These are me personal notes about SAP and what I think is important and essential to know about it.

SAP NetWeaver installation, below in case I need to install a new SAP environment for personal integration tests and study purpose, I will keep track and update it.

To find the package installation the best and easy way is using the interactive list here and had a look for SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.03 SP04 64-bit Trial but you can find all SAP versions you need here.
To download the package and software you need to create  a SAP account before.

Click on Trial and complete the form in order to receive the Trial version, you will receive the email and you will have 48 hours time to download it.

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I installed the SAP NetWeaver in a Windows 2012 Server and i used a SQL Server 2012 and it works perfectly you can find all the requirement in the welcome HTML file in the C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\ABAP_7_03_SP04_64_bit_Trial_3_9_2_GB (1)\NWABAPTRIAL70304_64\README folder.

Install the most important requirement the Java runtime jre-7u67-windows-x64.exe you can find a version here http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/java-archive-downloads-javase7-521261.html

I installed the 64 bit

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Install a SQL Server as I said I already had a SQL 2012 but you can you another version if you want just check the requirement.

Un-package the file RAR file, in my case was the ABAP_7_03_SP04_64_bit_Trial_3_9_2_GB.rar better to be in a trusted folder like C:\Users\Administrator\Documents.

Execute the installation with the administration grants and execute the file sapinst.exe located in C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\ABAP_7_03_SP04_64_bit_Trial_3_9_2_GB (1)\NWABAPTRIAL70304_64\SAP_NetWeaver_703_Installation_Master\DATA_UNITS\BS2011_IM_WINDOWS_X86_64

Select Central System and Next

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Accept the license

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Set the master password

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If the installation ask you about some more prerequisites then say NO, it asking me because Windows 2012 and the package is looking for Windows 2008 version.

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In the last summary you can check you parameters installation, I was fine then select Next

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Installation started, go to take a coffee or better a sandwich and a nice walk under the sun, it will take a very long time.

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if you feel the installation stuck then keep patience it is normal, don’t stop it, most long was the import ABAP.

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The last Job during the Import ABAP is a nightmare Smile

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Installation done.

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And you should have this situation in you Windows service console.

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Install the SAP GUI executing the sapinstgui.exe file, the installation is a next next straightforward procedure.

Execute the SAP GUI and (1) create a new entry in the Connection and (2) set these parameters.

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You can log with two preinstallet users DDIC and SAP*and as the HTML Welcome page quotes:

Two users are prenstalled: DDIC and SAP*. Use the password that you provided during installation or use Standard password “19920706” for DDIC.

  • The DDIC user is intended for certain system administration and maintenance tasks. Only use DDIC as experienced user.
  • SAP* is a SAP defualt user and typically used for certain administrative tasks. Only use SAP* as experienced user.
  • Purpose of the BCUSER is to develop applications and maintain the system. If you create or modify SAP objects within the customer namespace (starting with Y or Z), you need to enter the developer key for this user: 29671482393151224771. Enter when prompted. This is not an access key to modify all objects. You have to create this user yourself. See next page “Create BCUSER”.

the Client number is 001, this is a operative client but you can also use the 000, this is the production client, the difference? the 000 client is used to upgrade system, packages or critical operations, this is not a working client as 001.

I discovered a 066 client which is used for performance purpose and if you want to use this user you need to log as DDIC and unlock him.

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Important note, the BCUSER is the only user with development grants, he is not preinstalled you need to create a new user named BCUSER and add the development key above, if you need to create a new IDOC for example you need him.

To create a new user execute the transaction SU01, execute a transaction you need to use the textbox on the right upper corner, you can just write SU01 and press the green button or use the escape /n before and press directly the enter button.

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Write BCUSER and select create

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Use the auto generate password and use the password provided by SAP, you will be able to change it on the first logon

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Assign the SAP_ALL profile to the user.

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All the first operations as logon and execute transactions will slower the first time because SAP needs to compile them.

Last important step is the license key, fill the form here http://www.sap.com/minisap and follow the instructions into the HTML Welcome file in the directory C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\ABAP_7_03_SP04_64_bit_Trial_3_9_2_GB (1)\NWABAPTRIAL70304_64\README\welcome.html under the Installing a new license key chapter.

I think these are the most relevant steps to know and I will keep this post updated for my personal notes.

Restore the SAP system

I know myself and I like to play with these system in a bad way and sometime I need to restore the situation, well the restoring is straightforward too.

Follow the installation procedures above the only differences are two questions about your existing database instance, NSP, the current partition storage and current passwords.

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Just confirm all of that with your current data and you will be able to restore your SAP system in a new fresh status.

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