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[XI 3.1] Service Pack 2 is now avaliable

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:15 pm 
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Before you run off and download and deploy you need to check what FP of 3.1 you are on.

This service pack only covers up to and including FP1.5. banghead.gif cuss.gif Notice the Emoticons used, yes folks you read it right FP 1.5.

So, if you have FP 1.6 installed DO NOT LOAD THIS SP, you need to wait for the 2.x FP to come out to catch things up.

From the Fixed Issues Guide:
"This Service Pack includes all XI 3.1 FixPacks up to 1.5. Note If you install XI 3.1 SP2 in top of FixPack 1.6 or later, reinstall the
latest 2.x FixPack
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Link to Fixed Issues guide: https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1356690

Now I wonder who made this wonderful decision. Issue a SP logic would say it covers all CURRENT FP since SP1..... mad.gif

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Ta for the headsup - so to get the proposed new ''bells and whistles'' you have to re-apply the latest fixes ... interesting choice, I guess it's best to wait form someone else to see if it actually works thereafter icon_wink.gif
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:45 am 
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A ServicePack has to be developed, there has to be cut-off date for what "features", bug fixes, etc. will be included. So it has been this way for quite some time, and as long as it is stated clearly, which previously FixPacks are covered, that is fine with me.

Now, I have to say I do not know what exactly is included with FixPack 1.6 anyway icon_rolleyes.gif

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:17 am 
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and in wich part of the [Censured] BO-SAP website daedalus can it be downloaded ?

Found !

Downloads > SAP Support Packages > Support Packages and Patches - Entry by Application Group (left menu) > BOBJ ENTERPRISE XI 3.1

BOBJLIVEOFFICE02_0-10007443.EXE BOBJ LiveOffice XI 3.1 ServicePack 2

ENTERPRISE02_0-10007443.EXE BOE XI 3.1 ServicePack 2 (Server + Client)

ENTRPRSECLNTTLS02_0-10007443.EXE BOE XI 3.1 ServicePack 2 (Client Tools)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:47 am 
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Thanks for the update.

I've been waiting on SP2 for quite some time as we're currently platformed with XIr2 SP4 and want to go straight up to r3SP2.

I must remember not to install any 1.x fixpacks once SP2 is in place, and wait for FP2.x instead.

Nothing is ever straighforward with BO/SAP. Makes me wonder why I bothered waiting for SP2 if SP1:FP1.5 more or less does the same job banghead.gif
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:17 am 
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Because BOE XI R3 SP2 offers loads of new functionality/features! thumbsup.gif
See here for some details.

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Bad decision to post BOE XI R3 SP2 under BOE XI R3.1 crazy.gif

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:23 am 
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Actually now I think about it, I may have been a little premature here. I was actually looking for Release 3.2 rather than Release 3.1 SP2. I had heard 3.2 was due to be released this quarter. I think I got a little over excited on this occasion, when in actual fact it is only a SP upgrade for 3.1.

Don't know whether to go with 3.1 SP2 now, or wait until later in the qtr for 3.2
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Uhh, is XI R3.1 SP2 not the same as XI R3.2 icon_question.gif crazy.gif
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:08 am 
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Andreas wrote:
Uhh, is XI R3.1 SP2 not the same as XI R3.2 icon_question.gif crazy.gif


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:24 am 
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In Fix Pack 1.7 is a critical hot fix to Qaaws to fix a timeout issue.

Also, this is 3.1 so post to 3.1....The post in SAP world shows 3.1

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:44 am 
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Hi

Yes, the latest SP2 is available on the SAP Support site, but it took about 90 minutes to install the Sp2 on my system....strange. Usually it takes up to 20 or smth like that with the previous release - XIR2..
Os:Windows ; CPU : Core2Duo , 8gb of memory....

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:57 am 
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Antremons wrote:
but it took about 90 minutes to install the Sp2 on my system


You are lucky ! Yesterday, It took us very more time to patch our Proof Of Concept platform !!

Started at 8PM yesterday, it has been completed according to the BOE_SP2_Install_0.log file at 4AM this morning : Then, approximatively 8 hours to complete icon_eek.gif

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Hint: Turn off the Anti Virus software and you will shave off about 50% of the install time.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:52 am 
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For my client, there is an important fix in 1.6 about WebI refresh, Prompts and row level restriction: ADAPT01215611.

I've not tested the fixpacks yet but what I can say is Bug Fixes are more importants than improvements so I guess the interesting new functionalities will wait on the bench for a little longer.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:03 pm 
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So if I install SP2 then I will have regressed any issues that FP1.7 has addressed with Qaaws?

If SP2 covers only up to FP 1.5 what new features are available with SP2 that would warrant the installation of SP2 once we have just compeleted the FP1.7 installation in our production environment?

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