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Is there a restriction to install ODBO driver on Windows Server 2008 64bits

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For SAP BusinessObjects Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) version 7.5 Microsoft it is possible to connect with Xcelsius using an ODBO provider installed on the BPC server. In the installation Guide for BPC it is specified the need to add following key to the registry:

http://HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Business Objects\Suite 12.0\MDA\ODBO


When installing on a Windows Enterprise Server 2003 64 bits I can find the registry three path to http://HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Business Objects\Suite 12.0\MDA\ODBO . On a Windows Enterprise Server 2008 64 bits I cannot see the key path.

I copy below the paragraph regarding ODBO driver from BPC 7.5 Installation Guide:


The following software is installed:

n SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.1 SP02 (see Downloading and Installing the Central Management System

page 15).

n Microsoft Visual C+ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package ATL Security Update+

on the Planning and Consolidation Web server and SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise

XI 3.1 SP02 server for Voyager or a Universe. You can download the installer from

=766a6af7-ec73-40ff-b072-9112bab119c2 and choose vcredist_x86.exe.


1. Download the Planning and Consolidation ODBO provider from the SAP Download area by

selecting Downloads Installations & Upgrades on the SAP Service Marketplace.

2. Navigate to <drive>:\odbo and run the client.exe file.

3. Add the Planning and Consolidation ODBO provider to the Data Driver by entering this registry


http://HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Business Objects\Suite 12.0\MDA\ODBO


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I found the answer, Xcelsius 2008 SP3 is not supported on Windows Server 2008.

Before trying to use more products please check the supported platforms for all products. For example you can see in Xcelsius documentation that SAP Business Objects Xcelsius 2008 SP3 is not supported on Windows Server 2008. This means that, even if BPC 7.5M supports Windows Server 2008, it is not possible to use both BPC 7.5M and Xcelsius 2008 SP3 on a Windows Server 2008.