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Can someone point me to a place or give me a basic understanding of what the difference is between Enterprise Portal & Netweaver vs. Web Application Server???? I do not currently run any of the three but do have the liscenses to do so. I am currently on Enterprise v 4.7. If anyone can provide a "basic" explanation..., it would be much appreciated

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    Feb 09, 2006 at 07:04 AM

    Hi Jerry,

    i hope the following links ll be useful to u.

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/b2/e50138fede083de10000009b38f8cf/frameset.htm

    /people/sap.user72/blog/2006/01/27/sap-netweaver-bi-versus-sap-bw-the-sequel

    /people/michael.eacrett/blog/2006/06/17/obituary-for-sap-netweaver-components-2003-150-2005

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/3a/10fc3f0ac2c642e10000000a1550b0/frameset.htm

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/3a/10fc3f0ac2c642e10000000a1550b0/frameset.htm

    hope it helps...let me know

    Regards,

    R.Ravi

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    Jan 10, 2006 at 03:53 PM
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  • Feb 07, 2006 at 12:09 PM

    Hi,

    You can also refer "sapgenie.com" for more inofrmation.

    Rgds,

    Jothivel.

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    Jan 10, 2006 at 03:59 PM

    Hi Jerry,

    Let me try to explain briefly. SAP NetWeaver (NW) is an Technology Platform for applications. The NW Portal and NW Web Application Server (AS) are components of NW along with BI, XI, NDM etc. The NW Web AS use to be called a number of things before it got rolled into NetWeaver. If you are running 4.7 I believe you are running the Web AS 6.20. The version in NW although not called it anymore is 6.40. Basically, NetWeaver just has a newer version of the Web AS then you are currently running.

    Hope this helps.

    John

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    Jan 11, 2006 at 05:43 AM

    Hi Jerry

    To add to John's explanations.

    <b>SAP NetWeaver</b> provides an open integration and application platform,integrating various different technological concepts and previous platforms in a single solution.

    <b>Enterprise Portal</b>serves as the front end of SAP NetWeaver, offering a single point of access to SAP and non-SAP information sources, enterprise applications, information repositories, databases and services in and outside the enterprise—all integrated into a single user experience.

    <b>The Web Application Server (WAS)</b> represents SAP’s robust, scalable, open standards-based application server. It supports both Java and ABAP (contained in the WAS Java and WAS ABAP usage types, respectively), and serves as the underlying runtime infrastructure for all other SAP NetWeaver usage types.

    Take a look at this link for details on the NetWeaver architecture.

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04s/helpdata/en/f4/275c42b4e05542e10000000a1550b0/frameset.htm

    Hope that helped.

    Best Regards

    Priya

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