You can install Toad in the following ways:
Use the Toad Editions Installer to install Toad, along with any or all of the other products of a Toad Edition. This installer is available in the following formats:
Full installer: This installer contains all of the installation files required to install Toad and any other products of an Edition. It detects and shows the products in the Edition, based on your license key. This installer supports administrators who need to provide installation programs from a central server to multiple users.
You can perform a silent installation of Toad by running a standalone MSI installer. See Install Toad silently from the command line in this guide.
You can install a read-only version of Toad by running the standalone MSI installer with a read only parameter. See Install Toad as read-only in this guide.
Toad for Oracle Subscription edition is bundled with Quest Auto Update, a service to periodically check for and deliver product updates. Upon successful installation, Quest Auto Update is configured to run automatically using the LocalService account. Product updates are automatically downloaded and a notification window displays alerting you to the pending updates. You can install or dismiss updates from the notification window.
Note: Quest Auto Update does not provide updates for all products produced by Quest.
In order to install and run Toad for Oracle, make a connection, and do basic operations, you must have the following privileges:
Windows 8.1 and 10
Windows Server 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019
Note: Toad for Oracle Subscription edition is bundled with Quest Auto Update, a service to periodically check for and deliver product updates. Installation requires administrator privileges on all supported operating systems.
Note: Other functionality in Toad may require additional privileges.
If you experience startup failures, do the following:
All Toad user files are stored in a user_name directory. When a user opens Toad for the first time, Toad copies the contents of this folder to the user’s associated Application Data folder in the Toad installation folder.
Note: Write access is required to the Oracle directory if any of the users want to edit the tnsnames.ora file by using the TNSNames Editor within Toad.
To install Toad on a Citrix/Remote Desktop Services system
Repeat these steps for each server in the Citrix/Remote Desktop Services farm.
Note: Although you must install Toad on every server in the farm, you only need to publish Toad once.