RE: oracle client

From: Sheehan, Jeremy <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:43:59 +0000
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Reaching back into my PC tech days, I think I can give you an answer on how to do this. It DOES require hacking the registry so if you're not comfortable doing that..... This will also muck up ANY system that already has Oracle software installed on it. That being said .... Caveat Emptor

First get a clean system.

Install the Oracle client to the flash drive - remember the drive that you installed it to.

Open regedit


Right-click on the Oracle Key and select EXPORT

Give it a file name and save the file (to the flash drive for safe keeping).

When you plug the drive to a new system, map the flash drive to the same drive that it was installed to and double-click the .reg file that was created in the previous step.

That should do it. Again, this has potential to mess up any system that currently has Oracle software on it. You hack the registry at your own risk.

I did a similar thing on a terminal server where we had German, French, English and Spanish speaking people logging onto it with a need of using Discoverer 3.1 in their native language. Sometimes I miss those days. Sometimes, but mostly not.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Andrew Kerber Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 4:03 PM
Cc: oracle-l ( Subject: Re: oracle client

I suspect it is possible if you have a strong knowledge of windows, I suspect it is possible to make sure that the thumb drive always gets assigned the same drive letter, in which case you should be able to install the client once, ensure it works, then export the required registry settings and path changes to make it work. However, it would require a much better knowledge of windows than I have currently. It might make an interesting project to figure out exactly how to do it. On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 12:18 PM, Zelli, Brian <>wrote:

> Would I be able to put an oracle client on a thumb drive and use it
> from one machine and then another? Couldn't quite get a straight
> answer from googling it.....
> ciao,
> Brian
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