After completing a client-only installation of the Oracle BI (OBIEE) tools on a 64-bit Windows 7 computer, people frequently report getting a “Configuration Error” dialog box every time they launch the Administration Tool.
This is what the dialog box looks like:
Hitting OK just closes the tool. There are no log files. You appear to be stuck.
Here is how you can resolve the problem:
Go to the
C:\Program Files\Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Plus Client\oraclebi\orahome\bifoundation\server\bin
Look for the bi_init.bat file. This is the file that is executed when you run the Administration Tool.
Make a copy (just in case!)
Open the bi_init.bat file Properties, go to the Security tab, and hit Edit. You want to give yourself Modify permissions to the file and hit OK.
Edit the bi_init.bat file.
Look for the line that begins “set ORACLE_INSTANCE=“
The issue is that the Administration Tool is looking for the directory
Even though by default ORACLE_INSTANCE is set to
C:\Program Files\Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Plus Client\oraclebi\orainst
and there is a
C:\Program Files\Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Plus Client\oraclebi\orainst\bifoundation\OracleBIServerComponent\coreapplication\repository
directory created by default, the tool still complains. If you create the directory anyplace else, it’s fine. So we’ll do that.
Comment-out the set ORACLE_INSTANCE line by changing it to:
rem set ORACLE_INSTANCE=C:\Program Files\Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Plus Client\oraclebi\orainst
That will by default change the ORACLE_INSTANCE value to
and the system already has the full path you need except for the very last directory!
and create a “repository” directory there. You may need to change your Folder Options (under the Organize menu) to “Show hidden files, folders, and drives” to see the AppData directory under your user-specific directory.
That will eliminate the “Configuration Error” dialog, and the Administration Tool will run without a complaint. In fact, the tool will open the directory
by default when you try to open an .rpd file.