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ABAP Workbench - can't install - book-Horst Keller and Sascha Kruger

Hi there,

I hope someone can help me.

I bought the book "ABAP Objects" An Introduction to Programming SAP Applications author Horst Keller and Sascha Kruger. There is a CD included to install the ABAP Workbench.

I'm able to install the CD on WIN XP PRO. But I also need to work with SQL 2005. So I try to install on a machine which already has Win XP pro and SQL2005.

I created a loopback adapter.

Due to readme.doc you should run resume.bat, but it doesn't work. I also tried start installation and I get the error below


File C:\MBS\sql_SAP.iss does not exist, no version must be saved.

Info: InstController MakeStepsDeliver 2 416

Requesting Database Installation Details

Info: DBCOMMONDBENV_IND_MSS SyCoprocessCreate 2 416

Creating coprocess osql.exe ...

Info: DBCOMMONDBENV_IND_MSS SyCoprocessCreate 2 416

Creating coprocess osql.exe ...

Info: DBCOMMONDBENV_IND_MSS InternalInstallationDo 2 416

You have a correctly configured MS SQL Server with charset cp850 and sortorder bin_cp850!

Error: DBCOMMONDBENV_IND_MSS SubstituteVariables 2 416

The function RegOpenKeyEx with the parameterlist (Software\Microsoft\MSSQLServer\MSSQLServer\Parameters) returned with error code 2 and error text:

The system cannot find the file specified.

Error: DBCOMMONDBENV_IND_MSS InstallationDo 2 416

Phase failed.

Error: Main {} 2 416

Installation aborted.


book link:

Book reference: ISBN 0-201-75080-5 (SAP Press)

Can someone advice or give any direction please?



Former Member
Former Member replied

The book comes with the 4.6D version of miniSAP. This installs on MSDE, a cut down version of Microsoft SQL-Server 2000 (the Desktop Engine). It can be installed on a full version of SQL-Server by resuming the installation at the start.

The supplied patch level is zero for the database, ABAP, Basis and kernel. For the system to run on SQL-Server 2005 the patch level has to be 56 for the ABAP and Basis, with the appropriate updated kernel. You may be able to get these patches from SAP if your company has a 4.6D license.

To do the upgrade of the database you need to upgrade to SQL-Server 2000 SP4, from Microsoft, and change the code page before you upgrade to SQL-Server 2005.

If you are trying this on MSDE, I don't know if you will have DB space for the ABAP and Basis patches.

I did try this a couple of years ago, without the SAP patches but could only log on 1 time, due to the DB version not being numeric.

Start by installing on 2000, upgrade the DB (code page and SP4), patch the ABAP, Basis and kernel (to 56), upgrade the DB to 2005.


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