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FAQs

Which editions of Windows Server 2012 are supported?

SAP supports the Standard Edition and Data Center Edition for its main products. For more information, see the Product Availability Matrix (PAM) at http://service.sap.com/pam. Server Core for Windows Server 2012 is supported on hypervisor level, but not on guest operating system level where your SAP application is installed.

Which SAP products are supported on Windows Server 2012?

For more information on the release road map for SAP applications that are based on SAP NetWeaver, see SAP Note 1752767 (SMP login required). As soon as SAP supports its products on Windows Server 2012, the information is available in the Product Availability Matrix (PAM) at http://service.sap.com/pam. 

Which databases are supported on Windows Server 2012?

For more information, see the Product Availability Matrix (PAM) at http://service.sap.com/pam.

How do I upgrade an older SAP system running on Windows Server 2003 to an SAP release running on Windows Server 2012?

SAP supports the upgrade of an older SAP release on Windows 2012 via a system copy. For more information, see the relevant SAP notes and 1DX.

Do I require a new SAP kernel for Windows Server 2012?

You require at least SAP kernel 7.20_EXT.

Why should I use Windows Server 2012?

SAP system landscapes will mainly benefit from the new Hyper-V version and an easier system administration with the new PowerShell. For more information about the new features, see: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn250019.

Where do I find information about running an SAP system on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V?

For more information, see SAP on Microsoft Hyper-V.

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