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Node 'bootstrap' failed with exit code 503


since two days, I'm sitting in front of the following issue: I have installed SAP NetWeaver v7.2 CE successful (under Win 2003 Server) as Trial version, and when the installation is made, the SAP Java WebAS starts automatically too. But next time, when I try it manually, I got the error:

Error => "Node 'bootstrap' failed with exit code 503" in the protocol file.

Please see section "Failures" in the 'synchronizing binaries' phase in SAP Note 1316652 for additional iformation and trouble shooting advice.

Accordant the hints in SCN, I have checked the needed *.jar files. Additionally, I have seen that I couldn't connect to the database by starting Config Tool. ("Error occured while scanning DB. Msg: Error while connecting to DB").

The SAP NW is running in a VMWare with ~5,6 GB RAM and enough Hard disk capacity.

Any ideas how can I fix that?

Many thanks,


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