Some days ago a client reach me because he was facing this error when installing Oracle Client 126.96.36.199.0 on Windows 10:
Researching on topic found this.
Seems Oracle client 188.8.131.52 requires MSVC 2010 redistributable to proceed Oracle Net Configuration step.
After this requested client to install “Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package” on server. And issue solved! 🙂
The download of Package can be performed from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=5555
Hope it helps you!
See you next week!