Here’s my adventure of installing Business Objects 4.1 SP2 software on Oracle 11g.

First let’s start with the stuff that has to be done prior to the installation.

Pre Installation Steps

  1. Installing .NET 3.5 SP1

Login to server: <Server> using service account: <service_account>

Open up “Server Manager”

 

Double click on “Features” in the left panel:

Click on “Add Features” :


On the pop-up, check the “.NET Framework 3.5.1”

If this is not already installed, follow the process to acknowledge the license agreement and eventual finish installation.

In this case it is already there:


 

Installation

Run “C:BOE451041015DATA_UNITSBusinessObjectsServer_winsetup.exe


This takes about 10 minutes to extract.

Next go to C:BO451047190DATA_UNITSBusinessObjectsServer_win click setup.exe



Select the setup language as ‘English’ and click ‘OK’.


Make sure all the Prerequisites are successful and click ‘Next’.


Click ‘Next’.

Click next


Accept the License Agreement and click ‘Next’.


Enter in the license key: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

 


Select English, click ‘Next’.


Select Full and click ‘Next’.


Enter in ‘E:SAP BusinessObjects’ and click ‘Next’.


Select Configure an existing database and click ‘Next’. We want to install an Oracle database.


Select Oracle for the CMC and click ‘Next’.


Select Oracle for the Auditing database and click ‘Next’.


Select to Install the default Tomcat and click ‘Next’.


Select Configure and Install Subversion and click ‘Next’.

 



Keep the CMS default Port 6400 and click ‘Next’.

 


Enter in a Administrator Password and a Cluster Key and click ‘Next’.

 


Enter in the prebuilt Oracle information for CMS Database and click ‘Next’

Note: This should have been provided by your database administrator prior to the installation.


Enter in the prebuilt Oracle information for Auditor Database and click ‘Next’

Note: This should have been provided by your database administrator prior to the installation.


Keep the default Tomcat Ports and click ‘Next’.


Keep the default HTTP Listening Ports and click ‘Next’.


Keep the default Repository Port 3690 and set a repository password and click ‘Next’.


Select Do not configure connectivity to SMD Agent and click ‘Next’.


Select Do not configure Introscope Enterprise Manager and click ‘Next’.


Click Next to begin installation


This takes about 45-60 minutes to complete. Once this completes the Post Installation Steps need to be

Complete.


Once complete click ‘Next’.


Finish off the installation by clicking the ‘Finish’ button.

Next Open up your browser and go to url http://<server>:8080/BOE/CMC and log in with account

Username:administrator

Password:xxxxxx

 

The system configuration wizard will automatically launch

Click ‘Next’.

 

To install all the servers click ‘Next’.

 

Select the size of your deployment and click ‘Next’.

 

This displays the Specific location of the folders, click ‘Next’.


Review and if you’re happy with the products that will be installed click ‘Apply’.


Click ‘Apply’.


Click the ‘Close’ to complete the installation.

That wraps up the Business Objects 4.1 SP2 server installation if you have any questions, feel free to contact me anytime at info@vynesolutions.com.