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ERS services generating huge number of *.plf files

Hello Folks,

ERS service generating huge number of *.plf files at C:\Documents and Settings\SAPService<SID>\Local Settings\Temp where service SAP<SID>_11 is keep on trying to get start as it setup has automatic in Service.msc. But service not coming up.

SAP: SAP NetWeaver 2004s level 014 ( MS - cluster)

OS: Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2

I came to know that i can houskeep those *.pfl files. Can anyone please suggest me why these files have been generated and how can i stop this.

As of thread suggesting .PFL files accumulating in Temp directory of SAPService&lt;SID&gt; , I have deleted *.pfl files.

My concern is that why these PFL files are generating and how can i make service available.

To resolve this issue as per thread suggestion 3374521.

Execute from command prompt, command similar as :



pf="D:\usr\sap\<SID>\ERS<NR>\profile\START_ERS<NR>_<Hostname of NODE>"

This had to run from both of the nodes in cluster for both ERS services and then it got more .pfl files.

I believe that this command is to copy all my executable,Dll files and provide environment to system startup.

Can i execute this sapcpe command while system is up?

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Good news that issue has been resolved by using sapcpe command , where i have resync the executables for ERS services.

D:\usr\sap\<SID>\SYS\exe\uc\NTAMD64>sapcpe pf="D:\usr\sap\<SID>\ERS11\profile\START_ERS11_<hostname_node_B>"

Now ERS service is running on both nodes(A & B) in services.msc.

As of my understanding, ERS shouldn't run where ASCS is running. But my configuration at my machine is slightly different.

Neil, I am clearly getting term ERS instance, you mean to say in MMC, ERS instance not in active.



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