Initial Setup of NetWeaver ABAP System

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After installing a SAP NetWeaver ABAP system you have to carry out several initial configuration steps to get working system. You can do these manually or simplify your life and use the “new” configuration wizard that aids you through this. Right after finishing the installation of a NW ABAP system, sapinst shows you a confirmation dialog, which includes a link to an SAP Note: 1923064. This note explains how to execute the initial configuration wizard.

Don`t be too excited about the note. It does nothing more than redirect you to Configuration Guide available on SAP Market Place. There is some documentation about his available on SCN [1] and [2]. The wizard is available with NetWeaver ABAP 7.4/7.5 and is executed via the ABAP task manager. Two transactions are important to know:

  • STC01: ABAP task manager
  • STC02: Task list monitor

Task manager contains a list of tasks you have to execute and means that you will save time and won`t miss an important configuration step. The above linked guide shows how to assign the right permissions to a user. To run the wizard, go to the ABAP task manager.

Transaction: STC01

In a base NW 7.5 system, 60 tasks are available. Enough to get you started setting up a system.

For the initial setup for a NW ABAP system, out of the 60 tasks, SAP_BASIS_SETUP_INITIAL_CONFIG needs to be selected.

Task list: SAP_BASIS_SETUP_INITIAL_CONFIG

Select the tasks you want to run.

Note

The PSE file is created and configured by this task too. Default values are pretty weak/compatible. 1024 bits and SHA-1. I think it is a good idea and time to change this to somewhat more secure:

Execute

Appendix

[1] http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/90829a05-f29d-3010-209d-ee50240e7efd?QuickLink=index&overridelayout=true&59661390714528

[2] http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-41405

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Tobias Hofmann

Doing stuff with SAP since 1998. Open, web, UX, cloud. I am not a Basis guy, but very knowledgeable about Basis stuff, as it's the foundation of everything I do (DevOps). Performance is king, and unit tests is something I actually do. Developing HTML5 apps when HTML5 wasn't around. HCP/SCP user since 2012, NetWeaver since 2002, ABAP since 1998.

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