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2439558 - Server Group exclusivity is ignored when Viewing / Refreshing reports


  • As of BI 4.2 Support Package 03, there is a new feature allowing Server Groups to be defined as Exclusive.
    • Servers belonging to an Exclusive Server Groups will only process the reports explicitly assigned to use them.
    • This is in contrast to standard Server Groups:  Servers belonging to these can also process report instances configured to use the First Available server / or which only 'Give preference to servers in the selected group'
  • However, in BI 4.2 SP03 + all Patches within that codestream...
    • Report instances scheduled to be run by the First Available server will (correctly) not be processed by any Job Server belonging to an Exclusive Server Group
    • However, for Viewing and Refreshing, servers belonging to an Exclusive Server Group might still be used to process reports which have no Server Group specified.



  • SAP Business Intelligence Platform 4.2, Support Package 03 and newer
  • all supported operating systems


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.2


4.2, sp3, server, group,exclusive, webi, refresh, schedule, available , KBA , BI-BIP-ADM , BI Servers, security, Crystal Reports in Launchpad , Problem

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