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Invoking SQLPlus from Instant Client 12c Install Fails with MSVCR100.dll Error (Doc ID 1592345.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 13, 2023

Applies to:

SQL*Plus - Version and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) - OS Version: 7


Installed Instant Client Version On Windows 7 64-bit.

When execute sqlplus, it fails with MSVCR100.dll error:

"The program can't start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer.  Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Download Instant Client 12c from:

2. Download two zip files from the site:

3. Unzip the two zip files into <DIR>\instantclient
4. Add <DIR>\instantclient to Windows PATH
5. Execute <DIR>\instantclient\sqlplus.exe


 New installation of Instant Client 12c.


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