SAP Configuration Update

The latest SAPgui patch (740p12) includes a change in how connections to backend systems are accessed.

Server-based configuration is now utilized, replacing locally stored information.  The server information is cached locally, in case the server is inaccessible for some reason.

 

Effect on Client

 

After the process is complete, your connections will be greyed out (not editable, this is normal) and the "Server Configuration File" in SAP GUI options will be changed to this server location.

 

 

 


 

Group Policy

 

Group policy is named "CDSS-gpo-SAP-RegEdit-TA99." and is located under Group Policy Objects and should be linkable to other OU's.  It deletes 3 local configuration files for SAP and adds 2 registry keys.  See report from group policy below for details.

 

These configuration files will be un-needed or re-cached from the server upon login to SAP after the change

  • Delete C:\Windows\SAPLoginTree.xml
  • Delete C:\Windows\SapLogin.ini

The system Environment Variable SAPLOGON_INI_FILE will be deleted (if present)

 

The following registry keys will make the SAP client enable local chaching of the server configuration files and tell it where the new configuration file is located

Hive

HKEY_CURRENT_USER

Key path

Software\SAP\SAPLogon\Options

Value name

ConfigFileOnServer

Value type

REG_EXPAND_SZ

Value data

http://sapconfig.oit.duke.edu/sapgui/PROD/SapLogonTree.xml 

 

Hive

HKEY_CURRENT_USER

Key path

Software\SAP\SAPLogon\Options

Value name

AllowCachingServerConfigFiles

Value type

REG_DWORD

Value data

0x1 (1)

 

Group policy report for CDSS-gpo-SAP-RegEdit-TA99

 


 

Re-install

 

The SAP R3 client can also be reinstalled to complete the update.  The installer has been updated on the OIT Software page (https://software.duke.edu/node/168)

 


 

 

Troubleshooting

 

Symptom:

No connections appear for the user after completing the connection update

 

Solution:

Check for the system environment variable SAPLOGON_INI_FILE

If it exists delete it and then reboot.  Connections should appear normally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Article Number: KB0025099