WebSphere Portal version 126.96.36.199 supports installing and running on WebSphere Application Server version 7.0, but does not fully exploit its capabilities when compared to Application Server version 6.1.
No previous releases of WebSphere Portal will support Application Server V7.0, including version 188.8.131.52, even when upgraded to version 184.108.40.206 by applying a fix pack. The refreshed installation images for version 220.127.116.11 must be used to install against an existing Application Server version 7.0. There is no media or included license for Application Server version 7.0 provided in any WebSphere Portal version 18.104.22.168 packaging, edition, or e-Assembly.
Application Server version 7.0 licensing, installation media or images must be obtained separately.