neither installing NWDS 7.2. from CD nor directly from https://nwds.sap.com/swdc/downloads/updates/netweaver/nwds/ce/index.html does work on an x64 version of Windows 7.
It seems the bundled VS-redistributable is only shipped for x86 systems which breaks the installer.
I know the prerequisites explicitly state that only x86 systems are supported but... WTF!
ALL new notebooks and workstations with a decent amount of RAM are shipped on x64.
Is there any way to get it running under x64?
Where do I have to look for that media?
BTW, installing http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=32bc1bee-a3f9-4c13-9c99-220b62a191ee&displaylang=en prior to NWDS installation and running it in Admin+WinXP SP3-Compat-Mode does work...
OK, I assumed that it is clear that you must install JDK x86 for the NWDS to work.
Besides this, I had to install the previously mentioned VS-redistributable.
BTW, NWDS is working fine now after having it started in Administrator-mode several times.
My colleague has to enable the Windows XP Compat-Mode though as he installed it to c:\program files(x86)\nwds.
As NWDS is clearly capable to run under an x64 OS it's just crap to state that its prerequisites are x86 OS only and not mentioning the VS-dependencies. X86 is totally dated on developer machines...
I tried to open the NWDS 7.2 which was download in the link provided in the thread(NWDS_Platform).
I am getting the below pop up
You have to use a JDK as a JVM instead of a JRE
Sun Microsystems Inc. JRE 1.6.0_33
java.home = C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6
JDK provided by SAP AG: java.version 1.6.0_07 or higher
JDK provided by Sun Microsystems Inc.: java.version 1.6.0_07 or higher
A JDK is not the same as a JRE. If a JDK is required, a JRE is not sufficient
Could you please help?
I could not find any to make the JDK entry.
I have installed both the J2sdk1.4 and JDK1.6 since i am using the NWDS 7.01 version also.
My system is Windows 7 - 64 bit (C:\Program Files (x86))...
Senthil Kumar S.
Thanks. Though i have set the right path in the environment variable. I need to add it explicitly in the developer studio.
Now I am able to launch.
But No perspective to configure the sld and other stuff.
Am i installing the right set up? I have downloaded NWDS_Platform from the below link.
If you have any link where i can download the NWDS 7.2, please provide.
Senthil Kumar S.