How To Install Primavera P6 Professional 15.1 Video Guide

primavera p6 professional 15.1 install guide video

Primavera P6 Professional 15.1 was released a few weeks ago and many are eager to move to the latest version. We’ve already told you what’s new in Primavera P6 Professional release 15.1 and all about the new version numbering Oracle has implemented – jumping from version 8.4 to 15.1.

Some of you know, the installation of Primavera P6 standalone can be a bit dubious, so I’ve put together a complete video installation guide for those who are looking for help installing Primavera P6 Professional 15.1 standalone.

Luckily, the installation process is getting better. As of version 8.3, Primavera P6 Professional no longer installs Oracle XE as it’s standalone database (Oracle XE is also called Oracle 11g Database Express and is Oracle’s lightweight – and free – development database engine). Many of us are happy to say goodbye to the pernicious Oracle XE who was not the friendliest database to work with.

As of Primavera P6 release 8.3, replacing the troublesome Oracle XE is SQLite – and P6 release 15.1 is no exception as SQLite continues to be an option here.

Install Primavera P6 Professional 15.1 Standalone

In terms of what you’ll see in this installation video guide, I will take you through a typical standalone installation of Primavera P6 15.1 on a Windows 8 machine.

NOTE: I’ve got a bit of bonus material once the installation is complete – a few tips to better acquaint yourself with the new version 15.1 – make sure you don’t miss them!


Not familiar with Primavera P6 Professional? Find out more on Oracle’s Primavera P6 Professional page.

Oracle installation & configuration documentation for Primavera P6 Professional is also a good resource for other installation options.

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Michael is an avid project controls blogger and is the Chief Learning Officer here at Plan Academy. Michael has taught 1000s professionals how to use project controls software like Primavera P6 over the past 10 years through his online courses and tutorials. Michael is a member of AACE, the Guild of Project Controls and holds his PMP certification from PMI.