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NWBC Thick vs Thin clients

Hi Experts,

I have searched in the forum and as well as googled to find out the basic difference between thick and thin clients of NWBC, but couldn't find much information.

I assume that thick client is something where NWBC can be accessed from SAP GUI and thin client is something where NWBC is accessed through web browser. Correct me if i am wrong.

I wanted to know what will be the difference in accessing NWBC through SAP GUI and directly from web browser. During installation how we differentiate between thin and thick clients?

Different versions of NWBC:

NWBC for Desktop



Wanted to know differences between SAP GUI and HTML versions.



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    Posted on Jan 09, 2014 at 05:42 AM

    Hi Madhu,

    I think you might have it slightly the wrong way around. The NWBC for Desktop uses the SAPGUI to render classic Dynpro screens and it uses Internet Explorer to render web content (like Web Dynpro ABAP). There is nothing called "NWBC for SAPGUI".

    When it comes to SAPGUI, NWBC for Desktop uses SAPGUI for classic Dynpro and NWBC for HTML uses WebGUI to render classic Dynpro screens.

    Hth to clarify,


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    • Other than the missing Side Panel Chip capability (mainly for getting additional data); the core functionality is about the same. But personally, I think NWBC desktop still offers a much better user experience vs NWBC HTML ... Mainly in terms of usability, branding and speed (about 10~20% faster). Of course the trade-off is the need to distribute the NWBC software to PC.


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    Posted on Jan 08, 2014 at 08:54 AM


    Not exactly.

    Please read the above help document for the NWBC features to gap the thick and thin clients.

    SAP NWBC client Installation doesnt have any difference however accessing the system makes difference.


    Raja. G

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