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BI 4.1 SP1 available on SMP but installation cannot proceed

BI 4.1 SP1 Software download now available on Service Market Place.

We downloaded the installation files. In our sandbox environment we have 4.0 . We wanted to upgrade to 4.1 from 4.0 by installing both side by side.

However, i am getting the installation cannot proceed error as it found an old version of Business Objects exist in the system.

Please suggest do we have the option of installing both 4.1 and 4.0 side by side?

Thanks.

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    Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 08:05 PM

    you cannot install both side by side. Why would you even try that ?

    BI4.1 is a minor release of the same version of the product as SAP BI4.0, in old Business Objects terms, BI4.1 is a Service Pack 1 on top of BI4.0

    It was never possible to install XI3.0 and Xi3.1 on same box side by side or have Xi3.1 SP3 and XI3.1 SP5 together.

    same concept here.

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    Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 08:41 PM

    Hi tilak,

    Following up on Denis's comments, you can't install 4.1 side-by-side with a 4.0 installation. If you had a 3.0 or 3.1 installation, sure, you could stand up both on the same server. Considering you already have 4.0 installed, you would need to install the upgrade package onto the 4.0 installation.

    For more information on that, please read the following guide: https://service.sap.com/~sapidb/011000358700000456982013E/sbo41_bip_upgrade_en.pdf

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    Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 04:04 PM

    Sorry Denis, i don't know why i typed Dave..in photo you look like him 🤣

    Also, one silly question i have ~~ Why did SAP named it as BI 4.1 if it's just a minor release compared to 4.0 they should have done it via SP8 as well?

    Because i through we have to migrate the content from 4.0 to 4.1 but now it's just a simple upgrade. No content migration.

    Thanks,

    Tilak

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