Friday Mar 21, 2014

Visual C++ Libraries

If you see this error message when trying to start the WebCenter Content managed server for the first time on Windows

java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: C:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_ECM1\ucm\idc\components\NativeOsUtils\lib\windows-amd64\7.2.1.1\JniNativeOsUtils.dll: The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail

You have not installed the required Visual C++ Libraries.

See section 3.7.3 Downloading Visual C++ Libraries for a Windows Operating System in the WebCenter Content Installation Guide.

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E29542_01/doc.1111/e14495/toc.htm

Friday Sep 21, 2012

Always disable the 8.3 name creation on Windows before installing WebCenter Content or WebLogic Server

You should always disable the 8.3 name creation feature when installing WebCenter Content on a Windows platform. The installs will normally work without it disabled, but you will find the weird 8.3 file and directory names in all the config files. Disabling it can also improve performance.

On Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 and above you can do it with this command:

fsutil.exe behavior set disable8dot3 1

To make sure it is disabled you can run this command to check:

fsutil.exe behavior query disable8dot3

If the 8.3 file name creation is disabled you will see the following output from the command:

The registry state of NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation is 1 (Disable 8dot3 name creation on all volumes).

Here is a Microsoft note on how to do this on Windows 2000 and Windows NT.

How to Disable the 8.3 Name Creation on NTFS Partitions

I see now they have added this to the WebCenter Content Install Guide. They suggest doing it using a Windows registry settings.

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E29542_01/doc.1111/e14495/install.htm#CIHGDHFB

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Kevin Smith is a Technical Director in Oracle Consulting's WebCenter practice. He has been working with content management products since 2004 when he joined Stellent.

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