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Busy loop in NW04s install at Database creation step


I am attempting to install NW04s SP4 developer workplace with MaxDB on Windows XP SP2.

I have tried on 2 different machines (laptop and workstation) and on both, the install gets to step 15, database instance creation, and stops. The last entry in the SAPinst.log is "File sapdb.inf does exist. Will use commands in file sapdb.inf." When it gets to here, it occupies one cpu continuously for as long as I let it run (1 day).

Any ideas?



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Former Member replied

Hello Nick,

After checking the sdbuninst log file, you sent by e-mail &

Discussion by e-mail of your problem, you wrote in your last e-mail:


Unknown to me, my user on this machine isn't a member of have

administrators group. Permissions on SAP DBTech are for Administrators,

so I think that explains why my uninstall hasn't been working properly.

I am fixing that now.


Yes, you need to be 'Administrator' to run the install or uninstall

Of the database software/instance.

Please let me know, if you have further questions/problems on this issue.

Thank you and best regards, Natalia Khlopina

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