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SAPGui Automatic Workstation update service

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Hi All:

We deployed SAPGui 720 to end users with installation server. After deployment we disabled automatic workstation update from installation server. SAP released new patch 1 for SAPGui 720 recently. We upgraded our deployment server with patch 1 and enabled automatic update but users are not getting updates.

SAP Document says once you disable automatic workstation update, it can not be undone. you need to reinstall service.

Is their any other way to enable it and get automatic update? We tried another option with double click on desktop icon 5 times to check update but it is not working.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Miral.

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Former Member
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Never mind. I found config file where SAP updates flag as True. I changed flag to False and restarted service and it got updates automatically.

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Hello Miral,

We have the same problem. Where did you find this config file and what is it named?

Thanks, JA

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Hi Jerry:

Please check following location:

C:\Program Files\SAP\SAPSetup\setup\Updater

File name is WkstaUpdater.cfg

Open file in notepate and Change flag for Disabled=True to false under [AutoUpdateProperties].

Thanks,

Miral.

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Hi Jerry:

Please check following location:

C:\Program Files\SAP\SAPSetup\setup\Updater

File name is WkstaUpdater.cfg

Open file in notepad and Change flag for Disabled=True to false under [AutoUpdateProperties].

Thanks,

Miral.

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This did not work for us..

[AutoUpdateProperties]

Disabled=false

We had auto update setup, for sometime now, Did a patch to the server thinking it would update work stations in 24 hours, nothing happened. Tried double clicking on shortcut, and changed frequency on Update-Check to 1 double-click, nothing happened.

Bottom line was we had to run [dfspath to nwsapsetup.exe] /update on pc and that worked. So, we are wondering what is the purpose of Autoupdate if it does not do anything. Of course its entirely possible that we have something configured wrong, or that SAP does not work with DFS.

Anyone have any input?

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ULA_RANDY,

We did the same thing ... had auto update service disabled on the server and front ends and needed to re-activiate it.

To "Turn it Back On" for your front end clients is easy.

1) Turn Automatic Updates back ON on your server. Change check in time and reboot switch to whatever you need.

2) Run the following command on your front ends:


[yourInstserver]\[share]\setup\nwsapsetup.exe /update /product=SAPWUS /NoDlg

If it runs correctly you will find additional files in the front end folder ...\Program Files\sap\sapsetup\setup\updater

You also will find WkstaUpdater.cfg (same location) to have changed entry of DISABLED =FALSE

There are many ways to run the command ... Copy/paste to Start, Run, CMD file, Logon Script, AD Startup Script, ... we have a vb script that we push to the clients via Microsoft SCCM. This assumes you have LSH configured so that end user does not have to have local admin rights.

Make sure your installation server is patched with the latest SAP SETUP 9.0 patch. And watch out ... it's confusing there are TWO downloads presented for SAP SETUP 9.0. The smaller one is setup only, the larger is a combined setup and AWUS patch. You need the larger one. See note 1587566

Also ... then once you have all your clients participating in Auto Update ... wait a few days, and then you can patch your server with the main 7.20 patch. Don't dump too much on the front end clients at once

Good luck!

Bob H

Minneapolis, MN