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Here is a condensed but detailed explanation of how to best download and install SAP software, without sales hype and repetition. Included are tips on verifying the integrity of each file, and error troubleshooting. Direct links into SAP's websites are provided.

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Set screen Downloading from SAP

    A development subscription of Netweaver was reduced to $2300 USD in Nov 2008. This was about the same time when SAP removed from public download 90-day preview (trial) editions of Netweaver 7 (2004s) on Windows from is anonymouse FTP site:

    When you get an SDN (SAP Developer Network) login, downloading from incurs overhead that makes download sessions time-out if your computer downloads at less than 700KB/Second (which most don't have). So download big files using a program which resumes sessions, such as SAP's Download Manager or:

    Download production versions of software available from the SAP Marketplace: where you will be asked for an "OSS ID" SAP gives to customers to report problems to SAP, search for SAP Notes, and download software. (swcenter is no longer available)

      Download the SAPGUI 6.2 installer from:
      Ordering SAP Software > SAP Frontend > SAP Frontend GUI/ITS > SAP Frontend (GUI/ITS) 620 Comp.5 (or whatever version you want)

      Download the SAPGUI 610 Patches from
      SAP R/3 > SAP R/3 4.6C > Binary Patches > SAP GUI FOR WINDOWS 6.10 > Win32 > GUI610.EXE

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Set screen Downloads from SAP

    Version Download Downloaded File Name File Bytes Bytes on Disk Installed To
    SAP NetWeaver 7.1 Trial Version - Full Java Edition - - - - -
    SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (2004s) Trial Version - Full Java Edition

    Download all parts before untarring because subsequent parts are requested when untarring part1.

    Java Edition File 1 SAPNW2004sJavaSP9_Trial.part1.tgz 1.677.721.600 1638400 KB 8/6/2007 4:57:00 PM MaxDB
    (SAPSID & DBSID "J2E",
    Instance Number 00,
    Instance Name SCS00,
    Central Instance 01)
    Java Edition File 2 SAPNW2004sJavaSP9_Trial.part2.tgz 1.577.579.520 1540605 KB 7/30/2007 11:03:00 AM
    SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio 7.0.09 SAPNW2004sJavaSP9_IDE.rar 479.899.648 468652 KB 6/20/2007 11:59:00 AM C:\Program Files\SAP\IDE
    SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ABAP Trial Version SAP NW 7.0 ABAP Trial Part 1 SAPNW7.0ABAPTrialSP12.part1.rar 1.363.148.800 1331200 KB 6/21/2007 9:27:00 AM MaxDB in C:\sapdb\NSP\db
    SAP NW 7.0 ABAP Trial Part 2 SAPNW7.0ABAPTrialSP12.part2.rar 1.347.622.640 1316038 KB 6/21/2007 9:18:00 AM
    SAPGUI SAPGUI.rar - 341988 KB 9/11/2006 12:00:00 AM
    - gui640_23_10001615.exe - 72068 KB 1/12/2007 12:00:00 AM
    SAP NetWeaver 2004 Trial Version Java Edition File 1 SAPNetWeaver04_ SP16Preview.part1.rar Approx. 1.9 GB 1943360 KB 4/25/2006 12:00:00 AM
    Java Edition File 2 SAPNetWeaver04_ SP16Preview.part2.rar Approx. 1.9 GB 1791892 KB 4/25/2006 12:00:00 AM
    Java Edition File 3 SAPNetWeaver04_ SP16Preview.part3.rar (DeveloperStudioSP16 2.0.16) Approx. 225 MB 579906 KB 4/26/2006 12:00:00 AM
    TREX search SAPNetWeaver04_ SP16Preview_ TREX6116P2.rar Approx. 254 MB 254111 KB 5/15/2006 12:00:00 AM
    SAP NetWeaver 2004 Trial Version SAP GUI SAPGUI.rar 341,988 -

    Rather than being guided through several screens, some find it easier to install using an edited installation text file, especially if several similar machines need to be installed.

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Set screen Prerequisites

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Set screen NW Installation

    Unzip the downloaded file. The path name length of the destination directory must not exceed 10 characters (e.g. C:\temp). Otherwise the unzip process fails due to Windows filesystem path name length restrictions. The content of this archive can be erased after the installation has finished.

    A folder "NW04SneakPrevJavaSPxx" is created on expansion.

    Click start.htm for the installation documentation.
    Demo versions of SAP require a specific userid and password (abcd123).

    Click start.bat to start the installation program.

    SAP's Installation Guide for NW2004s

    How to install SAP Netweaver 2004 Linux Testdrive on SUSE 9.3 with BW enabled

    1. Choose Service - Installation

    2. Define Parameters - Scroll down license to click checkbox.
    JDK should be in C:\j2sdk1.4.2_09,
    JCE should be in C:\j2sdk1.4.2_09\lib\security\
    System ID (SAPSID) can only be "J2E" for the preview version.
    The default password is abcd1234
    The administrator is administrator. for user j2eadm

    3. Check Parameters

    4. Execute Service - this takes several minutes.

    5. Completed

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Set screen NW Installation Verification

  1. Start > All Programs > SAP Management Console > expand the SAP system tree > right click on J2E > select All Tasks -> Start
  2. Double click on user name and type j2eadm, then password abcd1234
  3. When the server is ready the J2E node turns Green.
  4. Enter the url http://localhost:50100/irj/portal Doing this the first time takes 30 to 60 minutes for the server to start. Until then, it issues a "503 Service Unavailable" message.
  5. To Access Visual Composer, use this URL: http://localhost:50100/VC
  6. To assign a role to VC user: pcd:portal_content/

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Set screen MaxDB

    The installer provides selection of drives for several database destinations:

    • Independent Program
    • Independent Data Drive
    • Instance-Dependent Software Drive

    Log volumes C:\sapdb\J2E\saplog For a list of logs, use the command diag_histlist.
    Data Volumes C:\sapdb\J2E\sapdata -

    To display a list of database files in database instance DEMODB by calling the Database Manager CLI as operator OLEG with password MONDAY:

      dbmcli -u OLEG,MONDAY -d DEMODB file_getlist 1

      KNLDIAG ASCII 50608 20050421 133815 Database Messages knldiag.classic

      Notice in this example the mode is "ASCII", the size "50608", the date is YYYYmmdd, the time is HHMMSS format.

