SAP GUI 7.40 Silent Install

Hello everyone, 

                   I am working on SAP GUI 7.40 silent install. The source file 'SAPGUI740_Package_With_Patch2.exe' extracting installation files to Temp. I have gone through the SAP Installation guide. Its given to create an Installation Server using 'NwCreateInstServer.exe' from the SETUP folder, and then run 'NWSAPSetupAdmin.exe' from SETUP folder to create Package. But I dont find these executables in the extracted files. Can anyone please explain how to get these files to create the package. 

Thanks in Advance.

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Posted by: blade2 3 years ago
Blue Belt

This is a very old post, but my experience may help someone out. I found according to SAP you can write and read answer files using setup.exe /w and / r respectively, but this didn't work at all for my version (probably too old ) - version details 740p.14 The only pre-req I am aware of is ".net 3.5"

I ran the setup.exe which extracts the installers (you can see the path as it unpacks it in the GUI screen) from there is a folder which it unpacks called "setup" in that is what you need. cmd line / batch file = "setup\NwSapSetup.exe" /Silent /Package="SAP_GUI_V1" and don't forget PUSHD %~dp0 and POPD

Posted by: anonymous_9363 6 years ago
Red Belt

Don't quote me but I think the patch EXEs only include files that it's going to replace.

MwCreateInstServer.exe etc. will be on the original source media you used and, if my information is correct (I'm working fifth-hand on SAP GUI at my current client!), on the SAP Server itself.

I've found that there's no real need to use MwCreateInstServer.exe. I just took an existing installation source and copied it to a new location. Once there, I used NwSAPSetupAdmin.EXE to create a new package that suited our new requirement. MwSAPSetupAdmin.EXE will be in "[folder_to_which_you_copied_an_existing_source]NW_7.0_Presentation_\PRES1\GUI\WINDOWS\WIN32\Setup"

BTW, the latest patch for 7.4 is Patch 9. See here for details.

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