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Planning on installing 3.1 or 3.2 on windows 2003 server 32 bit

Can you please tell me, I am planning on instlalling BODS 3.1 or 3.2 version are there lot of differences with in these two versions.

I am working mostly on 3.2, have'nt got a chnace to see 3.1.

What steps are involved in installing the software can i use IIS or it has to be tomcat which is better?

thank you all for the helpful info.

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    Posted on Feb 09, 2012 at 03:11 PM

    Please also note that Data Services 3.2 will reach end of life for technical support at the end of this year. So going to Data services 4.0 would be the most valuable use of your time. Data Services 4.0 does require BOE 4.0 (see release notes/documentation for the correct versions). It also requires 64-bit operating system. Refer to the supported platforms guide for more information as well as the documentation on the site http://help.sap.com > SAP BusinessObjects > All Products > English > Then Choose Data Services in the first drop down and the 4.0 docs in the second drop down.

    Thanks,

    Denise

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  • Posted on Feb 09, 2012 at 01:35 PM

    Hi,

    Data Services version 3.1 has reached end-of-life and is not supported by SAP anymore.

    Data Services latest version is 4.0. There are differences from 3.2 to 4.0 concerning security features because of its integration with BOE, and integration with SAP applications.

    Both versions can deploy during installation the Tomcat as a web application server. But you can choose different server types, such as JBoss, WebLogic, WebSphere among others.

    Regards,

    Pedro

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