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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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      1. 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,




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