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Error installing WebCenter Portal: Prepare Session failed / oracle.sysman.oii.oiic.OiicInstallAPIException (Doc ID 1261644.1)

Last updated on MAY 24, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version 11.1.1.2.0 to 11.1.1.9.0 [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 24-Feb-2013

Symptoms


When attempting to install WebCenter Portal (previously called WebCenter Spaces), the following error occurs.

Installation Failed.
Prepare Session failed


The install Log shows the following error:

oracle.sysman.oii.oiic.OiicInstallAPIException:
    at oracle.sysman.oii.oiic.OiicInstallAPISession.prepareForInstallOperations(OiicInstallAPISession.java:292)
    at oracle.sysman.oii.oiic.OiicAPIInstaller.prepareForInstallOperations(OiicAPIInstaller.java:822)
    at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.install.action.OUIInstaller.start(OUIInstaller.java:248)
    at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.install.action.InstallManager.launchOUI(InstallManager.java:200)
    at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.install.InstallModule.launchOUI(InstallModule.java:156)
    at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.install.InstallModule$1.run(InstallModule.java:247)



STEPS

1. Install WebCenter Portal and provide all the requested information for the install.
2. In the "Installation Progress" window it stops with the error.

Cause

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