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sapinst will not run - no control.xml file

Hello

I am starting an install of Solution Manager on a Windows 2008 R2 Standard server.

When I run sapinst.exe (unpacked from SAPINST7202_0-10009474.SAR) I get the error "The startup file specified by SAPINST_CONTROL_URL "C:/Temp/control.xml" doesn't exist. Check the value and start again."

Is sapinst supposed to create a control.xml file? The file is not being created. The Program Starter log shows this:

Program is starting... Please wait!


Starting GUIServer using:
  SAPinst port  : 21200
  GUIServer port: 21212
  HTTP port     : 4239
  GUI autostart : on
  GUI mode      : normal

  command       : "C:/Users/A32635/AppData/Local/Temp/2/sapinst_exe.2664.1305281210/jre\bin\java.exe" -cp "C:\Users\A32635\AppData\Local\Temp\2\sapinst_exe.2664.1305281210\jar\instgui.jar" -Xmx256M -Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true -Dsap.env.var.javahome=SAPINST_JRE_HOME SDTServer "rootdir=C:\Users\A32635\.sdtgui" config=jar:sdtserver.xml guiport=21212 httpport=4239 -nolock -srvarg=/SAPinstService/host=127.0.0.1 -srvarg=/SAPinstService/port=21200

MessageLib: ERROR: unable to open URL 'file://C:/Temp/messages.xml'
The startup file specified by SAPINST_CONTROL_URL "C:/Temp/control.xml" doesn't exist. Check the value and start again.

As a test I created this file by hand (as an empty file). Now when I run sapinst I get this error:

Error while connecting to communication partner - see preceding messages. 
Could not connect to host localhost on port 21212. 
java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused: connect 
java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused: connect

I assume the control.xml (and messages.xml) file should be created by running sapinst itself? Is that correct? When I run sapinst.exe with no control.exe file the file dev_sap_kernel gets created in C:\Temp (which is where I am running sapinst from) so it seems I have the correct write permissions for the folder.

Can anyone suggest what may be wrong?

Thanks, Chris

Edited by: Chris Hoggarth on May 13, 2011 1:24 PM

Edited by: Chris Hoggarth on May 13, 2011 4:46 PM

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> I am starting an install of Solution Manager on a Windows 2008 R2 Standard server.

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> When I run sapinst.exe (unpacked from SAPINST7202_0-10009474.SAR) I get the error "The startup file specified by SAPINST_CONTROL_URL "C:/Temp/control.xml" doesn't exist. Check the value and start again."

This is just the sapinst patch, it contains no installation source.

You have to use the installation master for Solution Manager DVD to install.

Markus

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