Upgrade Path to SQL 2008 (R2) and Windows Server 2008 R2

If you want to upgrade your SAP landscape to SQL 2008 (R2) and Windows Server 2008 R2 there are two possibilities. In this blog I will explain the differences between the two approaches and the advantages and disadvantages of both. Since old SAP releases are not supported on Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server… Read more

How to virtualize SAP GUI using Microsoft App-V

  Update 5 Tuesday 06/25/2013       I added a new section at the end of the troubleshooting section in theattached paper. It talks about calling SAP GUI for Windows out of IE.There are two common methods to accomplish this :a, SSF – via SAP shortcut file : extension .sapb, SSD – via Structured Storage Document… Read more

Uneven Windows Processor Groups

The theme discussed in this blog does apply only to hardware which has more than 64 Logical Processors. All hardware with less Logical Processor threads exposed to the Operating System is not affected by the subjects described in this article. In these blog articles: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/saponsqlserver/archive/2010/09/28/windows-2008-r2-groups-processors-sockets-cores-threads-numa-nodes-what-is-all-this.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/saponsqlserver/archive/2011/04/18/how-many-logical-processors-does-sql-server-2008-r2-enterprise-edition-support.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/saponsqlserver/archive/2011/04/20/changes-in-affinity-settings-of-sql-server-2008-r2-to-support-gt-64-logical-processors.aspx we talked about Windows Server 2008 R2 and… Read more

SAP on SQL : General Update for Customers & Partners October 2011

Below is a collection of recent notes, KB articles and recommendations 1.  SAP have defaulted 100% PAGE compression of all new SAP installations, upgrades & migrations.  In order to do this please implement these OSS Notes after installation (these notes will come in Support Packs eventually): Note 1459005 – Enabling index compression for SQL Server… Read more