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O/S upgrade

Hi Experts,

We are in the process of upgrading our existing O/S Windows Advance Server 2000 32 Bit to Windows 2003 Enterprise 32 Bit. The SAP version running is as below;

Component Version - SAP ERP Central Component 5.0

Unicode System u2013 No

Database u2013 MS SQL 8.00.2040# (2000 Enterprise)

ERP Version u2013 AFS 5.00

Netweaver Version u2013 2004

Installed Component are below;

Software Component Release Level Highest Supp. Pack.

SAP_BASIS 640 0015 SAPKB64015

SAP_ABA 640 0015 SAPKA64015

PI_BASIS 2004_1_640 0006 SAPKIPYI66

ST-PI 003C_640 0000 -

SAP_BW 350 0011 SAPKW35011

SAP_HR 500 0001 SAPKE50001

SAP_APPL 500 0007 SAPKH50007

PI 2004_1_500 0004 SAPKIPZI64

EA-IPPE 300 0000 -

EA-RETAIL 500 0001 SAPKGPRC01

EA-PS 500 0001 SAPKGPPC01

EA-HR 500 0001 SAPKGPHC01

EA-GLTRADE 500 0001 SAPKGPGC01

EA-FINSERV 500 0001 SAPKGPFC01

EA-DFPS 500 0001 SAPKGPDC01

EA-APPL 500 0001 SAPKGPAC01

P3A V500 0002 SAPKIAF502

I would like to know by only migrating the O/S could I run SAP without any change to its components?

Thanks,

Sri

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    Apr 06, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    > We are in the process of upgrading our existing O/S Windows Advance Server 2000 32 Bit to Windows 2003 Enterprise 32 Bit. The SAP version running is as below;

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    > Component Version - SAP ERP Central Component 5.0

    > Unicode System u2013 No

    > Database u2013 MS SQL 8.00.2040# (2000 Enterprise)

    > ERP Version u2013 AFS 5.00

    > Netweaver Version u2013 2004

    Since all newer servers are able to run 64bit operating system I'd go for Windows 2003 64bit instead. I'd also highly suggest upgrading SQL Server to 2005. Also be aware of the fact that 6.40 is out of general maintenance, you'd need to buy extended maintenance to get support.

    Markus

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      Note 690432 - Windows 2003 Support

      From a SAP perspective upgrades from 2000 to 2003 are supported. However, the driver model changed between those two version so you'll have to make sure, your harddisk and network card drivers etc. are present and are loaded during the upgrade. This can be tricky. And a migration to 64bit is not possible then.

      The best solution would be taking a backup and do a homogeneous system copy (backup/restore).

      Markus