How to download and install SAP BO BI free trial versions

Most of us wanted to install SAP BO BI latest version in our own machine and learn new features of SAP BO BI releases. To get that latest releases you can register and download the latest SAP BO BI versions from below link and learn yourself by installing SAP BO BI server & client tools in your personal PC and get familiarized with latest updates and features.

SAP BO BI Free trails link

Above link will be re-directed to the SAP register page.

Step 1: Register with SAP in order to receive your trial license key via email (required for installation)
Step 2: Download the Business Objects Server (SAP BO BI 4.2 SP5 versions) and Client software
Step 3: Once the files are downloaded, please extract the ZIP file.

You cannot install the SAP BO BI 4.2 SP5 server into your personal machine which runs on windows clients like Windows 7/8/10 and you will thrown the below error message and you cannot continue further for the installation.

By default, SAP BO BI 4.2 server cannot be installed in personal PC which uses Windows 7 / 8 /10 OS rather it will work only on server-based OS like windows Server 2012, etc.

There is a work around to change the installation file to convert the Server to compatible to install in personal PC OS (Windows 7 /8 / 10)

Before we start our installation process, in order to install it in our desktop, unzip the compressed file and go to the file: product.seed.XML (Path: DATA_UNITS\BusinessObjectsServer_win\dunit\product.businessobjects64-4.0-core-32)

Edit the file with AllowedSuffix value from “Server to Workstation”.

Once you updated the above file, please click the setup.exe and then the installation will start.

Now you can see the updates as the windows client version is compatible to install the SAP BO BI 4.2 server.

Once you selected the Install type, setup will continue the remaining installation.

You can also download the client tools from the above mentioned link and install in your machine and enjoy your new leanings.

Please feel free to post your comments and I am happy to assist your queries.

9 thoughts on “How to download and install SAP BO BI free trial versions

  1. Hi there, Thank you for this information , questions : Is there an expiration date for this trial version ? If so can one request a new key ? If this is not allowed does SAP offer a BusinessObjects license for developers ?
    Thanks for your reply.

  2. HI
    I did not understand the part:Edit the file with AllowedSuffix value from “Server to Workstation”.
    which part of the text file “product.businessobjects64-4.0-core-32” must be modified on the file
    Thank you

      • Hi
        actually if I well remember, go to the file: “product.seed.XML” linking with the Path: “DATA_UNITS\BusinessObjectsServer_win\dunit\product.businessobjects64-4.0-core-32” and edit it (from contextual menu) and search “AllowedSuffix” (CTRL-F) and remplace “Server” by “Workstation”

  3. it was usefull but when i’m trying to insert the KEY which i have got it from SAP. it is throwing an error. Can anyone let me know why it might have happened? Is this because of changing from server to workstation?

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