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How to change server in SAP B1 8.8

Dear All,

I have a problem in using SAP B1 8.8. I have 2 separated server which is one is contain license server and the other server contain database company. My client doesn't want the company database in one server with license server. In SAP B1 2007 that my client used before, this is not a problem. But now, in SAP B1 8.8, it's become a problem because SAP remove "CHANGE SERVER" button in modul change company. I tried to click in the server list but the server that appear is License Server only. I can't find Database Server.

So, How can i choose the database server ?

Pls help

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    Sep 11, 2012 at 09:59 AM

    Delete the following file: \Program Files\SAP\SAP Business One\Conf\b1-local-machine.xml

    Restart SAP Business One client, then you will be able to select license server.

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    Jul 15, 2010 at 02:23 AM


    Go to your Server Tools, select the License Manager and click on Settings.

    Bottom Left is a new button called Configure Security

    Enter your B1SiteUser details

    This will then give you the option to change the server.

    If Computername\SQLEXPRESS fails to get you any closer try .\SQLEXPRESS (note the full stop at the front). Normally this is the Server you put in when logging into SAP on the database server and the client you put Computername\SQLEXPRESS.

    Hope it helps you.



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    • Hi,

      before you can add your <server-name>\SQLEXPRESS you must have your SBO-COMMON database available in SQL Server.

      If you have the original SBO-COMMON.mdf and SBO-COMMON_log.LDF files just place them under you SQL Server DATA folder (e.g. C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\DATA) and Attach from MS SQL Server Management Studio.

      Also attach any company databases.

      After that you can add <server-name>\SQLEXPRESS as follows:

      - open SAP B1 Service Manager

      - select License Manager service and click Settings

      - click Configure Security (bottom left)

      - enter password and click OK

      - enter your Connection Settings e.g.





      - click OK

      That will take care of the connection settings but not of your Add-ons registration.

      So if you have any add-ons (e.g. Screen Painter, Fixed Assets, etc.) you will have to manually edit the AddOnsLocalRegistration.sbo file (under C:\Program Files\SAP\SAP Business One) and change any

      Name="<server-name>" entries to Name="<server-name>\SQLEXPRESS"

      Save the modified file.

      Now start the SAP client, press Change Company and set you Current Server to <server-name>\SQLEXPRESS


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    Former Member
    Mar 08, 2014 at 09:51 PM

    I am not sure whether the question is still actual, but in case someone else would like to switch between license server in SAP Business One Client, we have developed a small wrapper that will help you to do it.

    Please try the free version of the application from our web site:

    Skybuffer SBO LogonPad (version 0.2)

    That's a kind of solution that is not recommended to be used in production environment, but could be very helpful and fast way to jump between different license servers for SAPB1 consultants.

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