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Client and Server Servicepack running on different SP levels

Hi

We are running XIR2 SP2 on a Server and also on al our Deski clients tools.

The major problems we have is with the client tools Deski, Designer, import wizzard, Report Conversion tools.

Now there is a SP3 and SP4 and my question here is;

Is it possible upgrade first only the clients on the places where it is needed, without coming in a conflict area with the server on SP2.

Henry

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    Posted on Aug 04, 2008 at 07:50 AM

    Hi Tim

    I am talking about a minor release at a certain patch level to a certain patch level within the major XIR2.

    The major systems should work the same way as they would expect to do.

    When there are 200 deski clients in the field I cannot be sure that there is still one on a old sp level. What way I go around this is a fact. If I upgrade first the server, the clients have stil th old problems, If I upgrade the unhappy clients first then the old problems maybe are gone, but new could arise.

    I have to chose between those two and need more specific information.

    If there are known problems,limitations I expect that BO will warn us somewhere someway, but I can not find anythink about risks. I am not sure about no news is good news, because I am not ready used to the new sap information infrastructure

    Henry

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    • I think you can find the warnings in the patch release notes. I'm sure it's written somewhere that the client and server must be the same patch level in order to work properly. There is no difference between minor and major releases (an SP3 server shouldn't be working with an SP4 client or an SP3.5 client or visa versa) I can't recall all the different issues off the top of my head but one of the 1st things we do in support is verify the client and server patch levels are the same before we do any other troubleshooting. We do this because this is the way the product is suposed to work and we expect issues if those directions are not followed. So if you miss a client or clients you should expect any type of issues to come up and you can hopefully resolve by matching the patch levels.

      Regards,

      Tim

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    Posted on Aug 01, 2008 at 10:30 AM

    Hello Henry,

    it is strongly recommended to run server and clients on the same patchlevel.

    Best regards

    Falk

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    Posted on Aug 01, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Hi Falk

    I prefer that situation to and we shall work on that to get it the same, but there is a practical problem to get everyone on the same moment in the new situation.

    Where can I get some specific info on this case due to this recommendation.

    What are the problem areas, and what can I expect?

    (thanks for your fast response)

    Henry

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    • If you patch client and server at different levels you risk the chance that code from the newer version will be incompatible with code from the older version. The results would be extremely unpredictable. Furthermore per our product group versions are supposed to match as that is how they are tested. You can make them different if you want(most clients do not check server version before connecting) but don't be surprised if something doesn't work properly.

      Regards,

      Tim

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