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SAP xMII on a Mac?

I have been able to access SAP xMII pages and development tools on a Mac using Firefox and Safari browsers. And I was able to do some Business Logic Development on a Mac using the Mac OS.

Has anyone ever tried installing SAP xMII on the Mac OS?

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  • Posted on Apr 20, 2007 at 09:45 AM

    Unfortanately it looks like this is not supported at the moment.

    These are the prerequisites for installing SAP xMII:

    <b>System Installation Prerequisites</b>

    You will need to obtain a license file in order to run SAP xMII. You may request a license file at http://support.lighthammer.com, or through support@lighthammer.com. See the license manager section of the help for more information.

    The Sun JSDK 1.4.2_07 must also be downloaded and installed on the server prior to installing SAP xMII. You can download the JSDK directly from http://java.sun.com/products/archive/j2se/1.4.2_07/index.html. Press on the "Download J2SDK" link on this page, save it to disk, and install the JSDK. A link to this site is also available on the xMIIInstall.htm on the root directory of the installation media (see below step by step instructions for more information).

    In IIS, you will need a virtual scripts directory created. From within Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager under Administrative Tools, go to your web site where you wish to install SAP xMII (typically the Default Web Site). If the virtual directory does not exist, create it directly under the InetPub directory where IIS is installed (by default, this would be C:\Inetpub\Scripts). It should have Read permissions, and Execute Permissions of Scripts and Executables. To check this, right click on the directory, and select Properties.

    <b>Windows NT</b>

    You must install a Web server prior to installing SAP xMII. Microsoft Web Server 4.0 is available as a free add-on to Windows NT Server or Workstation as part of the Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack. You can download the option pack or get it on CD-ROM from your local Microsoft reseller. If you are installing SAP xMII on an Windows NT Server system, you will install IIS 4.0. If you are installing SAP xMII on a Windows NT Workstation machine, you will install Personal Web Server (PWS) 4.0.

    Detailed information on installing IIS is provided with the Windows NT Option Pack. During the NT Option Pack installation it is important to select the Custom installation option and verify that the following components are selected for install:

    Internet Information Server (IIS)

    Internet Service Manager

    If you will be using ODBC data sources, it is suggested that you obtain the latest Microsoft Data Access Components from the Microsoft Data Access Web site and install them on your Web server. Note that these are not required to access Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle, as SAP xMII will install direct, high-performance drivers for these databases.

    If you are running Windows NT 4.0 and Internet Explorer 4.x on your Web server, it is recommended that you update certain system files before installing SAP xMII. It is advised that you run a Windows Update and install all recommended updates before proceeding.

    Note: Installation of IIS may cause the removal or overwrite of some of the Windows NT Service Pack components. It is recommended that you reinstall Service Pack 6a or greater on NT systems, prior to proceeding to the installation of the SAP xMII application.

    <b>Windows 2000</b>

    If you are installing SAP xMII on an MS Windows 2000 Server system, you will install IIS 5.0. If you are installing SAP xMII on an MS Windows 2000 Professional system, then you will install Personal Web Server (PWS) version 5.0. Microsoft Windows 2000 will typically install the IIS 5.0 components you will need to run SAP xMII.

    The Microsoft Web servers for Windows 2000 systems are available as part of the installation process of the operating system. If you already have the operating system installed, without the Web server, you may run the additional setup required by choosing "Add/Remove Windows Components" after starting the Add/Remove Programs service available within Control Panel (Internet Information Services (IIS) is the required component).

    If you will be using ODBC data sources, it is suggested that you obtain the latest Microsoft Data Access Components from the Microsoft Data Access Web site and install them on your Web server. Note that these are not required to access Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle, as SAP xMII will install direct, high-performance drivers for these databases.

    Note: Installation of IIS may overwrite or cause the removal of some of the Windows 2000 service pack components. It is recommended that you reinstall Service Pack 4 or greater on Windows 2000 systems, prior to proceeding to the installation of the SAP xMII application.

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    <b>Windows 2003</b>

    By default, Windows 2003 Server has certain locked capabilities that must be changed after SAP xMII installation in order for SAP xMII to run. You must create a virtual directory in IIS with the proper privileges so that the servlet engine will run. Complete the Additional Steps for Windows 2003 section after the Step-by-step Installation.

    <b>Windows XP Professional</b>

    Microsoft Windows XP Professional is not a supported server platform for production environments. It should be used for demonstrations and limited evaluations only.

    If you are installing SAP xMII on a Microsoft Windows XP Professional system, you will install IIS 5.1. IIS is not installed by default with the operating system. You will have to go to the Add/Remove Windows Components section and choose to install it. Select the World Wide Web Service and press Details, then check the Scripts Virtual Directory.

    When installing IIS, you MUST do a custom install and choose to install the Scripts Virtual Directory. Without this virtual directory SAP xMII WILL NOT run. Additionally, if you have installed any Windows XP Service Packs, it will be necessary to reinstall them after adding IIS.

    If you are using SQL Server 2000, you should have Windows XP service pack 2 and SQL Server 2000 service pack 3 installed.

    Regards

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    • Hi Ryan

      If you had mentioned all these facts in your question then I would not have made the effort to look for the answer...but at least I know what SAP xMII is. I do development enhancements for SAP xRPM and your question made me curious about xMII. So I looked it up. I think I deserve points for effort 😊

      I'm sure if it ran on Linux before it should'nt be that much effort to run on MAC OS X. According to the documentation it seems that the product is really tied into IIS.

      Regards

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    Posted on Apr 20, 2007 at 12:44 PM

    I'll close the thread on this forum and reopen under the SAP xMII forum. I thought I might have better luck here.

    Thanks to all who contributed though.

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