Hi Experts,

A main exe has been given to me. There is no msi when extracted it. Now when I took first snapshot with WISE and tried to install that SAP exe it is infact not installing. Can anyone help me in this issue.

When I manually trigger the SAP exe, it is installing properly.

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Ramesh
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ORIGINAL: ramesh111k
Can anyone help me in this issue.
No, not really, because you haven't explained what failed. Your post implies that the snapshot failed.

Next, with a product like SAP, I would *strongly* advise against snapshotting. Instead, I'd be inclined to record a response file and wrap the EXE, passing the response file as a parameter. As ever, AppDeploy's "Package KB" contains details http://itninja.com/link/sap-front-end-installation-guide---release-7.10. See the 'Related Links' section there, too, as it contains a further link to SAP's documentation on installing.
Answered 04/16/2008 by: VBScab
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I appreciate your quick reply. As you said of response file, yes I was going in the same way. But while installation through exe I need to select some of the check box options like SAP GUI Suite, R/3 Add-on, SCM add-on, SEM add-on and then other check box BW 3.5 and BEX. How is it possible to check these options when we are trying to execute an SAP Exe.

I appreciate your help and thanks in advance
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Ramesh
Answered 04/16/2008 by: ramesh111k
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ORIGINAL: ramesh111k
How is it possible to check these options when we are trying to execute an SAP Exe.
I'd imagine the Installation Guide link in the 'Package KB' might detail that, but my experience is that you add a command-line argument to the installation EXE, click through an installation (or sometimes a dummy installation) and end up with a response file which can be used for subsequent installs.

If - like any sensible packager - you're packaging on a VM/VPC, it shouldn't take long to test the response file-creation.
Answered 04/16/2008 by: VBScab
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Hi VBScab,

Urgent!

I am not able to create a response file to sap exe i.e setupall.exe. Can you please tell me how should I proceed. I tried with -r but it is not creating.

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Ramesh
Answered 04/17/2008 by: ramesh111k
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SAP does not utilize InstalShield so the -r will not work.

http://itninja.com/link/sap-front-end-installation-guide---release-7.10 gives information on how SAP wants you to do it.

I used AdminStudio and captured the install and then tweaked it to work as I needed.

- Installed & Patched
- Moved Shortcuts and files as needed by organization
- Made sure the SAP Logon / Logon PAD pointed to the actual .exe and not the SAP .sal files
- Custom Action to write the Service file entries
Answered 04/17/2008 by: WisconsinPlatt
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ORIGINAL: WisconsinPlatt
http://itninja.com/link/sap-front-end-installation-guide---release-7.10 gives information on how SAP wants you to do it.
That link looks *so* familiar....hang on...hang on...oh yeah, post #2....
Answered 04/18/2008 by: VBScab
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