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BO 6.5 installation on windows 2008


I wanted to know if BO 6.5 can be installed on windows 2008 and windows 2003 server. I am not sure but i have heard that there are compatibility issues with 2003 and 2008.

Thanks in advance.

nik96159 :india: (BOB member since 2008-11-18)

Its been a long time i have not worked on BO 6.5, still as far as i remember BO 6.5 is supports Windows 2003 server and does not support the latter.

Refer the supported platforms guide for more information.

viru4808 :australia: (BOB member since 2008-01-09)

Thanks for the reply.
I tried looking on net for supported platforms guide for Bo 6.5
only link i found was

But its not working on my system. :?

nik96159 :india: (BOB member since 2008-11-18)


Check this sticky topic: SAP web page - where to find what I need?

Marek Chladny :slovakia: (BOB member since 2003-11-27)

Hi Marek & Nik,

I could not find supported platforms guide on link you mentioned above.

Here is the link to BO 6.5.4 supported platforms is:

However you need SAP ID (passport) to access this link.

For your Reference:
BO 6.5.4 supports: Windows 2000 & Windows 2003 SP1 Standard and Enterprise edition servers.

viru4808 :australia: (BOB member since 2008-01-09)

i dont have any id for this website and when i tried to register they ask for some customer number which i dont have do you know where i can get it.
I have access to supervisor, server if they contain any information.

nik96159 :india: (BOB member since 2008-11-18)


Please contact your SAP account manager or your BI manager for SAP account ID information.


viru4808 :australia: (BOB member since 2008-01-09)

any other inputs as above suggestion were not helpful.

nik96159 :india: (BOB member since 2008-11-18)

Why not simply try it? Server 2003 is definitely support. I doubt 2008 is, since it came out around the time support on 6.5 ceased. Which is not to say that it won’t work.

wahey :netherlands: (BOB member since 2007-05-31)

The configuration tool for BO6.5SP4 doesn’t work in a standard Windows 2008 installation. There’s an error (CFT 06203) configuring the orb.

Blaster :netherlands: (BOB member since 2006-03-31)


Is this the final word about compatibility of BO 6.5 SP4 with Windows 2008 (or Windows 2012) server? Anybody has positive experiences to report?


Mauro :belgium: (BOB member since 2012-03-22)

You do realize though just how old and completely outdated version 6.x really, no, really really is?

Andreas :de: (BOB member since 2002-06-20)

I know, I know…
This application should have been decommissioned years ago, but due to delays with a new system development it’s still there…
Shit happens.

Mauro :belgium: (BOB member since 2012-03-22)


We also have BO 6.5 in our environment running on Win 2003.
Plan is to go for OS upgrade to Win 2008 since MS is ceasing support soon for Win 2003, so wanted to know if someone has any clue about the compatibility.

In case anyone would have faced major challenges with BO 6.5 on Win 2008, we may drop our idea to go for this upgrade.

Thanks for help in advance.

manralchandra (BOB member since 2009-11-26)