Installing SOA or WebCenter 11g with Pre-Created Directory Results in "INST-07292: Middleware Home Location Specified is not a Valid Location" (Doc ID 863139.1)

Last updated on APRIL 27, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version 11.1.1.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

While installing Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g SOA Suite or WebCenter, there is an error stating that the Middleware Home Location specified is not a valid location.

In the Installer input boxes, the following was chosen:


Oracle Middleware Home: D:\soa_default
Oracle Home Directory: Oracle_SOA1

The logging screen below the user inputs has these errors:


INST-07292: Middleware Home Location specified is not a valid location. Provide a valid Middleware Home location

INST-07247: Specified Middleware home location is either not valid or missing

When examining the directory chosen, it already exists and is an empty directory.

Cause

Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms