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db connect error during sneak preview(ABAP) install

During a standalone installation of SAP Netweaver 2004s(ABAP Sneak Preview)

on WindowsXP Pro, the following error occurs on Phase 17 of 24(Import ABAP):

An error occurred while processing service

SAP Netweaver 2004s > Lifecycle Management > System Copy>MaxDB

>Target System > Central System > Based on AS-ABAP . Central System Installation.

You may now

  • press Retry

  • press the View Log button

stop the task

reset your input fht the current task. In this case, SAPinstl will permanently remove all

installation files from your installation directory. This gives you the opportunity to

restart from scratch.

Log files are written to:

C:\Program Files/sapinst_instdir/NW04S/LM/COPY/ADA/SYSTEM/CENTRAL/AS-ABAP/.

Here is the error message from the log:

WARNING 2006-05-20 11:29:16

Execution of the command "F:\usr\sap\NSP\SYS\exe\nuc\NTI386\R3load.exe

-testconnect" finished with return code 2. Output: sapparam: sapargv( argc, argv)

has not been called.sapparam(1c): No Profile used.sapparam:

SAPSYSTEMNAME neither in Profile nor in


START OF LOG: 20060520112916

(DB) ERROR: db_connect rc = 256

DbSl Trace: Connect to database failed, rc = -10709 (Connection failed

(RTE:Location part contains characters which must be escaped))

(DB) ERROR: DbSlErrorMsg rc = 99

ERROR 2006-05-20 11:08:55

CJS-30023 Process call 'F:\usr\sap\NSP\SYS\exe\nuc\NTI386\R3load.exe -testconnect' exits with error code 2. For details see log file(s) R3load.exe.log.

ERROR 2006-05-20 11:08:55

FCO-00011 The step testDatabaseConnection with step key |NW_ABAP_OneHost|ind|ind|ind|ind|0|0|NW_ABAP_Import_Dialog|ind|ind|ind|ind|10|0|NW_ABAP_Import|ind|ind|ind|ind|0|0|testDatabaseConnection was executed with status ERROR .

Looking at WindowsXP Pro services, I see the following:

SAPDB: .M760018 Manual

SAPDB: .M760018(omststknl.exe) Manual

SAPDB: .M760018(quick.exe) Manual

SAPDB: .M760018 (slow) Manual


SAPDB: .NSP(omststknl.exe) Manual

SAPDB: .NSP(quick) Manual

SAPDB: .NSP(slow) Manual

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