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BI 4.2 SP4 to SP5 Update

In this blog, I would like to share steps that followed to Update BI from 4.2 SP4 to SP5.

BI 4.2 SP5 got Few Enhancements which are useful to BI Admin’s .

Environment: Windows

Existing BI Version: BI 4.2 SP4

Upgraded BI Version: BI 4.2 SP5

Database: Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Pre-requisites to be followed:

  1. CMS (Central Management Server) –> Should be Up and running
  2. Input/output Repository –> Should be up and running
  3. CMS Database
  4. Need to backup of Tomcat Configuration Files
  5. Need to Take DB backup
  6. Before Upgrading we need to check PAM


we have two types of Files for BI

  1. Full Bundle Installation
  2. Update File

BI 4.2 SP5 Update Files.


Provide your CMS name and enter Administrator Password

from 4.2 Release we have 2 options to Install BI

1. Standard Installation

2. Phase-wise Installation (Reduced Downtime)

after Installation we did not see Promotion management wizard.

whenever updates are performed already existing components are upgraded where promotion management wizard is a new enhancement in SP5. Selected modified installation from Control Panel and then selected “Promotion Management Wizard”

New Features Present in BI 4.2 SP5 will be covered in Another blog……





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      Author's profile photo arjun narayanan
      arjun narayanan

      Are the steps and process same if I am updating from version 4.1 SP5 to 4.2 SP5?

      Author's profile photo Siva Subramaniam
      Siva Subramaniam

      Yes, the steps are the same.

      Author's profile photo arjun narayanan
      arjun narayanan

      Thank you!

      Author's profile photo Mohammed Aarif
      Mohammed Aarif

      Dear All,



      I have updated BOBJ Server 4.2 SP03 to 4.2 SP05 successfully but now IDT tool is not an open session with CMS, giving me an internal error.

      IDT and UDT tools showing in CMC application tab.CMC version 4.2 SP05.

      BI Launchpad version 4.2 sp05 but IDT version showing 4.2 SP03 old version.






      Best Regards,



      Author's profile photo Marcos Reis
      Marcos Reis


      I´ve updated  from 4.2 SP4 so after that Apache Tomcat services was removed.

      Can you help me?


      Thank you.