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This page describes the steps for installation of SAP GUI 740 and BEx Frontend inlcuding the BEx Applications and Precalculation Server.

Here you can find the SAP Front End Installation Guide.

1 - Software & Hardware Requirements

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

  • 1995532 - BI 7.x tools in 740 - HW\SW requirements
  • 1995531 - BI 7.x tools in 740 - General Information & Limitations
  • 1995535 - BI 7.x tools in 740 DVD1 - Contents & Versions

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10 supported starting with FEP600
  • Windows 2008 Server
  • Windows 2008 R2 Server
  • Windows 2012 R2 Server

Supported Microsoft Office:

  • only 32 BIT Versions
  • Microsoft Office 2010, 2013, 2016
  • Microsoft Office 365 - Please read detail information 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

Please note:

  • SAP GUI and BEx Frontend must have the same version (for e.g. SAP GUI 7.40 fits to BI Add-On based on 7.40)
  • Its strongly recommended to use the latest patches of SAP GUI and BEx Frontend.
  • Office 64 BIT versions are NOT supported for BEx tools, see note 1995532. 

 

2 - The installation includes:

  • SAP GUI for Windows 740
  • SAP GUI Patch
  • SAP BI Addon 7.0 for SAP GUI
  • BI 7.0 AddOn Patch for GUI
  • xPreCalServer (only for Precalculation Server)

3 - Preparing the installation:

  1. Download the Frontend-DVD from the SAP Service Market Place:
  2. Extract the Frontend-DVD ZIP file.
  3. Click here: Current BI ADDON for SAP GUI 740 to download latest patchs from SAP Service Market Place:
    • SAP GUI Patch,
    • BI 7.0 Addon Patch and
    • Precalculation Server (only for Precalculation Server)

 

4 - Installation steps:

 

  1. uninstall the Frontend and SAP GUI
    Windows > Start > Control Panel > Program and Features > remove
    - SAP Business Explorer
    - SAP GUI for Windows 7.x
    - SAP BW Preclaculation Service (only on Precalculation Server)
  2. make sure that that bw containing folders were 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. restart the PC
  4. start the Front-End Installer from Frontend-CD:
    • folder: ...\BD_NW_7.0_Presentation_7.40_Comp._1_\PRES1\GUI\WINDOWS\WIN32 
    • file: SetupAll.exe
    • select/install ...
      [x] SAP GUI for Windows 7.40 (Compilation 1)
      [x] Business Explorer
  5. update to latest SAP GUI patch
  6. update to latest SAP BI AddOn patch
  7. install SAP BW Precalculation Service (only for Precalculation Server)
    • Folder: ...\BD_NW_7.0_Presentation_7.40_Comp._1_\PRES1\BI_PreCalServer
    • file: SetupAll.exe
    • select/install ...
      [x] SAP BW Precalculation Service
  8. update to latest SAP BW Precalculation patch 

5 - Installation check:

 

After installation please check the installation according wikipage BEx Front-End Installation Check.

 


Link to this page: http://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/x/QZFxFw