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    SAP Business One: Platform Strategy - A Guideline - March 08, 2004

    Anita Anello

      The content and release versions of this note are subject to changes without prior notice. If you have further questions please contact the SAP Business One Product Management. Please understand this note as a guideline for SAP Business One Partners and SAP Business One Development. These guideline affects the following software products:

      SAP Business One
      SAP Business One Software Development Kit
      SAP Business One Add-Ons shipped by SAP
      Add-ons of Solution Partners and Premium Solution Partners
      Add-ons of Sales and Service Partners

      The following Server platforms will be part of the SAP Solution

      Validation process for the mentioned SAP Releases: MS Windows NT 4.0 Server: 6.2, 6.5, 7.0, 7.1, 7.5, 7.6

      MS Windows 2000 Server: 6.2, 6.5, 6.7, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 8.0
      MS Windows 2000 Adv. Server: 6.2, 6.5, 6.7, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 8.0
      CITRIX Metaframe XP: 6.7, 7.2, 7.6, 7.7, 8.0
      MS Windows 2003 Server : 6.5, 6.7, 7.1, 7.2, 7.5SP1, 7.6, 7.7, 8.0

      The following client platforms will be part of the SAP Solution Validation Process for the mentioned SAP Releases:

      MS Windows NT 4.0 Workstation: 6.2, 6.5, 7.0, 7.1, 7.5, 7.6
      MS Windows 2000 Professional: 6.2, 6.5, 6.7, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 8.0
      MS Windows XP Professional: 6.2, 6.5, 6.7, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 8.0
      MS Windows XP SP2 Professional : 6.5, 6.7
      Note that MS Window XP Home Edition is NOT supported.


      The following database platforms will go through the SAP Solution Validation for the mentioned SAP Releases:

      MS SQL Server 2000: 6.2, 6.5, 6.7, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 8.0
      IBM DB2 UDB Express Edt. 8.1 SP3: 6.7, 7.2, 7.7, 8.0
      Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5.1: 6.7, 7.2, 7.7, 8.0


      The following desktop systems will go through the SAP Solution Validation for the mentioned SAP Releases:

      MS Office 2000: 6.2, 6.5, 6.7, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 8.0
      MS Office 2003: 6.5 SP1, 6.7, 7.1, 7.2, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 8.0
      MS Office XP: 6.2, 6.5, 6.7, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 8.0
      Please always refer to the latest system setup guide for detailed Information. Please note that since MS Windows 2003 Server is a server operating system, the support applies to the server side installation of SAP Business One and not to the clients of the software. SAP does not support Windows 2003 Server for the SAP Business One add-ons, since those are client side add-ons. See also customer message 711782 for add-on usage. SAP Business One does not support Microsoft Windows XP in

      server either as SAP Business One server or as standalone system.

      Guideline:
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      With a new SAP Business One release, all platforms that have not entered their Non-Supported phase based on the vendors information are supported except platforms that are specifically mentioned as being not supported.


      Please check the appropriate vendor information that is available on the web.



      A SAP Business One Cluster release will fulfill the platform support of its including core release. A SAP Business One core release always has the major version number 6 or 8, a cluster relase always has the major version number 7. It is planned that the cluster releases include the following core releases:

      Cluster release includes core release:
      7.0 6.2
      7.1 6.5
      7.2 6.7
      7.5 6.2
      7.6 6.5
      7.7 6.7