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Set screen ABAP Installation Steps

    Internally, program "r3inst.exe" installs BASIS.

    To display the Oracle Release installed, invoke report code RSORAREL.

    When installing SAPGUI 4.x, check "Development Tools" (Screen Painter utility programs) if your installation will edit or create custom dialog screens.

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Set screen Netweaver 7 Windows Registry

    Installation adds entries in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > SAP, SAPJ*, and LEGACY_SAP*

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Set screen Netweaver 7 Files

    The installer saves data about installation attempts at C:\Program Files\sapinst_instdir

    SAP Trial software is installed in folder C:\usr\sap\... with J2E and instance 01.

    ccms\J2E_01 dsr
    J2E JC01
    prfclog grmg
    put -
    trans bin

      data\cache - empty
      exe - Contains dll, jar, pdb,,
      \servicehttp\sapmc -
      igs \conf, \data, \dump, \log, \test -
      j2ee -
      log - empty
      SDM \program, \root -
      sec - empty
      work -, stderr1, *.out

        j2ee files:
        admin go.bat, \cfg, \docs, \launcher, \lib, \logviewer-standalone
        cluster \bootstrap, \dispatcher, \server0
        configtool configtool.bat & ,sh,, \lib
        ctc LaunchOfflineetc.bat & .sh,
        deploying convertor.bat, deploy.bat, deploymanager.bat, DeployTool.bat, eargenerator.bat, J2EEgenerator.bat rmic.bat, \dtd, \info, \lib
        j2eeclient *.jar, \signed
        JSPM go.bat, \bootstrap, \deploy, \log, tmp, \trc
        os_libs *.zip
        portal_misc \analyzer\dummy.jar, \uninstall
        support_platform go.bat, \plugins\*.jar

          server0 files:
          apps \\irj\servlet_jsp\irj\root\WEB-INF\ deployment \pcd\*.par,
          bin -
          cfg -
          dtd -
          META-INF -

    Thus, par files are in path:

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Set screen Netweaver 7 OS Services

    After Netweaver 7 Demo is installed with defaults, these services appear.

    Windows Service Startup User Path (Process) Mem K
    SAP DB WWW Automatic Local System \sapdb\programs\web\pgm\wahttp.exe 5,368
    SAP ccmsr.01 Manual .\SAPServiceJ2E C:\usr\sap\J2E\JC01\exe\sapccmsr.exe -Service pf=C:\usr\sap\J2E\SYS\profile\J2E_JC01_bubba1 -j2ee
    SAPDB: .M760034 Manual Local System F:\sapdb\J2E\db\pgm\kernel.exe
    SAPDB: .M760034 (omststknl.exe) Manual Local System F:\sapdb\J2E\db\pgm\omststknl.exe
    SAPDB: .M760034 (quick) Manual Local System F:\sapdb\J2E\db\pgm\quickknl.exe
    SAPDB: .M760034 (slow) Manual Local System F:\sapdb\J2E\db\pgm\slowknl.exe
    SAPDB: J2E Manual Local System F:\sapdb\J2E\db\pgm\kernel.exe
    SAPDB: J2E (omststknl.exe) Manual Local System F:\sapdb\J2E\db\pgm\omststknl.exe
    SAPDB: J2E (quick) Manual Local System F:\sapdb\J2E\db\pgm\quickknl.exe
    SAPDB: J2E (slow) Manual Local System F:\sapdb\J2E\db\pgm\slowknl.exe
    SAPJ2E_00 Automatic .\SAPServiceJ2E C:\usr\sap\J2E\SCS00\exe\sapstartsrv.exe pf=C:\usr\sap\J2E\SYS\profile\START_SCS00_bubba1 15,268
    SAPJ2E_01 Automatic .\SAPServiceJ2E C:\usr\sap\J2E\JC01\exe\sapstartsrv.exe pf=C:\usr\sap\J2E\SYS\profile\START_JC01_bubba1 15,336
    SAPOsCol Automatic .\j2eadm C:\usr\sap\J2E\SCS00\exe\saposcol.exe service 13,928
    - - SAPServiceJ2E igsmux.exe 11,824
    - - SAPServiceJ2E igspw.exe 124,672
    - - SAPServiceJ2E igswd.exe (IGS Watchdog) 2,684
    - - SAPServiceJ2E enserver.exe (Enqueue Server) 13,944
    - - SAPServiceJ2E jlaunch.exe 74,468
    - - SAPServiceJ2E jcontrol.exe (J2EE Server) 5,452
    - - SAPServiceJ2E msg_server.exe (MessageServer) 8,708

    The demo system is installed with password "abcd1234" for OS User Account Names j2eadm and SAPServiceJ2E.

    Keep services from starting up wiith msconfig

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Set screen Uninstall On Your Own?

    If you click on the "UninistSAP.exe" program after installation, this message appears:

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Set screen Permanent License Key

    After installing non-demo SAP software, apply for a permanent license key from or the SAP Support Portal at > Keys & Requests > License Keys
    For more information, see SAP Notes 94998, 870871.

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