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How to Upgrade to BI4.1 SP06 Patch 3 to BI4.2 SP07


The purpose of this document is to up-grade SAP Business Objects Application from 4.1 SP06 Patch 3 to SAP Business Objects Application from 4.2 SP07


Environment Details:

Operating system: Windows Server 2012 64 Bit

Database: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 R2

Web Application: Tomcat 8

SAP Business Objects Tools: SAP Business Objects BI Platform for Enterprise 4.2

Installation & Configuration steps to upgrade BI4.1 SP06 to BI4.2

Pre Installation Check List:

  • Backup of file-store, tomcat configuration files & Data base:
  • Backup of CMS & Audit metadata
  • Backup of Following Configuration Files available at Tomcat (Web Tier) & BOBJ Layer (Management Tier & Processing Tier):
    • web.xml
    • server.xml
    • (If you have done any changes)
  • Make a note of recurring instance available in current environment
    • Pause all instance before doing any upgrade activity

Post Installation Check List:

  • Installation of SAP BO 4.2 SP07
  • Validate your configuration with respect to below points:
    • SSO (SAP, Windows AD, LDAP, & Others like Oracle SIEBEL)
    • Start all paused instances and check the status after schedule.
  • Validate your reports available in your environments

SAP Business Objects Platform Services 4.x SPxx PAM Documents:

1338845 – How to find Product Availability Matrix (PAM) / Supported Platforms Document for SAP BusinessObjects Products

1868888 – Where to find Support Packages or Patches for SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 3.x and 4.x? [Video]

SCN Thread related to Pre-requisite:-


Software Path in SAP Market Place:- Please refer above KBA for software details

Installation & Upgrade:-

Support Patches:-

Up gradation & Configuration Documents:-

When the prerequisite system check completes successfully, click Next

On the “SAP BusinessObjects BI platform services 4.2 SP3 setup” page, click Next.

Accept the License Agreement, and click Next.

Click on “Read agreement” related to New License Key requirement

Select Language, English (By Default) and click Next

Type a password for the CMS Administrator account, and click Next

Now we have option to select “Standard Installation”Or “To run a phase-wise installation”

Standard Installation:- Installation will complete in Single Phase
Select “Standard Installation” and click on Next

Select Web Application option if you want to deploy Tomcat Application on same box and click on Next

To start the installation, click Next

Or Second Option is Phase-wise Installation and click on Next

The installation is performed in two phases – Caching and Installation after caching.

  • Caching is the process of copying the software to the installation directory
  • Installation after caching is the actual installation process

To start the installation, click Next.

Installation is in progress

Still Application is up and running, PFB screenshot of session tab

Phase-Wise Installation is completed

Folder date modified change for below sub folders exits in SAP Business Objects Installation directory

  • Auditing
  • Serverpids
  • logging
  • win64_x64

Again we have to start the Installation and Select “Phase-Wise” Installation

Installation is in progress

Update repository in is progress

Post Installation Steps, Click on Next

Installation is Completed, Click on Next

Relevant Systems
These enhancements were successfully implemented in the following systems:

  • SAP Business Objects Platform Services 4.2 SP7

This document is relevant for:

  • SAP Business Objects Administrator

Reference Material:
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.2

Installation, Upgrade, Deployment:

What’s New BI Platform 4.2 SP7:

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.2 SP7 Product Availability Matrix:

SAP BusinessObjects BI platform 4.1 Architecture diagram (PDF)

To see the Adobe Flash version of the 4.0 architecture, see:

SAP BusinessObjects BI4 Sizing Guide

SAP BI 4.2 SP7: What’s New in Web Intelligence

SAP BI 4.2 – BI Platform New Features

How to Upgrade to BI4.0

All you need to know before upgrading to BI4.0

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Upgrade – Overview

Official Product Tutorials – SAP BO BI Suite

How to Upgrade to BI4.1 SP06 to BI4.2 Steps


2740939 – SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 SP7 Upgrade Guide

2740955 – SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite 4.2 SP7 Release Restrictions

2740960 – SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite 4.2 SP7 What’s New

2740900 – SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 SP7 Installation Guides for Windows and Unix

2825177 – BI Platform 4.2 SP7 Patch 4 has encountered errors during the installation process

2801734 – Web Intelligence document hangs or displays no data when opened from Google Chrome version 75.0.3770.80

2802773 – Scheduled reports with contexts fail

2271474 – RUBI42 – Too many Lumira temp files causing out of disc space error

2843353 – Opendocument link from Lumira dashboard to Web Intelligence document opens blank window

2446234 – Schedule Lumira report fails with error: Not a valid logon token (FWB 00003)

2636305 – Opening Lumira Designer Application shows “Could not load query error”

2124330 – max no of 404 conversations exceeded 

2451830 – Windows Updates needed for Successful Installation of / Update to SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 SP04 & above / 4.1 SP10 & above


What’s New in Fiorified BI Launch Pad: SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP7

How to Send an Email Notification in the Automation Framework: SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP7

SAML 2.0 Authentication: SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP7

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1: Deployment Best Practices

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP7: LMBI Measurement Demo

Phase-Wise Installation: SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 SP3

Folder & Category Links: SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP7

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      Author's profile photo Khalid Al-Mansoor
      Khalid Al-Mansoor

      Dear Daya,


      is the installation in the same server or in new server?

      can you please make a video in youtube?