October 12, 2013

Installing Siebel on Windows 8

Installing Siebel Tools and Web Client can be very daunting sometimes, especially when you trying to install  a new Version of Siebel on a new operating system. I spent many weeks to get my Siebel (technically ver self learning environment on Windows 8 and as expected process was difficult.

Every step in installing there was some sort of issue, I have created list of issues I found and the work around. I have divided steps into posts:

Downloading Siebel Jar file from Oracle
Creating Siebel Install Image
Installing Siebel 8.1.1
Patching Siebel

Before proceeding with the steps please be informed about following: 
  1. Siebel Tools and Client can not be installed at directly, you will have to install Siebel 8.1.1 first and then create patch-set to install Siebel However it is possible to create single Siebel Server installation image.
  2. You should have administrator privileges and have the latest version of JRE from java.com
  3. You would need oracle accoun to access and download all the files from  Oracle Software Delivery Cloud  required for Siebel 8.1.1 and Siebel

Disclaimer: Windows 8 is not supported/recommended platform for Siebel, please use solutions provided at your own discretion.


  1. hey guys,

    i have a question that how to Patching Siebel ?

  2. we have found that if you have windows 8 and ie11 your Siebel Tools won't work for editing web layout

  3. you might get this error or it will hang This editor requires Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5 to be installed