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FAQs

Which editions of Windows Server 2016 are supported?

SAP supports the Standard Edition and Data Center Edition for its main products. Please keep in mind that only the Windows Server 2016 Long Term Servicing Branch will be supported. The “Current Branch for Business” (CPP) and the Nano Server won’t be supported. As for the installation you will have to use the “Server with Desktop Experience” option only. For more information, see the Product Availability Matrix (PAM) at https://support.sap.com/pam.

Which SAP products are supported on Windows Server 2016?

The information will be available in the Product Availability Matrix (PAM) at https://support.sap.com/pam.

Which databases are supported on Windows Server 2016?

The information will be available in the Product Availability Matrix (PAM) at https://support.sap.com/pam.

How do I upgrade an older SAP system running on Windows to Windows Server 2016?

SAP supports the full upgrade that is supported by Microsoft for Windows Server 2016. That means for non-clustered systems Inplace Upgrades will be possible without the need of a system copy. For Inplace upgrades of existing Windows Server 2016 Failover Clusters, see SAP Note 2419847.

Do I require a new SAP kernel for Windows Server 2016?

 You require at least SAP kernel 7.21_EXT.

Why should I use Windows Server 2016?

SAP always recommends using the latest Windows OS version as soon as it has been released for SAP products. The latest OS version has many feature enhancements as well as corrections to the previous version. For more information about Windows Server 2016, see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/windows-server.

Where do I find information about running an SAP system on Windows in virtual and cloud environments?

For support prerequisites of SAP applications on Windows in virtual environments, see SAP Notes for Virtual and Cloud Environments.
For development updates, known support issues and operation of SAP applications in virtual and cloud environments, check the Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure Community and the following pages

SAP on Microsoft Hyper-V
SAP on VMware vSphere
SAP on IBM INxHY
SAP on Amazon Web Services
SAP on Microsoft Azure

Related SAP Notes

2384179 - SAP Systems on Windows Server 2016

 

 

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