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ASCS z/os Installation problem switch_user:setuid failed: 12332

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We have a problem when trying to install a new ASCS Netweaver 7.3 on z/os. The installation script failes with


Error: Unix command setuid 14962 gets following error





Error => switch_user: setuid failed: 12332

Error => Switch to user 'sapadm' failed [HostControlW 198]

In my understanding the saproot is not able to switch to sapadm and this cause the issue. Any idea what my z/os colleagues have to set?



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    Posted on Jan 09, 2014 at 02:56 PM

    Hi Alexander,

    please see section : "User ID saproot to Install SAP components and to run the SAP Host Agent on z/OS"

    of the "Security Guide for SAP on IBM DB2 for z/OS"

    which describes the required RACF settings for user 'saproot'.

    Does 'saproot' have READ access to BPX.DAEMON.HFSCTL ?

    best regards,


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  • Posted on Jan 09, 2014 at 02:40 PM

    02AF JREnvDirty

    The specified function is not supported in an address space where a load was done that is not program controlled.

    z/OS system log should contain more details.



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