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Installing Siebel on Windows 2008R2 Server Part 1



Welcome to Installing Siebel on Windows 2008R2 Server Part 1 of the series

"Doing a Complete install of Siebel on Oracle 11 r2, Win 2008R2. All from Scratch"

In this part we will install the Siebel Application server. This server will house a complete Siebel development server. Production servers should generally not be deployed on a single instance as we do here, but the installation of the development server demonstrates that it is possible, this walk-through will focus only on the development server installation.

Before we begin prepare the Siebel Development Server by doing the following steps:

  • install win 2008r2 operating system
  • join domain
  • update operating system with latest patches
  • install your favorite tools (mine are notepad++, procmon from sysinternals and winrar)

To Install a Siebel Development Server we will go through the following steps

  1. Install the Prerequsite Software
  2. Install and Configure the Siebel Enterprise Server
  3. Install and Configure the Siebel Database Server
  4. Install and Configure the Siebel Server
  5. Install and Configure the Siebel Web Server
  6. Patching and Postinstallation Tasks
  7. Installing Siebel Charts
  8. Enabling OpenUI


I'm still doing the writeup of many of the steps, as I bring them online I'll update the links accordingly.


Read the Next part in the series "Install the Prerequsite Software





Running Siebel Tools 8.x And IE 11 And Win7 x64!



I use Win 7 x64 as my development platform, i Develop on Siebel, I use IE 11. I'm heading for trouble thats for sure! Cool


Allthough not perfect / not fully tested yet: this is a nice teaser:

It's not all simple sailing. One of the big hidden things is that Siebel Tools do not like you start the dedicated client with a /b pointing to the x32 IE 11. I don't know why... Annoying! It just fails!

Then when you set nothing:

Siebel Web Session
Cannot determine default web browser for current user.
Please set up your web browser properly or use the /B command line argument to specify one.
This annoying thing is what greets you the first many times, until you try the /b - which then does not work.

you then think ah! and surf and surf the web for somebody who's been in your position - but there's not much to be found.


Here are the simple step needed to fix the issue:

Open Regedit:


Navigate to


if there is no http key (folder) create it

in the http key create a UserChoice key (folder)

in the UserChoice key create a String Progid with a value of IE.HTTP

Like This:


Now the F5 Run will work!!! Yeah!

Note to self and others: the IE.HTTP actually points to the registry entry: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IE.HTTP

Which in turn points to the x64 version of IE, but a x32 IE is started by Tools.... Go Figure...