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This page describes a step-by-step installation of SAP GUI 770 and the BEx Frontend inlcuding the BEx Applications and the Precalculation Server.

1 - Software & Hardware Requirements

General Information:

  • 2950220 - BI 7.x tools in 770 - General Information & Limitations
  • 2950276 - BI 7.x tools in 770 DVD1 - Contents & Versions
  • 1995532 - BI 7.x tools - HW\SW requirements and Compatibility of Microsoft Operating Systems and Office Products
  • 3040909 - Business Explorer Patches for SAPGUI 7.70
  • 3015197 - BW 7.x precalculation service SP01 - GUI 7.70

Supported operating systems and Office versions

  • 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 8.1 / 10 / Server 2012 / 2012 R2 / 2016 / 2019
  • ONLY 32 bit versions of Microsoft Excel 2010 / 2013 / 2016 / Office 365

It is 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 7.70 Compilation 1 Presentation 1 from the SAP Service Market Place:
  2. Download the SAP GUI 7.70 latest patch.  See step 1 on wiki page: Current BI ADDON for SAP GUI 770
  3. Download the BI 7.0 ADDON FOR SAP GUI 7.70 latest patch (also called Business Explorer, BI Components, Frontend Patch or FEP). See step 2 on wiki page: Current BI ADDON for SAP GUI 770
  4. only on Precalculation Server: Download the Precalculation Server latest patch See step 3 on wiki page: Current BI ADDON for SAP GUI 770


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 SAPGUI base Installation:
    • Extract the SAPGUI 770 Compilation ZIP file: 50152942_2.zip
    • Run: ...\BD_NW_7.0_Presentation_7.70_Comp._1_\PRES1\GUI\WINDOWS\Win32\SetupAll.exe 
    • select/install ...
      [x] SAP GUI for Windows 7.70 (Compilation 1)
      [x] Business Explorer
  4. start the latest SAP GUI patch installer: GUI770_(...)exe
  5. start the latest SAP BI Addon patch installer: BIADDON770SP(...)exe
  6. only for Precalculation Server: start the latest SAP BW Precalculation service patch installer: BIPRECAL770SP(...)exe

4 - Installation check:

After installation we recommend checking the installation according to BEx Front-End Installation Check.


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


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