FMW 11g Installation With WLS 12c Failing With "INST-07248: Specified Home Location Is Not A Valid Location"

(Doc ID 2131222.1)

Last updated on MAY 22, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version and later
Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version and later
Oracle Internet Directory - Version and later
Oracle HTTP Server - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Installed Oracle Weblogic Server 12c successfully, followed by an Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g product is failing with the following errors:

INST-07248: Specified Weblogic home location is not a valid location
INST-07248: Specified Middleware home location is not a valid location
INST-07005: Validation of Oracle Instance location failed. The location specificed already exists and is a nonempty directory




A common use case is to use Oracle Internet Directory 11g ( with Oracle WebLogic Server 12c (12.2.1) for use an an LDAP provider.

Certification for this combination exists.


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