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using Windows 2003 enterprise edition?

Hi,

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?

thanks.

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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

    recommended.

    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

    sap's-compatibility-with-windows-server-2003

    latest answer are from SAP member.

    Regards.

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

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