1. Firewall is not blocking the port required for Oracle 11G. The firewall is open and the actual version is 10g (sorry for the confusion about the version being used).
2. Check the ODBC driver or Oracle client component is installed on your Win 7 Box. The client version is installed on the win7 box.
3. You are able to ping the Oracle Machine from Win 7. I can ping and log into the oracle machine from the win7 box.
4. Account has proper access to Oracle database. Yes.
The actual message that I get is the folowing:
The Oracle(tm) lcient and networking components were not found. These components are supplied by oracle corporation and are part of the Oracle Version 7.3 (or greater) client software installation. You will be unable to use this driver until these components have been installed.
With that being said, I'm not sure or completely understand why I have received that message even after installing Oracle 10g administrator option on the win7 box... Any and all help is greatly appreciated.