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Problem making connection with Business Connector 4.8 on Server 2003

We are testing Business Connector 4.8 on Windows Server 2003 R2 and cannot establish a connection with R/3. When we submit the listener we get the following error:


Message Server startup failed at Thu Sep 04 09:55:56 PDT 2008. This is caused by either a) erroneous server settings, b) the backend system has been shutdown, c) network problems. Could not start server: Connect to SAP gateway failed Connect parameters: TPNAME=SAPBC3 GWHOST=SAPR3DV GWSERV=sapgw00 LOCATION CPIC (TCP/IP) on local host with Unicode ERROR service '?' unknown TIME Thu Sep 04 09:55:56 2008 RELEASE 711 COMPONENT NI (network interface) VERSION 39 RC -3 DETAIL NiErrSet COUNTER 5


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We tested the same connection running on Windows XP SP3 and it was successful.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

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Former Member replied


look at that:

"host with Unicode ERROR service '?' unknown TIME Thu Sep 04 09:55:56 2008 "

This means BC tries to resolve the service sapgw00 to a port name, but does not find it in your windows drivers/etc/services file. Define it there the following way:

sapgw00 3300/tcp

This problem occurs when you install BC on a naked OS with no other SAP installation (e.g. SAP GUI).


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