How to install SAP Netweaver ABAP Trial 7.03 SP04 on Windows 7

Published on July 12, 2016 by Daniel Lanza

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This tutorial will explain how to install SAP Netweaver ABAP Trial 7.03 in a virtual machine.

Requirements

A virtual machine with:

Other things:

Steps

Add Microsoft Loopback Adapter

A network adapter with static IP address is needed. So firstly, add the network adapter. Run cmd.exe as Administrator, and the wizard to add new hardware will be opened.

hdwwiz.exe

Select Microsoft Loopback Adapter.

Run cmd as Administrator and add new hardware
Run cmd as Administrator and add new hardware
Select Network Adapter
Select Network Adapter
Select Microsoft Loopback Adapter
Select Microsoft Loopback Adapter

Change properties for the Network Adapter to assign a static IP address. For instance:

Properties for Microsoft Loopback Adapter
Properties for Microsoft Loopback Adapter
IP address for Network Adapter
IP address for Network Adapter

The virtual machine needs to resolve the IP address with a hostname.

Open the host file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts) with Notepad as Administrator, and add the following line:

10.10.0.10    NETWEAVER.com
Hostname for Netweaver
Hostname for Netweaver

Install Java JRE

The virtual machine needs Java JRE to install SAP Netweaver.

Installing Java JRE
Installing Java JRE

Install SAP Netweaver

Check out that your computer name is less than 14 characters. My computer is called NETWEAVER.

Computer name: NETWEAVER
Computer name: NETWEAVER

Then, if you changed the computer name and rebooted the virtual machine, the SAP Netweaver installation can start. Run as administrator the file sapinst.exe.

Select Central System within SAP Application Server ABAP > MaxDB > Central System.

Install Database and Central instance
Install Database and Central instance

You will be asked to log off. Do it, and the installer will continue when logging in.

Log off and continue
Log off and continue

Accept the license.

Accept the license
Accept the license

Set the master password. Do not forget it!

Set the master password
Set the master password

Check the parameter summary and the installation will be started. It takes a lot of time 😃

Parameter summary
Parameter summary
Installing SAP Netweaver
Installing SAP Netweaver

The execution will be finished.

Execution finished
Execution finished

Two more Windows users will be created (nspadm and sapadm). So, switch the user and log in with sapadm (the password is the one you typed before starting the installation)

Log in with sapadm
Log in with sapadm

Open SAP Management Console and start the SAP System with right-click. sapadm user needs to be authenticated again.

Start SAP System
Start SAP System
Authentication for sapadm
Authentication for sapadm

Wait for the starting process ends. The icon for SAP System will be turned green.

SAP System started title
SAP System started title

Do not log off sapadm session. Switch to your user to install SAP GUI.

Install SAP GUI
Install SAP GUI

Select SAP GUI for Windows 7.20, and click next to start the installation.

SAP System started title
SAP System started title

Open SAP Logon, and add the following entry:

SAP connections
SAP connections

Log in with the following users:

Login
Login

Welcome to Minisap and start to develop!

DDIC login
DDIC login

Install a trial license key

Go to SLICENSE. You will see that there is no license apply. Get the Active Hardware Key.

Active Hardware Key
Active Hardware Key

Go to http://www.sap.com/minisap, and fill up the form.

Active Hardware Key
Active Hardware Key

The request will have been submitted, and you will get the license key in your email.

Apply the license in SLICENSE transaction.

Apply license
Apply license
License applied
License applied

Enable Web GUI for SAP Netweaver

Assign a hostname and port for Netweaver. Go to C:\usr\sap\NSP\SYS\profile\DEFAULT.FPL file, and add the following properties:

icm/host_name_full = <machine_name>.com
icm/server_port_0 = PROT=HTTP,PORT=8000,TIMEOUT=3600,PROCTIMEOUT=3600
ICM properties
ICM properties

Restart the instance from SAP Management Console to make the icm parameters changes take effect.

ICM properties
ICM properties

Go to SICF transaction, and active the following services:

Run these two reports (SE38) in the following order:

SIAC_PUBLISH_ALL_INTERNAL report
SIAC_PUBLISH_ALL_INTERNAL report

Open browser and go to the following URL to log into SAP Netweaver for HTML:

Web GUI for SAP Netweaver
Web GUI for SAP Netweaver
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