How to Download Tnsping Utility For 32bit Windows 10
Tnsping is a command-line tool that allows you to test the connectivity and response time of your Oracle database server. It is useful for troubleshooting network issues, verifying the configuration of your listener and service names, and checking the availability of your database instance.
If you are using a 32bit Windows 10 system, you may encounter some difficulties in finding and downloading the tnsping utility. This is because the tnsping utility is not included in the default installation of Oracle client software for Windows. You need to download and install a separate package called Oracle Instant Client Basic or Basic Light.
In this article, we will show you how to download tnsping utility for 32bit Windows 10 in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Visit the Oracle Instant Client Download Page
The first step is to visit the Oracle Instant Client download page at https://www.oracle.com/database/technologies/instant-client/downloads.html. Here you will find the list of available versions and platforms for Oracle Instant Client.
Scroll down to the section that says \"Microsoft Windows 32-bit\". You will see two options: Basic and Basic Light. The Basic package includes all the tools and libraries that you need to connect to an Oracle database, including tnsping. The Basic Light package is a smaller version that supports only English error messages and some character sets.
Choose the option that suits your needs and click on the \"Download\" button. You will be prompted to accept the license agreement and sign in with your Oracle account. If you don't have an Oracle account, you can create one for free.
Step 2: Extract the Zip File
After downloading the zip file, you need to extract it to a folder of your choice. You can use any file compression software such as WinZip or 7-Zip to do this. Alternatively, you can use the built-in Windows Explorer to extract the zip file.
To extract the zip file using Windows Explorer, right-click on the zip file and select \"Extract All\". Choose a destination folder and click on \"Extract\". You will see a new folder with the same name as the zip file.
Step 3: Set the Environment Variables
The final step is to set the environment variables that will allow you to use tnsping from any command prompt. You need to set two environment variables: PATH and TNS_ADMIN.
The PATH variable tells Windows where to look for executable files such as tnsping. The TNS_ADMIN variable tells tnsping where to find your tnsnames.ora file, which contains the information about your database service names and listener addresses.
To set the environment variables, follow these steps:
Open the Control Panel and click on \"System and Security\".
Click on \"System\" and then on \"Advanced system settings\".
Click on the \"Environment Variables\" button at the bottom of the window.
In the \"System variables\" section, click on \"New\" to create a new variable.
Type \"PATH\" as the variable name and enter the path of the folder where you extracted the Oracle Instant Client zip file as the variable value. For example, if you extracted the zip file to C:\\instantclient_19_12, enter C:\\instantclient_19_12 as the value. Click on \"OK\".
In the same section, click on \"New\" again to create another variable.
Type \"TNS_ADMIN\" as the variable name and enter the path of the folder where your tnsnames.ora file is located as the variable value. For example, if your tnsnames.ora file is in C:\\oracle\\network\\admin, enter C:\\oracle\\network\\admin as the value. Click on \"OK\".
Click on \"OK\" again to close the Environment Variables window.
Click on \"OK\" again to close the System Properties window.
Step 4: Test Your Tnsping Utility
You are now ready to test your tnsping utility. To do this, open a 29c81ba772