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Welcome to the SAP on Windows community where you find interesting blogs, documents, and can get help from community. Join conversations with experienced experts for SAP NetWeaver based topics onWindows Server OS.

Additionally, many hints and operations help related documents about Windows Failover Cluster can be found here.


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SAP Systems on Windows Server 2019

SAP now supports Windows Server 2019. As for the appropriate prerequisites and supported databases / SAP product versions please check the SAP Product Availability Matrix (PAM).

Read this SAP Note

SAP Product Availability Matrix (PAM)

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Check out the Cluster Check Tool

Use collected configuration and logging data from your Windows Server Failover Cluster to validate your configuration.

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SAP Note 2624843

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Speculative Execution Side-Channel Vulnerabilities

Many modern processors and operating systems, including chipsets from Intel, AMD, and ARM are affected by a new class of vulnerabilities that are called "speculative execution side-channel attacks". Find out what you can do to get all available protection.

Microsoft Support

SAP Note 2585591

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How to Protect SAP Applications against L1 Terminal Fault Exploit?

The L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) is a new variant of speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities that might occur on Intel CPUs. Even when L1TF has no direct impact on the SAP application, protecting the underlying technology layers might impact the performance of your SAP application.

SAP Note 2680466


Expert Content

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SAP NetWeaver Applications on Google Cloud Platform

SAP now supports SAP NetWeaver applications on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). As for prerequisites, supported versions and products, check SAP Note 2456432 or the corresponding WIKI page.

SAP Note 2456432

SAP on GCP

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VMware vSphere: Possible Performance Degradation on Windows

If you use Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 or 2016 guests With VMware vSphere and you experience an increased rate of "Recewed Dropped Packets", see this blog for more information.

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SAP Systems on Windows Server 2016

SAP now supports Windows Server 2016. As for the appropriate prerequisites and supported databases / SAP product versions please check the SAP Product Availability Matrix (PAM).

SAP Product Availability Matrix (PAM)

SAP Note 2384179

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Known Issue With Windows Server 2008 on Current Processor Generations

SAP executables for SAP NetWeaver release 7.45 that run on Windows Server 2008 and use the newest processor generations crash when using math functions.

SAP Note 2330836

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How to use Windows Organizational Units in Software Provisioning Manager

Starting with the delivery of SP 10, which is part of SL Toolset 1.0 SPS 16, the SAP installer Software Provisioning Manager (SWPM) supports Active Directory-based Organizational Units (OUs).

SAP Note 2247673

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No Extended Support of SAP Products on Windows Server 2003 after July 14, 2015

Extended support of SAP Products on Windows Server 2003 ends on July 14, 2015.

SAP Note 2135423


Latest Questions and Answers
data refresh working with windows 7 but not in windows 10 using Analysis for office 2.3.1.60279

data refresh working with windows 7 but not in windows 10 using Analysis for office 2.3.1.60279

June 5th, 2019
Runtime for Windows 2019

Hi, with SP7 the CR Desinger supports Windows 2019. Does the SP25 of the CR Runtime support Windows 2019? Regards Joerg

May 24th, 2019
hdbuserstore on MS Windows

Hi Guys, We know that all SAP services from PAS on MS Windows environment runs as "SAPService" user. Here I have the follow enviroment, SAP HANA 2.0 running on Linux and all the PAS are running on MS ...

Is supported the combination SAP-Vsphere-Windows Server 2019 ?

Hello I would like to know if lastest SAP release can be installed on VSphere Vmware and using Windows Server 2019 as guest. Thanks

ADS Server service won't start

I'm trying to install a new 12.2 version of ADS on our database server. The service is not running, and when I try to start it it fails with error 7044, logs say a registered copy of the ADS is alread...

April 22nd, 2019
What loading mechanism is used when a template table is used in BODS?

When loading data into a table called TableA (existed in Database and added to the Dataflow), it takes a lot of time(3 hours for 300,000 records) but when directed to a temp table ( let's call it Tabl...


Latest Blogs
Scripting SAP MMC Operations

SAP MMC is a graphical user interface designed for performing administrative operations on SAP instances on Windows. It is based on the Microsoft Management Console, which does not allow any scripting...

7 Methods To Retrieve The Version Of SAP Executables

During support situations, you might often be asked to upgrade the executables of your system (often called kernel) to a current release. But which version is running in your system? Here are several ...

New Enqueue Replicator in Failover Cluster environments

In this blog, I will show you the new Enqueue Server 2 in conjunction with the new Enqueue Replicator. You will learn the differences to the old Enqueue Replication Server (ERS) and the changes in the...

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SAP support for Windows Server 2019

SAP has just released some of its products for Windows Server 2019. In my opinion, this new Windows Server version really has some cool new features. You can clearly see the focus that Microsoft has d...

March 15th, 2019
SAP clustered resources explained in detail

You are running NetWeaver-based SAP applications on a Windows Failover Cluster. This blog will explain the details of the cluster resources’ properties and how they work together. We start with a scre...

January 29th, 2019
Can I run an SAP system in different network subnets?

This blog will explain that it is possible to run an SAP system in different subnets and why a reboot of the whole SAP system is necessary if the (A)SCS instance will be moved to a different subnet, f...

November 13th, 2018

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