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Tcode within SOLMAN for assignement of maintenance certificates

Hi!

We use SAP Solution Manager 7.0 (SPS 17) and would like to set up and administrate the assignement of maintenance certificates for satellite systems.

Question:

1) What are the steps to set up and administrate the assignement of maintenance certificates for satellite systems within SAP Solution Manager?

2) Does some special tcode exist therefore or do I need to set up therefore a Work Center?

If yes, which one?

Thank you very much!

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    Apr 01, 2009 at 03:12 PM

    There isn't a Tcode for that exactly: you use SDCCN in the satellites, and the "SM:EXEC SERVICES" job in SolMan

    There is a screen in the System Administration work center (Tcode =solman_workcenter)

    to show the status of the licenses in the satellites. It is a little buggy yet, even with SPS 17 and Note 1316075.

    P.S. the whole process can be a bit tricky. Print off Note 1280664 (Distribution of maintenance certificates: Troubleshooting.) and keep it handy 😊

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      > What is the aim of the assignement of maintenance certificates for SAP systems?

      The benefit to SAP is obvious: it enforces license compliance. The benefit to customers escapes me.

      > It is still possible to build a valid stack and patch the system, meanwhile the error message appears by entering the tcode SPAM or SAINT?

      >

      > Is there a deadline since it will no possible to patch any software components?

      It is mandatory with SPAM/SAINT-Update Version 7.0/0034. The release notes for that say, "More strict check for a valid maintenance certificate; it is not longer possible to apply SAP packages if there is no valid maintenance certificate installed".

      Some service packs require SPAM v.34. But even if they don't, (from Note 822379), "We strongly recommend that you always import the latest version of the SPAM/SAINT update before you import any other Support Packages." In other words, the deadline is already here.

      You don't need the automatic deployment of maintenance certificates, you can do it manually:

      https://websmp102.sap-ag.de/~sapidb/011000358700001504082008E

      But the automatic deployment is useful if you have a lot of systems.