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Using Laptop for Demo

Dear All,

I am using my laptop for demo purposes. I have a PC as a license server and upgraded the system from PL05 to PL31.

Since i was using the laptop as both the client and the server(for demo purposes only), it was showing the "Evaluation Period" message.

One of my friend told me that i can make it not to show the "Evaluation Period" message, if i connect the laptop to the license server and run the PL upgradation setup. This task was successfully carried out.

But now the problem is i am not able to work on the laptop since it is asking for the "license server". If i connect it on LAN and try, it connects to the DB's on the server or the DB's on the laptop, as i choose. It is not connecting to the local server (i.e. DB's on the laptop), if LAN card is unplugged.

Please help!



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    Posted on Sep 27, 2007 at 07:16 PM

    Your problem is pretty common when you are using a laptop and do not have a license on it.

    If you are a Partner, based on your contract with SAP you can get a license for your laptop.

    Please check with your company's Super User for SBO.


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  • Posted on Sep 28, 2007 at 01:37 AM


    You could have permanent license and temporary license that will expire 2 weeks. If you browse this link :


    with S-Id that allow you to request license either for your company SAP B1 installation or your clients, you will find contract installation and reseller installation in the website.

    Contract Installation will only give temporary license and Reseller will give permanent but limited amount of user can have it.

    As about license server asking, I think you did not start the license manager 2005 service yet or it is caused by you did not have license yet.

    You actually could not connect to DB's server if no LAN card. For local server (in your note book), you could not connect, I think it is caused that you did not change the server yet.

    To avoid confusing, try to request the license first and let's see if it is helpful.


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    • Former Member

      Hi Jimmy,

      I have started the license manager before trying to connect.

      Anyway, you've given additional information. I will try it...

      Thanks and regards,