When configuring a Gen 8.x Windows Oracle CSE the program fails at the final Apply step with a crash in initdir.exe referencing ntdll.dll.
For Gen 8.6 this detailed crash error has been reported:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: initdir.exe
Application Version: 184.108.40.2063
Application Timestamp: 574c927d
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.3.9600.18895
Fault Module Timestamp: 5a4b127e
Exception Code: c000007b
Exception Offset: 0009d4e2
OS Version: 6.3.9600.2.0.0.272.7
Locale ID: 3081
Additional Information 1: 1abe
Additional Information 2: 1abee00edb3fc1158f9ad6f44f0f6be8
Additional Information 3: 1abe
Additional Information 4: 1abee00edb3fc1158f9ad6f44f0f6be8
Corresponding Windows log message (Event Viewer > Windows logs > Application):
Windows cannot access the file for one of the following reasons: there is a problem with the network connection, the disk that the file is stored on, or the storage drivers installed on this computer; or the disk is missing. Windows closed the program CSE Init Dir because of this error.
Program: CSE Init Dir
Gen Windows/Oracle CSE version 8.0, 8.5, 8.6
There is a technical requirement to have the Oracle 32-bit client installed for a Gen 8.x Windows CSE because the Gen Windows CSE software is still 32-bit. This is separate to the target Oracle database which is typically now 64-bit.
1. Install the Oracle 32-bit client software on the CSE server.
2. The Oracle 32-bit client "bin" directory also needs to be in front of the Oracle database "bin" directory in the PATH so that the 32-bit version of the Oracle runtime dll is picked up before the 64-bit version of that same dll. The relevant dll names for Oracle 11g & 12c are:
Gen 8.0 & 8.5 using Oracle 11g: orasql11.dll
Gen 8.6 using Oracle 12c: orasql12.dll