Oracle Applications on Windows 7

My geek nature meant that I had to try Windows 7 Beta on at least one of my computers. I can’t say I was as down on Vista as most people who leave comments online, but 7 seems to be a great leap forward. I like it. Getting the apps to run on Windows 7 is very similar to getting them to run on Vista:

Internet Explorer and Firefox:

  1. Download and install the latest version of Java (such as Version 6, Update 11). You can get it here.
  2. Copy the file C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\client\jvm.dll to folder C:\Program Files\Oracle\Jinitiator 1.3.1.21\bin\hotspot. (Overwrite the existing jvm.dll.)
  3. In folder C:\Program Files\Oracle\Jinitiator 1.3.1.21\lib, rename “font.properties.zh.5” to “font.properties.zh.6” and “font.properties.zh.5.1” to “font.properties.zh.6.1”
  4. If you use multiple languages, use a text editor (such as Notepad) to open file “C:\Program Files\Oracle\Jinitiator 1.3.1.21\lib\font.properties”. Search for “\u5b8b\u4f53=SIMSUN.TTF” and change it to “\u5b8b\u4f53=SIMSUN.TTC”. This is an optional step

Internet Explorer:

Go to Tools> Internet Options> Advanced. Disable 3rd Party Extensions by unchecking as below:

Click the Compatibility Viewer button to the right of the address bar as below and follow the instructions:

(My thanks to Garry Martin, CTO of Fujitsu’s Microsoft Practice in the UK for this IE8 tip.)

You should be good.

Firefox:

  1. Go to C:\Program Files\Oracle\Jinitiator 1.3.1.21\bin. Find “NPJinit13121.dll” and copy it.
  2. Paste it into C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\.

Good luck!

3 comments to Oracle Applications on Windows 7

  • tetsu

    thanks! this worked great on windows 7 and Jinitiator 1.3.1.18! With OAS 9.0.4. I took care of the redraw issue on some forms with this:

    Control Panel > JInitiator
    Basic Tab
    In the runtime parameters, add this
    -Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true
    Apply, close

    also i downloaded this java runtime to use the jvm.dll

    http://www.oldapps.com/java.php?old_java=48

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  • Pradeep

    Thanks for sharing the info. Does this mean that if I am able to load and run Oracle Applications on Vista, I should be able to load it and run on Windows 7 without too much of a problem. One thing that I had noticed in Vista is that I would have to be on VPN for the very 1st time in order for the jinitiator to install even though I had logged in as an administrator and had started my browser as an Administrator. Once that first installation of jinitiator was done, I did not have problems from the next time onwards. Not sure if this would still be a restriction in Windows 7

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