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Workstation requirements

KeepTool is distributed both as 32 and 64 bit Windows application and supports the following Microsoft™ operating systems:

oWindows 7,  Windows 8.1, Windows 10.

oWindows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016

For establishing a database connection, you can either use

oOracle SQL*Net or Oracle Instant Client

oBuild-in direct TCP/IP connectivity



Oracle database support


KeepTool supports Oracle database versions from as early as Oracle 8 up to the current Oracle12c Release 2 database.

Additionally, KeepTool includes limited support down to version 7.3.4.


KeepTool does not require any serverside installation. Hora's "Standard" and "Additional" tools are available without any further database privileges.

The "DBA" tools can be used, if any of the following roles privileges is granted


SELECT ANY DICTIONARY (Oracle 9i and later) or SELECT ANY TABLE (up to Oracle 8i)



The optional role HORA_USER contains the minimum of privileges needed to show the DBA tools at least read-only. It can be installed by running the HORA_USER.sql script as user SYS.
In order to make changes using the context menus, further database privileges may be required. See Oracle documentation for further information.


For using the PL/SQL debugger, DEBUG CONNECT SESSION privilege is needed.




For using a trial, workstation or network license, our setup automatically installs Wibu CodeMeter runtime on your workstation.  

For using a network licence, the same runtime needs to be installed on a license server. It supports the following operating systems:

oMicrosoft Windows

oOS X, macOS