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Error message: Package contains invalid characters installing patchlevel 6

Dear experts:

I have successfullly installed SAP GUI 7.20 compilation 2, using SAP installation server (40 machines, Windows XP sp3 32 bits, latest updates).

I have successfully installed patchlevel 6 in the SAP installation server. (gui720_6-10007878.exe, downloaded from SAP Portal)

SAP GUI is configured to search for updates after 5 double-clicks on desktop icon. I forced the 5 double-clicks on a test machine and the patch begins to install; then informs me that there is a pending reboot.

When I reboot the machine a SAP Netweaver Front-end installer window appears with the error: "/Package contains invalid characters like /*?"<>\" - "Your system has a pending reboot". If I reboot again the message is displayed again.

If I click on the "Cancel" button of this window, Windows XP continues booting and SAP GUI works fine.

Two questions:

  • How can I avoid the installation of this patch on all the machines?

  • What can be wrong?

Thank you very much.


Uruguay - South America.

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