FMW 12c Forms & Reports Installer Crashes On Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) 2012 With VMWare (Doc ID 2123156.1)

Last updated on APRIL 04, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version 12.2.1.0.0 to 12.2.1.0.0 [Release 12c]
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) 2012 running on VMWare
Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.2.1.0.0
Java version 1.8_66

When following the Fusion Middleware 12c Forms and Reports Installation Guide the installer (setup_fmw_12.2.1.0.0_fr_win64.exe) brings up the Oracle Universal Installer and immediately closes it without creating any logs.

Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing Oracle Forms and Reports
2 Installing and Configuring Oracle Forms and Reports
https://docs.oracle.com/middleware/1221/formsandreports/install-fnr/install.htm#FRINS101


Steps to reproduce
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1. The name of the zipped files downloaded are fmw_12.2.1.0.0_infrastructure_Disk1_1of1.zip (1,498,211 KB) and fmw_12.2.1.0.0_fr_win64_Disk1_1of1.zip (942,641 KB).
2. The steps performed are as follows:

    2.1. Install JDK
           - Run jdk-8u66-windows-x64.exe as administrator.

    2.2. Install WLS infrastructure
           - Unzip fmw_12.2.1.0.0_infrastructure_Disk1_1of1.zip.
           - Open command prompt as administrator and cd to location of fmw_12.2.1.0.0_infrastructure.jar.
           - java -d64 -jar fmw_12.2.1.0.0_infrastructure.jar.

    2.3. Install FR
           - Unzip fmw_12.2.1.0.0_fr_win64_Disk1_1of1.zip.
           - Run setup_fmw_12.2.1.0.0_fr_win64.exe as administrator.
           - You will see the OUI interface and "Preparing the installer...".
           - Then you will see "Cleaning up..." for about 1 second and the installer will close.

Cause

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