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explain me what are the post activites after patch updation

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    Oct 11, 2007 at 03:04 PM

    Good morning - I am assuming you are referring to any activities that should be performed after a patch is applied. This would really depend on whether the patch is being applied directly to a desktop, or if you are applying the patch to an installation server.

    In the case of applying patches to a desktop, I typically try to log on to a system and test the various parts. For example, if you have the SAPGui installed and the BEx Analyzer, I would log into SAP, run a few transactions, and make sure there are no obvious display problems. You could also utilize an automated test tool such as HP (previously called Mercury) Loadrunner to record some scripts to run through important transactions and make sure the scripts still work after each patch. For BEx Analyzer, you could log in to a SAP BI system and try to run some queries to ensure there are no issues.

    In the case of applying patches to an installation server, this depends on what version of the SAPGui Installation Server you have installed. For versions before SAPGui 7.10, you can try to update a desktop by running sapsetup with the "/update" command option and ensure that the desktop does not have any issues afterwards as described above. With SAPGui 7.10, there is a new option on the Installation Server where you can run a tool to check for any missing files on the server. in NWSAPSetupAdmin.exe, there is a button labeled "Check Server". When you click this button, the server does a check to make sure there are no inconsistencies. If so, you are told what files are missing. Other than this, you should again proceed to try to push out an update to a desktop using the "/update" option of the NWSAPSetup.exe command.

    After a recent patch (patch 4 for SAPGui 7.10), I also would recommend that you test some of the features of the installation server that are used less often. For example, you could try creating a new package and editing an existing package as well.

    I hope that these recommendations give you a starting point of what to do after applying a SAPGui patch. Please let me know if you have any questions.


    Blair Towe

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