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You need to have SAP NetWeaver Business Client (NWBC) installed on your computer, or access to a Windows Terminal Server on which NWBC is installed.


Operating System

NWBC supports Microsoft operating systems which are listed within the SAP PAM (Product Availability Matrix).


  • The hardware prerequisites for NWBC are the same as for the SAP GUI.

    For more information, see SAP Service Marketplace at Start of the navigation path Next navigation step SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (2004s) Next navigation step Installation Next navigation step Installation - Clients Next navigation step SAP Front End Installation Guide End of the navigation pathand SAP Note 26417 Information published on SAP site.

  • We recommend the same hardware requirements as for Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications. For more information, see published on non-SAP site.

  • We recommend at least 1 GB memory. The actual memory consumption depends on the number of windows open.

  • We recommend a minimum screen size of 1024x768, though your screen should preferably be larger.


  • SAP GUI 7.20 with level 8 or higher

  • Microsoft .Net 3.5 SP1 or higher

  • If you use Microsoft Windows Server 2003, you need to install Microsoft Hotfix 919479Information published on non-SAP site. For more information, see 7.2 Use of Digital Certificates .

  • If you intend to use the Web Dynpro ABAP UI elements Network and Gantt , you need the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.6.11 (see published on non-SAP site).

    Note that 64-bit JDK is not supported.

  • Note the security issues described in 7 Security Aspects .

  • If you have already installed an older NWBC version, we recommend that you uninstall it using Add or Remove Programs (in Windows Control Panel ), and then install the current version.


To install NWBC on your computer, proceed as follows:

  1. Close all open front-end applications.

  2. Open the setup file by double-clicking it in the installation folder.

    If you use Windows 7, open the context menu of the setup file and choose Run as Administrator .

    The installation wizard opens.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Your desktop now has a shortcut for starting NWBC on your computer:

NWBC shortcut icon