Caboodle – Part 6 – BOBJ4 Client Tools Install
Continuing from my last blog, Caboodle – Part 5 – BW Client from NSP
Client Tools are the BOBJ4 specific programs such as Interactive Analysis (Web Intelligence), Advanced Anaysis(web edition/voyager), BI Launch Pad(InfoView), etc.
All Client tools are 32bit, and no license keys are required.
2.8.2011 update: SP2 will cleanly install. No need for any previous installations. Note: Screen shots below were taken during SP0 install, however, the installation process, on the surface, is identical to SP2.
Unlike previous SPs I have installed, SP1 requires the original SP0, found here from the SMP
Software Downloads->Installations and Upgrades->Browse our Download Catalog->SAP BusinessObjects portfolio->SBOP BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE PLATFORM (SBOP ENTERPRISE)->SBOP BI PLATFORM 4.0->Installation and Upgrade->WINDOWS
Install Client Tools
After downloading, I like to manually extract, and run the setup from the extracted directory.
Install took about 1:15 mins
The “setup.exe”, found in
Just as a side issue, if you run the “setup.exe”, and nothing appears to happen, it could be because the file path length (260 chars) has been exceeded. Simply move the extracted directory to the root. Also check that a “setup.exe” is present in Windows Task Manager.
Carrying on …
I kept the default language
I accepted the license
No further Languages
Can’t do anything on this screen
Now for the options. I kept the defaults. Here they all are …
Now ready to install
Off it goes
1:15 mins later, install done
Here are the Client Tools Programs
and here in Control Panel->Programs and Features
All in, now for the SP1
I was going to just show the screen shots of the changes, however, I changed my mind, thinking, all the screen shots would be more precise and easier to understand.
The same principles apply to extration, and running the “setup.exe”.
The only interesting part of this install was that it took around 15 mins, and the prerequisite screen is slightly different, as it requires SP0.
Accept the License
15 minutes later, “Finish”
In Control Panel->Programs and Features is the SP1 (SP01) update
No extra Programs or anything
If you wish to test some of the Client Tools, you may be prompted for your BOBJ environment.
Supply your hostname of the CMC, user, and password
In my case, it was the beginning of the Wizard in the Universe Design Tool
That’s good enough for me
Continue on to my next blog, Caboodle – Part 7 – BOBJ4 Live Office Install