Installing the Microsoft Connector for SAP BI

To install the Microsoft Connector for SAP BI and its documentation, download and run the Windows installer package from the SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack Web page.

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The documentation for the Microsoft Connector for SAP BI assumes familiarity with the SAP NetWeaver BI environment. For more information about SAP NetWeaver BI, or for information about how to configure SAP NetWeaver BI objects and processes, see your SAP documentation.

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Extracting data from SAP NetWeaver BI requires additional SAP licensing. Check with SAP to verify these requirements.

To use the Microsoft Connector for SAP BI, you do not have to install the SAP Front End software (SAP GUI) on the local computer.

However you must copy the SAP .NET connector file, librfc32.dll, into the system subfolder in the Windows folder. (Typically, this folder location is C:\Windows\system32.)

The Microsoft Connector for SAP BI fully supports the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows. On a 64-bit computer, the Microsoft Connector for SAP BI has the following additional requirements:

  • To run packages in 64-bit mode on any 64-bit Windows operating system, copy the 64-bit version of the SAP GUI file, librfc32.dll, into the system32 folder of the Windows folder. (Typically, this file location is C:\Windows\system32.)
  • To run packages in 32-bit mode on any 64-bit Windows operating system, copy the SAP GUI file, librfc32.dll, into the SysWow64 folder of the Windows folder. (Typically, this folder location is C:\Windows\SysWow64.)
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