Installing WebLogic 11g

Oracle Weblogic 11g is the new generation of Oracle Forms10g.

FMW (Oracle Fusion MiddleWare  )  is newer than Forms10g.

I found Weblogic more easier to run Oracle  Application over network and internet also.

Here's my steps I did to install both of Weblogic 11g  and FMW.

Windows Server 2003 is recommended

1# Install Oracle DB 10g or 11g    here's my howto

2# Download and Install Weblogic (Direct link...)

3# Download FMW (Links in attached PDF...)

4# Install FMW first part (file consists of 4 parts)

While installing ...make sure to check option :Install software-Do not configure

5# Install FMW Patchset file (file consists of 3 parts)

6# Copy tnsnames.ora file 

from:  C:\oracle\product\10.2.0\db_1\NETWORK\ADMIN\tnsnames.ora

To C:\oracle\Middleware\as_1

7# Configure Software :

Oracle Classic11g-Home1  then  Configure Classic Instance

While installing ...make sure to Uncheck option :Oracle Portal and  Oracle Discoverer

Make sure to save configuration in text file as you need it later.

8# Run both of  NodeManager  and wait until the word  port appears

9# Run both of  Start WebLogic and wait until the word  Running mode appears

10# Login to Weblogic Web interface ( It's always PC-Name:7001/console)

from the left corner select Environment then Servers then choose Control tab ,then  select WLS_FORMS and WLS_REPORTS  then  press Start button.

11# If Forms don't run well , then you can :

  • download Java J8u92
  • edit Formsweb.cfg to adapt with java
  • Add exception for forms site in Java application
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Install Microsoft Loopback Adapter in Microsoft Windows Server 2003

You may need to make your IP static ,  to make sure reports run well .
So you should install the Microsoft Loopback Adapter by using the Hardware Wizard, follow these steps:
  1. In Control Panel, double-click Add Hardware, and then click 
  2. Click Yes, I have already connected the hardware, and then click 
  3. At the bottom of the Installed hardware list, click Add a new hardware device, and then click Next.
  4. Click Install the hardware that I manually select from a list, and then click Next
  5. In the Common hardware types list, click Network adapters, and then click Next.
  6. In the Manufacturers list box, click Microsoft.
  7. In the Network Adapter list box, click Microsoft Loopback Adapter, and then click Next.
  8. Click Next to start installing the drivers for your hardware.
  9. Click Finish.
  10. Click Start, click Settings, and then click Network Connections to verify that the Microsoft Loop-back Adapter has been installed.
Here's How to install Loop-back adapter on other windows and how to install Oracle ArabOUG

Source : How to install the Microsoft Loopback Adapter in Microsoft Windows Server 2003