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You can download SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise from the SAP Software Download Center http://

The steps below assume that you have chosen default settings during installation.

Start and Stop Servers

After you install your ASE on Windows, you can start and stop your server in your local services (just search for “services” on your computer and click on “View local services”).

Or you can start the server using RUN_<server_name> files.

Access SQL Console

There are two ways to access the SQL console.

You can log in to the isql console from the command prompt using “isql –U<username> -P<password> -S<your_server_name>”. The default user is "sa".

You’ll see 1> in the next line if login is successful.

Try making a simple query to the sample database pubs2:

Use “exit” to exit the isql console.

For Interactive SQL console, open Interactive SQL app or run dbisql.exe from SAP\DBISQL-16_0\bin.

To test it, select a sample database in the top right corner and make a simple query. Click the play button to see query results.

Logging in to Cockpit

To access cockpit (a web-based management and monitoring tool), make sure that COCKPIT-4 is running in your local services (it should have been started automatically by the installer). If it's not running start it from your local services or by running cockpit.bat from SAP/COCKPIT-4/bin.

Then, in your browser, type https://<hostname>:4283/cockpit. This assumes that during installation you chose the default port 4283.

You'll need to continue to the website, even if your browser doesn't recommend it. The default user is "tech_user".

After you log in, you should see the "Monitor" screen:

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