As any other consultant my who professinal working universe is right inside my notebook. And being the techno geek one has to have the latest and greatest OS on one’s notebook. So I have WinXP pro on the notebook. Being a EP5 dude also mandates to have that on the notebook, so gotta have win2k on the box. Since I also love the penguins and I am awaiting Netweaver/EP6 release on Linux I also have Redhat 9 on the same notebook. So in short I have 3 OSes on it. When I am working on day to day stuff OS is XP. When ever I need to do portal work I would switch to Win2k. Linux has been kindda dormant.
When EP6 became GA and I wrote Part 1 of this series I had done the install on Win2k part of my notebook. But then after reading about EP6 on MSDE and some good blogs from Oliver , I ventured into using the same Database files and EP6 files to run portal on Win2k and XP
So far I have been able to do this. But on XP my CPU usage is constantly 100%. For now for learning purposes I will run EP6 on Win2k and R&D would be done on Win XP. If any one has someclue about 100% CPU usage please send in a helping email or comment below.
Update I had started experiencing problems in the portal on both i.e. Win2k as well as Win XP. So I ended up removing the EP6 install and then reinstalling EP6 on WinXP only. Earlier experience of installing on both was quite helpful. Be advised EP6 is not supported on WinXP. I happen to do it as XP is my day to day work OS and this way i won’t have to switch between different OSes.