Requires Oracle client software version 8.1.7 or greater

  • Okay,

      Have a server with the 9i client installed.  Permissions are set to global read/execute (talk to the hand, ok?) for ORACLE_HOME .  ORACLE_HOME is defined appropriately.  I keep getting the "requires Oracle client software version 8.1.7 or greater" message from my .Net 2.0 app.  

    Any idea as to what is going on here to cause .NET to not see my Oracle install? 



  • What type of client are you using - full from the regular install or the instant client?  Also are you using the tnsnames.ora for your instance naming?  I know when I used the instant client recently, I needed to define both ORACLE_HOME and TNS_ADMIN so that it would work.

    For example, I had the following set up as user environment variables.




    Depending on the type of server, you may need to restart the service for the environment variables to refresh as well.  I vaguely remember having to restart all of IIS to get it to connect.

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