Fmw_12. Installer Fails with "INST-07004: Oracle Home location contains one or more invalid characters"

(Doc ID 2237186.1)

Last updated on MARCH 13, 2017

Applies to:

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


When trying to install WebLogic Server by running fmw_12. installer, the installation fails even though the ORACLE_HOME was previously correctly set in the Windows environment


set ORACLE_HOME=C:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_Home

java -jar fmw_12.



Verifying data
[VALIDATION] [ERROR]:INST-07004: Oracle Home location contains one or more invalid characters
[VALIDATION] [SUGGESTION]:The directory name may only contain alphanumeric, underscore (_), hyphen (-) , or dot (.) characters, and it must begin with an alphanumeric character. Provide a different directory name.
installation Failed. Exiting installation due to data validation failure.



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