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Can't create services port in Win2K

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Hello guys:

I was trying to install IDES on my laptop. The OS is Win2K Advanced Server with sp4. But there was a error when I installed the central instance of iDES.

It said:'opying c:/winnt/system32/drivers/etc/services to c:/winnt/system32/drivers/etc/services.saptmp

Internal error:a call to syslib failed. system error message:no error'. And i thought it should be something wrong when IDES was trying to create service ports. So I opened the 'service' file in the directory which said in the error message, and found that IDES added one line 'sapmszzz 3600/tcp #sapsystem message port', it should be more than one line, right?

I don't know what happened during the installation, and ask for your help to solve this. Anyone will be appreciated!

Best Regards!

Zippo

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andreas_herzog
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hi...well it should be at least three (different) lines...

32nn sapdpNN

33nn sapgwNN

36nn sapmsNN

where nn/NN should be 00 in this case...

-> did the installation finish successfully?

-> is the services file writable? the respective directory has enough space?

GreetZ, AH

Former Member
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Andreas, it's not quite correct:

The lines look like this:

sapdb<nn> 32<nn>/tcp

sapgw<nn> 33<nn>/tcp

sapms<SID> 36<nn>/tcp

where <nn> should be 00 in this case...

But the service number has to be unique.

If your services contains for example an entry:

sapmsAAB 3600/tcp

you will fail to add

sapmsAAX 3600/tcp

Therefore you typically have to modify the sapms<SID> entry if you install more than one system with the Number 00 to different values.

sapms<XXX> entries have to be identical on all SAP Systems which should talk to another.

regards

Peter

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Hi Andreas & Peter:

Thanks both of you!

I understand the situation you are assuming in your reply, but it's different. I just installed OS before I tried to install SAP. That means there's no previously installation of SAP so that the services port should be OK for SAP.

And I am 100 percent sure that the 'service' file is writeable and the directory is not full.

Could anyone know how to skip this step? or any other solutions?

Zippo

andreas_herzog
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you'd better do not skip this step...otherwise your system will not be able to start! you have to choice to edit the services file by yourself and apply the needed lines...and: under windows it might be the case that the services file is always empty after a fresh install..under aix 5.3 for example it's the other way round! all services are included ane has to edit the file before starting the sap installation!

GreetZ, AH

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