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Help with the correct kernel download

Hi All,

I am trying to install SAP NW 7.3 (or even 7.4) on a VM at home for studies. Got it right a couple of months ago but it looks like the SWPM has changed the format of the install and I am now being asked for the location of SAPEXE.SAR for instance.

I've downloaded every single kernel download for UC for 7.3 and I keep on getting this error:

How do I make sure I have the correct kernel file to do this? How to I make sure the installer selects the correct file? Do I point it to a specific directory?

I am looking at installing MaxDB and doing my cert on that so I've chosen the correct AS to install it on...but I am really stuck and I cannot proceed any further with my studies. The installation guide is vague and doesn't outline the exact files needed.

Thanks in advance!


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    Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 05:17 AM

    Hi...did you download/use the DVD "Kernel for Installation/SWPM" (for the corresponding NW?)

    SW Downloads -> Installations & Upgrade -> SAP NETWEAVER AND COMPLEMENTARY PRODUCTS -> SAP NETWEAVER -> SAP EHP1 for SAP NW 73 (for example) -> Kernel for Installation/SWPM -> choose the corresponding kernel package (UC, 64bit etc.)

    GreetZ, AH

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      Thanks all!

      Andreas: Yours was the closest answer so I marked it as such. I figured it out myself over a number of nights, and I downloaded the incorrect kernel. Finding it was another story, but now I know how to do it.

      It's going to take some getting used

      Thanks again!

  • Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 07:25 AM

    Hi Craig,

    You can also find useful information on Note:
    19466 - Downloading SAP kernel patches


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  • Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 06:10 AM
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