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Oracle SOA 12.2.1 Installation and Configurations

Here's a great guide to setting up Oracle SOA 12.2.1 on Windows 7, complete with prereqs and config details.

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In this post, I will show you step by step installation of Oracle SOA 12c (12.2.1) on Windows 7.


  1. Install Oracle JDK (JDK1.8.0_65) and Setup JAVA_HOME environment variable.
  2. Install Oracle XE 11g Database (we don’t have XE for 12C)
  3. Download Oracle SOA 12c installer (

Step 1: Install SOA 12.2.1 Software

Open the cmd prompt, right-click on it and run it as administrator


Go to Oracle SOA executable jar folder and run below command in command prompt.

%JAVA_HOME%\bin\java.exe -jar fmw_12.

You see window of quick start installation, click on next

Provide the SOA Directory Location, then click next

Step 2: Install RCU

You need to create the required schemas using RCU before proceeding with domain creation.

Navigate to $MW_HOME/oracle_common/bin. Locate file rcu.bat and select ‘Run as Administrator’ on the right click to bring up the following welcome screen. Make sure that you installed a supported database before proceeding.

Step 3: Domain Creation

Navigate to $MW_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin and locate the file config.cmd. Right click and select ‘Run as Administrator’ to bring up the following screen. Enter your desired domain name.

Click Next and select the products that your domain want to support.

Provide the Domain Name

Click Next and enter the credentials.

Click Next and choose Domain Mode. You may want to retain Development as Domain Mode. You can accept defaults for JDK or you can select any other location.

Click on Manual Configuration.

Click Next. Enter schema information as shown below and click Get RCU Configuration.

Click next.

Below are the configurations to maintain different Admin, SOA, and Service bus servers.

Starting Admin Server.

Below is the Manual Start of OSB Server, instead you can you Node Manager and skip below start

Start OSB Server.

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