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Frequently Asked Questions - SAP on Windows Server 2012 R2

FAQs

Which editions of Windows Server 2012 R2 are supported?

SAP supports the Standard Edition and Data Center Edition for its main products. For more information, see the Product Availability Matrix (PAM) at http://service.sap.com/pam. Server Core for Windows Server 2012 R2 is supported on hypervisor level, but not on guest operating system level where your SAP application is installed.

Which SAP products are supported on Windows Server 2012 R2?

The information is available in the Product Availability Matrix (PAM) at http://service.sap.com/pam.

Which databases are supported on Windows Server 2012 R2?

The information is available in the Product Availability Matrix (PAM) at http://service.sap.com/pam.

How do I upgrade an older SAP system running on Windows Server 2003 to an SAP release running on Windows Server 2012 R2?

SAP supports the upgrade of an older SAP release on Windows Server 2012 R2 via a system copy. For more information, see the relevant SAP notes and SCN.

Do I require a new SAP kernel for Windows Server 2012 R2?

You require at least SAP kernel 7.21_EXT.

Why should I use Windows Server 2012 R2?

SAP always recommends using the latest Windows OS version as soon as it has been released for SAP products. The latest OS version has many feature enhancements as well as corrections to the previous version. For more information about Windows Server 2012 R2, see http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/windows-server-2012-r2/default.aspx

Where do I find information about running an SAP system on Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V?

For more information, see Virtualization on Windows.

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