A Post By Usman Saleem –
We were receiving variours queries that siebel client is not working in Vista machines. Usman has come up with full proof solution to make siebel tools and webclient work in Windows Vista machine. In this article Usman will guide us for Siebel 7.8 and higher versions and Kunal has provided information for siebel 8.0
Steps to make Siebel 7.8 tools & web client work on Windows VISTA machines.
1- Install Orcale 10g Client for Vista (optional if you are not using ODBC)
2- Install Siebel 7.8 Tools (Right click & then run as Admin). It gets installed successfully. After Installation, first time run Siebel Tool Application (siebdev.exe) again as Admin (Right click & then run as Admin).
3- Install Siebel 7.8 Web-Client. Here mostly after 95% of installation one gets some nasty error (if you dont, say thanks to God & continue). Now comes the tricky part, Dont cancel the installation. Instead simply kill the process to avoid roll back.
4- Install Siebel 7.8 Sample DB
5- Install Siebel 7.8 Tools / Webclient & Sample DB Patches (if you have any)
6- Add Siebel URL in trusted sites of your Internet Explorer (e.g. http://usman-pc/start.swe . It should be url of ur local Siebel Webclient).
7- Set security level of trusted sites to lowest.
8- Run Siebel client & it will start work, if you get error of some missing file etc then copy Siebel Webclient folder of some working installation (XP, Win2000) & Replace it with your WebClient folder on VISTA…..!!!!
9- Retry running Siebel Webclient.
10- Add License keys…. !!!
Kindly let us know, if you experience any issue.
Kunal Jaura describe the solution provided on Oracle for installing Siebel 8
When trying to install Siebel 8 on Vista the web client installation errors out with Setup Failed to run ” $(IEExecutable)
This happens because the ‘IEExecutable’ registry key was removed in Vista. To get around this please implement the following changes to the siebel.ini leveraged by the Siebel installer:
– Make a backup of the existing siebel.ini.
– On the siebel.ini file used by the Siebel mobile client installer, locate the following section searching for the ‘predeploy’ text string in this file:
QSServiceInstall = yes
RunAutosync = yes
PreDeploy = yes
Condition = no
Execute = $(SiebelRoot)\bin\autosync.exe
Arg = /c “$(SiebelRoot)\bin\$(InstallLanguage)\siebel.cfg” /l $(InstallLanguage)
Condition = yes
Execute = $(IEExecutable)
Arg = $(SiebelRoot)\BIN\predeploy.htm
– Here above, change the ‘PreDeploy’ parameter under the ‘[RunAfter]‘ section to ‘no’, as well as the ‘Condition’ parameter under the ‘[PreDeploy]‘ section also to ‘no’.
– Start the Siebel mobile web client installer again with these changes in place, the installer should go past the error point accordingly.