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BPC 7.0 on Windows Server 2008

Ok, so I've read that SAP does not support BPC 7.0 on Windows Server 2008. However, BPC 7.5 will support Server 2008. Are there any plans in making BPC 7.0 compatible with 2008? I ask this because of support conerns with Windows Server 2003. I fear Server 2003 will lose support from Microsoft before BPC 7.0 loses support from SAP. Please advise.

Also, if Windows Server 2003 is required, can it be the 64-bit Standard Edition, or does it need to be Enterprise? If so, why?

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    Posted on May 15, 2010 at 03:22 AM

    Hi Nathan,

    I dont think there is any plan for makinf BPC 7.0 compatible with Windows 2008. SAP has already come up with BPC 7.5. So, that will be the only option.

    In terms of BPC 7.0, it requires windows 2003 32 bit only. It cant run on 64 bit.

    Hope this helps.

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    Posted on May 15, 2010 at 05:00 AM

    Hi Nathan,

    Prerequisite Environment for One Server Installation

    Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition (32 bit) SP2 (EN-US),

    Including Internet Information Services (IIS) and ASP.net

    Current hot fixes are recommended to be installed as well!

    Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 and 2.0 u2013 current hot-fixes are recommended!

    There is no need fear about support ending from microsoft or SAP....There is lot of time before that happens.

    Hope this helps!!!

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  • Posted on May 17, 2010 at 05:59 AM

    Hi Nathan,

    It is a plan to provide support for Windows 2008 and also Windows 7 for BPC client.

    I cannot share with you any date but until end of the year it will be provided a patch for SP7 providing support for 2 platform mentioned.

    SAP BPC application server 7.0 doesn't support 64 bits and it is no plan for support 64 bits.

    For SAP BPC database server you can use Windows 2003 64 bits Standard Edition.

    Regarding SE or EE for Windows SAP BPC doesn't have any limitation but you have to be aware by Microsoft limitation regarding the memory supported by each version.

    For Example Windows 2003 32 bits SE support maximum 4GB of RAM.

    So if you would like a single server installation is working but probably you will no t be able to have more than 4 users into system.

    So the constraints are not coming from SAP BPC/ They are coming from Microsoft regarding maximyum amount of memory supported or maximum of processors supported.

    Regards

    Sorin Radulescu

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      Hi all,

      I just want to add that Enterprise Edition of windows server 2003 is required if using clustering for teh database and OLAP.

      Best regards,

      Bruno

      Edited by: Bruno Ranchy on May 17, 2010 9:49 AM

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    Posted on May 17, 2010 at 02:02 PM

    Thanks, everyone, for the feedback. This has helped, but I'm still uncertain about a few key details.

    Our upgrade will regard a two-server environment: one for DB/OLAP (64-bit setup) and the other for Web/App (32-bit setup). With that being said, my thought is that we would have Windows Server 2003 EE (64-bit) for the DB/OLAP server and Windows Server 2003 EE (32-bit) for the Web/App server. Will this configuration work.

    I would be concerned with installing Server 2008 if I didn't anticipate SAP supporting this for BPC 7.0 until later this year. Our upgrade will most likely take place in the late summer, or early fall. If we were to install Server 2008 for these servers, what type of support could we anticipate from SAP prior to SP7 if issues were to occur?

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  • Posted on May 17, 2010 at 02:39 PM

    The configuration with DB 64 bits and App Server 32 bits both with Windows 2003 EE is fine.

    Windows 2008 is not supported yet.

    That's means you will not receive any support for SAP BPC 7.0 installed into Windows 2008 until a new SP will be released.

    Windows 2008 will be supported just when into Installation Notes of new SP - Windows 2008 will be menytioned like supported platform.

    Regards

    Sorin Radulescu

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    Posted on May 17, 2010 at 02:42 PM

    Thank you for all the great feedback!

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    Posted on May 03, 2011 at 03:40 PM

    Are there any plans to stop supporting the Windows version of SAP BPC?

    We will be upgrading from BPC 7.0 to BPC 7.5 and would prefer to stay on the WIndows version, however, if there are plans to stop supporting the Windows version should we consider installing the Netweaver version instead?

    Thanks,

    Dave

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