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Installing SAP BusinessObjects 4.1 on Windows 7 (for evaluation purpose)

Installing SAP BusinessObjects 4.1 Server on Windows 7


Open file product.seed.xml under “51046778\DATA_UNITS\BusinessObjectsServer_win\dunit\product.businessobjects64-4.0-core-32” using text editor. Then modify the “AllowedSuffix” value into Workstation (line 1520):

  <prerequisite id=”getWindowsVersionPreReq 2″ description=”#prereq.WindowsServerVersionPreReqText#” reason=”#prereq.WindowsServerVersionPreReqNotOkText#” type=”error”>

    <action id=”CompareVersion”>

      <arg name=”maxVersion” value=””/>

      <arg name=”minVersion” value=”6.0″/>

      <arg name=”VersionNeedToCompare” value=”[$os.version]”/>

      <arg name=”Property” value=”Windows2008Above”/>

      <arg name=”AllowedSuffix” value=“Workstation”/>

    </action>

    <condition property=”Windows2008Above” value=”1″/>

  </prerequisite>

Installing SAP BusinessObjects Explorer 4.1 on Windows 7


Open file product.seed.xml under “51046788_4\51046788_\DATA_UNITS\Explorer_win\dunit\product.explorer-4.0-core-32” using text editor. Then modify the “AllowedSuffix” value into Workstation (line 154):

  <prerequisite id=”getWindowsVersionPreReq 2″ description=”#prereq.WindowsServerVersionPreReqText#” reason=”#prereq.WindowsServerVersionPreReqNotOkText#” type=”error”>

    <action id=”CompareVersion”>

      <arg name=”maxVersion” value=””/>

      <arg name=”minVersion” value=”6.0″/>

      <arg name=”VersionNeedToCompare” value=”[$os.version]”/>

      <arg name=”Property” value=”Windows2008Above”/>

      <arg name=”AllowedSuffix” value=“Workstation”/>

    </action>

    <condition property=”Windows2008Above” value=”1″/>

  </prerequisite>

credit to: SAKIMAN from http://www.forumtopics.com/busobj/viewtopic.php?t=209291&sid=06e14e8005546042dd3536b2c761a39e

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      Author's profile photo Mike Howles
      Mike Howles

      Very cool, thanks for this!  Was tired of having to spin up a Win2k8 Server instance for a silly pre-req reason when I had the suspicion Win7 had everything I really needed, but I didn't know where to look.  This is awesome.

      Author's profile photo Brian Thomas
      Brian Thomas

      Please note that Workstation class operating systems are not defined as a supported platform for the BI 4.1 Server products and therefore have not been tested by SAP.

       

      As such there will be a high probability that you will encounter issues using these platforms that are beyond the scope of SAP support.

       

      reference BI4.1 PAM:

       

      http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/index?rid=/library/uuid/507d3365-009b-3010-04b0-e5abc8f00c91&overridelayout=true

       

      Regards,

      Brian

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      Former Member

      Very nice.. How about Data Services 4.1?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello, Faruq,

       

      Thank you very much for the valuable information. I am stuck up with Information Platform Services. Build Version is 14.1.2.1121.

       

      Is there a way to edit the xml file to do the same for Information Platform Services??

       

      Please advice me.

       

      Regards,

      Raj

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      Former Member

      Got it, we need to edit the Product.seed XML file under

       

      51047182\DATA_UNITS\IPS_win\dunit\product.minibip-4.0-core-32 location just as we did for BI.

       

      IPS isntalled successfully and working fine.

       

      Regards,

      Raj

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      Former Member

      Hello every one,

       

      I used this tip to install SBOP 4.1 SP1 in my Windows 7 machine. Now I'm trying to do an upgrade to SP4 but the installer fails with a Windows version prerequisite (required version for Windows 7 SP1). The thing is, I do have SP1 for Windows 7 installed. After unpacking the setup files I tried updating the product.seed.xml file located in dunit\product.businessobjects64-4.0-core-32 , as described in this post for the platform installation but it still fails..

       

      Any help is appreciated...SP4 update windows version fail.png

      Author's profile photo Teuku Faruq
      Teuku Faruq
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Ricardo,

       

      First of all, as the disclaimer said, this practice is for evaluation purpose only. On editing the file, did you edit the right "AllowedSuffix"? Its default value was Server and we have to change it into Workstation. I did fresh install instead of upgrade and it works.

       

      Cheers,

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      Former Member

      Hello Faruq,

       

      Yes fresh install works on Windows 7, upgrade, it seems, doesn't. :s

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      Former Member

      I have same problem with Ricardo, trying to upgrade to SP4, but still got the Windows version failed03-10-2014 2-16-53 PM.png

      SP4+update+windows+version+fail.png

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Amon,

       

      • Unzip the patch

      I have unzipped the patch "BIPLATSVR4104_0-20010870.exe". A new folder created with name "BIPLATSVR4104_0-20010870"

      • Navigate to below path.

      C:\BIPLATSVR4104_0-20010870\dunit\product.boe64.patch-4.1.4.0-core-32\

      • Edit the file “product.seed.xml” (clone it before do the below change)
      • Find <prerequisite id="getWindowsVersionPreReq"
      • Change the word SERVER to Workstation (like below)

      <arg name="AllowedSuffix" value="Workstation"/>

      • Save the file.
      • Try the installation again. It should work.

       

      /Kiruba v.r.

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      Former Member

      Thank you Kiruba, now its work

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      Former Member

      Will this work for windows 8.1 ?

      Author's profile photo Balaji Vivekanandan
      Balaji Vivekanandan

      hi,

      I have changed as per the above given instruction, and tried to install in Windows 8 (32 bit), I got an error like ( 64 bit Operating system - Critical - Failed ) ,any possibility toinstall in my 32 bit OS version ?kindly guide me

      Author's profile photo Balaji Vivekanandan
      Balaji Vivekanandan

      hi Experts,

       

      anyone able to guide/help here....

      Author's profile photo Jawahar Konduru
      Jawahar Konduru

      This is not officially supported. Server should be installed on Server OS. not on client OS.

      Author's profile photo Teuku Faruq
      Teuku Faruq
      Blog Post Author

      Guys, as Jawahar Konduru said this is not officials and for fun / experiment purpose.

       

      Answer to Balaji question, BOBJ 4.x is 64bit only.

       

      Answer to Kevin, kernel for windows server 2008 R2 and windows server 7 is NT 6.1, this is the first assumption when I wrote this article. For windows 8.1, it seems like using NT 6.3 same as windows server 2012 R2. Source: Comparison of Microsoft Windows versions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      Author's profile photo Hari Srinivasa Reddy
      Hari Srinivasa Reddy

      Dear All,

       

      You can't install BO 4.x Server software on OS of  Windows 7 32 Bit. It should be 64 bit.

       

      They are ways to convert from 32 bit 64 bit (please read in OS forums). Once it is covered then you can install by changing parameter in "product.seed.xml" from "Server" to "Workstation" as below


      <arg name="AllowedSuffix" value="Workstation"/>

       

      With regards,

      Hari