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Applying a patch to my 6.40 install breaks it!

I have a freshly downloaded 6.40 compilation 5 installation. If I install it after downloading it, it works great. However, I want to get it up to patch 22 level. I run sapadmin.exe and apply patch 22 to it, and all goes well with that.

However, from then on, if I launch sapsetup.exe from this patched install, there are nearly hundreds of missing files from the installation, including major dlls, ocxs, etc.

Some files install fine, others dont. Here's a snippet from the sapsetup.log of some failures:

20:22:43 SapFeiSv 3 Cabinet Extraction: C:\sapgui640p22\DVD_NW_2004s_SR1_Presentation\PRES1\GUI\WINDOWS\WIN32\CAB\{F270A214-3AD3-4235-9C74-F4D323B54976}.cab to be extracted to C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\sap343\{F270A214-3AD3-4235-9C74-F4D323B54976}\

20:22:43 SapFeiSv 1 Folder created: C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\sap343\{F270A214-3AD3-4235-9C74-F4D323B54976}

20:22:43 SapFeiSv 1 Folder created: C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\sap343\{F270A214-3AD3-4235-9C74-F4D323B54976}\system

20:22:43 SapFeiKr 2 SAP Frontend Installation Kernel initialized

(ANSI Release build)

20:22:43 SapFeiSv 1 String not displayed on Progress Dialog

20:22:43 SapFeiSh 1 Trying to load 'C:\sapgui640p22\DVD_NW_2004s_SR1_Presentation\PRES1\GUI\WINDOWS\WIN32\setup\vbscript.dll'...

20:22:43 SapFeiSh 1 "C:\sapgui640p22\DVD_NW_2004s_SR1_Presentation\PRES1\GUI\WINDOWS\WIN32\setup\vbscript.dll" successfully loaded.

20:22:43 SapFeiSv 1 Starting script action...

20:22:43 SapFeiSv 1 Script-action: Checking force condition.

20:22:43 SapFeiKr 2E Source file 'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\sap343\{F270A214-3AD3-4235-9C74-F4D323B54976}\system\msvcp60.dll' is missing. Aborting file installation: The system cannot find the file specified. Error code 0x2 (2)

20:22:43 SapFeiKr 2E Source file 'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\sap343\{F270A214-3AD3-4235-9C74-F4D323B54976}\system\msvbvm50.dll' is missing. Aborting file installation: The system cannot find the file specified. Error code 0x2 (2)

20:22:43 SapFeiKr 2E Source file 'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\sap343\{F270A214-3AD3-4235-9C74-F4D323B54976}\system\msvbvm60.dll' is missing. Aborting file installation: The system cannot find the file specified. Error code 0x2 (2)

20:22:43 SapFeiKr 2E Source file 'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\sap343\{F270A214-3AD3-4235-9C74-F4D323B54976}\system\grid32.ocx' is missing. Aborting file installation: The system cannot find the file specified. Error code 0x2 (2)

20:22:43 SapFeiKr 2E Source file 'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\sap343\{F270A214-3AD3-4235-9C74-F4D323B54976}\system\tlbinf32.dll' is missing. Aborting file installation: The system cannot find the file specified. Error code 0x2 (2)

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    Jun 12, 2007 at 01:13 PM

    Russ,

    Is the install only meant to be used on one PC? Since you have the installation source on the same system you are running the GUI on you can simply execute the patch file to install it. I would recommend that you apply the latest sapsetup patch first though. Also - are you running sapsetup /patch or update?

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    • Former Member Former Member

      So there's no possible way to upgrade from 6.20 to 6.40? How will I push this out with SMS to 3000 PCs by next month if this is the case?

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    Jun 20, 2007 at 12:43 AM

    The missing file error you are receiving is because you are applying the patch before creating the "SAP Front-End Installation Server".

    Use "admsetup.exe" to create an installation package then apply the patch to that through "SAPAdmin"

    We have had a couple of small issues with our 6.40 rollout around the install breaking IE 6.0. It destroyed the JavaScript not allowing the selection from child windows of any app running is IE. Mozilla is not a problem.

    The issue was fixed by the application of Patch 22 to the PC's even though this had been applied to the original install package and verified as installing correctly.

    I am yet to apply the sapsetup patch and I am guessing this will resolve the issue.

    We also moved from 6.20 to 6.40 and an upgrade of the 6.20 GUI worked fine.

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Russ,

      I still feel that you need to uninstall the earlier release of GUI and then install the newer.

      The only thing that I find is how to uninstall it from 3000 systems through your server..

      Can somebody please help us ?

      ---Shamish