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using Windows 2003 enterprise edition?


I am about to install a SAP j2ee instance in windows 2003.

I was under the impression that only Windows 2003 enterprise edition was supported/recommended for SAP productive instances. Enterprise version is costly compared to standard version.

Now, it looks like standard edition is acceptable itf you can handle memory limits (4GB for 32-bit and 32GB for 64-bit).

Can someone confirm my assumption?


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    Posted on Nov 12, 2008 at 07:26 PM

    Hi Eric. From instguide you can use this servers for 64 bit (example for Central System) :

    Windows Server 2003 :

    Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition

    Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

    Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition

    For any version of Windows Server, you need the

    latest supported service pack.

    A suitable Windows Resource Kit is strongly


    You can't use 32 bit for Production system, in any case for release NW SR3 -->

    you can't even install on 32 bit platform.

    P.S. for HA for example you can't use Standart Edition ...

    P.P.S for example read this


    latest answer are from SAP member.


    Edited by: Sergo Beradze on Nov 12, 2008 10:54 PM

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