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This page describes a step-by-step installation of SAP GUI 760 and the BEx Frontend inlcuding the BEx Applications and the Precalculation Server.

1 - Software & Hardware Requirements

Following notes describe general information, Software & Hardware requirements and limitations for BEx Analyzer:

  • 2738382 - BI 7.x tools in 760 - General Information & Limitations
  • 2738392 - BI 7.x tools in 760 DVD1 - Contents & Versions
  • 1995532 - BI 7.x tools - HW\SW requirements and Compatibility of Microsoft Operating Systems and Office Products
  • 1995537 - BW 7.X Precalculation - General & Info. Limitations

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016

Supported Microsoft Office:

  • only 32 Bit Office versions for the BEx tools, see note 1995532. 
  • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016
  • Microsoft Office 365 - details in note 1973324.

.NET Framework

  • Versions 3.0, 4.0, 4.5 and 4.6 are supported
  • Version 2.0 is mandatory and should be installed along with a newer version

Its strongly recommended to use the latest patches of SAP GUI and the BEx Frontend, here is why:

 

2 - Downloading the installation files:

  1. Download the SAP GUI 7.60 Compilation 1 Presentation DVD from the SAP Service Market Place:
  2. Download the SAP GUI 7.60 latest patch.  See step 1 on wiki page: Current BI ADDON for SAP GUI 760
  3. Download the BI 7.0 ADDON FOR SAP GUI 7.60 latest patch (also called Business Explorer, BI Components, Frontend Patch or FEP). See step 2 on wiki page: Current BI ADDON for SAP GUI 760
  4. only on Precalculation Server: Download the Precalculation Server latest patch See step 3 on wiki page: Current BI ADDON for SAP GUI 760

 

3 - (Re)installation steps:

  1. uninstall the Frontend and SAP GUI
    Windows > Start > Control Panel > Program and Features > Uninstall the following
    - SAP BW Preclaculation Service (only on Precalculation Server)
    - SAP Business Explorer
    - SAP GUI for Windows
  2. make sure that these folders are deleted:
    - C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP\Business Explorer\BI
    - C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP\Business Explorer\BI_Prec (only on Precalculation Server)
    - C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP\FrontEnd\Bw
    - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\SAP Shared\BW
  3. start the Front-End Installer from the Frontend-DVD:
    • Extract the SAPGUI 760 Core Frontend-DVD ZIP file.
    • Run: ...\BD_NW_7.0_Presentation_7.60_Comp._1_\PRES1\GUI\WINDOWS\Win32\SetupAll.exe 
    • select/install ...
      [x] SAP GUI for Windows 7.60 (Compilation 1)
      [x] Business Explorer
  4. start the latest SAP GUI patch installer
  5. start the latest SAP BI Addon patch installer
  6. only for Precalculation Server: start the latest SAP BW Precalculation patch installer

4 - Installation check:

After installation pleas check the installation according to wiki page BEx Front-End Installation Check.


Link to this page: https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/x/ogEbHw


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