Unable to create xml tag for the key:CommonProgramFiles(x86)
    WARNING:  [27-Dec-2021 22:15:00] Unable to create xml tag for the key:ProgramFiles(x86)
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:15:00] Translating external format into raw format 
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:15:00] Loaded BeanStore using the flow data defaults
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:15:00] No global condition definition found.
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:15:00] Building the flow graph

At the end of the log, when all preparation is complete (all background tasks are complete) the installer starts.

    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:15:00] Waiting for completion of background operations
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:15:00] Completed background operations
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:15:00] Validating view at state <supportedOSCheck>
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:15:00] Completed validating view at state <supportedOSCheck>
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:15:00] Validating state <supportedOSCheck>
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:15:00] Verifying target environment...
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:15:00] Checking whether the IP address of the localhost could be determined...
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:23:38] Pause Oracle Database 19c Installer
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:23:42] Resume Oracle Database 19c Installer
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:26:04] Pause Oracle Database 19c Installer
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:26:06] Resume Oracle Database 19c Installer
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:26:06] Adding ExitStatus USER_CANCELLED_INSTALL to the exit status set
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:26:06] Finding the most appropriate exit status for the current application
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:26:06] The inventory does not exist, but the location of the inventory is known: C:\Program Files\Oracle\Inventory
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:26:06] Finding the most appropriate exit status for the current application
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:26:06] Exit Status is -4
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:26:06] Shutdown Oracle Database 19c Installer
    INFO:  [27-Dec-2021 22:26:06] Unloading Setup Driver

You can see the gap from 22:15 to 22:23 until I killed it.

Looking at the InstallActions folder, I found a InstallActions.out file that is 1.7GB. Inspecting that file reveals that all appears well, missing values are created, etc. Starting at line 380 we have

    [Worker 0] [ 2021-12-28 08:40:57.120 GMT ] [nativesystem.WindowsNative.Native]  Trying to open a named pipe
    [Worker 0] [ 2021-12-28 08:40:57.120 GMT ] [nativesystem.WindowsNative.Native]  About to open pipe
    [Worker 0] [ 2021-12-28 08:40:57.120 GMT ] [nativesystem.WindowsNative.Native]  calling create file for pipe \\GOANNA\pipe\srvmremotexecpipev2
    [Worker 0] [ 2021-12-28 08:41:57.133 GMT ] [nativesystem.WindowsNative.Native]  Local pipe failed (53), retry using local pipe notation
    [Worker 0] [ 2021-12-28 08:41:57.133 GMT ] [nativesystem.WindowsNative.Native]  calling create file for pipe \\.\pipe\srvmremotexecpipev2
    [Worker 0] [ 2021-12-28 08:41:57.133 GMT ] [nativesystem.WindowsNative.Native]  Created handle to Pipe 
    
    [Worker 0] [ 2021-12-28 08:41:57.133 GMT ] [nativesystem.WindowsNative.Native]  Pipe has connected, set the handle state
    [Worker 0] [ 2021-12-28 08:41:57.133 GMT ] [nativesystem.WindowsNative.Native]  Fill up the request message
    [Worker 0] [ 2021-12-28 08:41:57.133 GMT ] [nativesystem.WindowsNative.Native]  Finish filling up the request message
    [Worker 0] [ 2021-12-28 08:41:57.133 GMT ] [nativesystem.WindowsNative.Native]  Sending a message to the pipe server. Total bytes to write=18528
    [Worker 0] [ 2021-12-28 08:41:57.134 GMT ] [nativesystem.WindowsNative.Native]  After call to WriteFile. totalWritten=18528, cbWritten=18528
    [Worker 0] [ 2021-12-28 08:41:57.134 GMT ] [nativesystem.WindowsNative.Native]  Reading from the pipe

followed by about 17 million identical rows,

    [Worker 0] [ 2021-12-28 08:mm:ss.nnn GMT ] [nativesystem.WindowsNative.Native]  Reading from the pipe

I have no idea where to go next. InstallActions.err is empty.

This is my first question. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • I remember a similar problem, but I don't think it was on Windows, where the cause was the numlock key. T h i s i s n o t a j o k e. Dec 28, 2021 at 12:28
  • Regarding "Checking whether the IP address of the localhost could be determined", do you have the host name and its IP address in the hosts file? C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc is where it's hidden. Dec 28, 2021 at 13:25
  • @Gerard H. Pille Neither of those had any effect. I also tried with Defender and vpn turned off. No luck.
    – stumit
    Dec 28, 2021 at 18:59
  • Does any body suspect a pre-install a version of Java might help?
    – stumit
    Dec 28, 2021 at 19:00
  • Java is of no use, the installer contains its own version. None of your directories contains spaces or special characters? Eg. "Oracle 19". Dec 28, 2021 at 19:03

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If you are seeing "Reading from the pipe" messages in ...\Inventory\logs OUT files then, login Windows with an admin account and run the services called "Server" and "Workstation".

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I had this problem also. I was logged in as admin and restarted the Server and Workstation services. It did not help.

What ultimately worked for me was I disabled ALL my network adapters, and reran the install. The change was near immediate, and there were no further issues.

I do not know why it worked, I just saw someone else post a similar solution on another site and tried it.

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