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Netweaver trial error: Path component contains reserved character (''):

Hi guys!

After having failed my first ever Netweaver 7 64bit install on Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, I decided to give it another go on a Windows 2008 R2 machine.

But this time it worse. Did not even make it to the password section.

Right after choosing the Java Runtime Environment, I get the following error:

An error occurred while processing option SAP NetWeaver 7.0 including Enhancement Package 2 > SAP Application Server ABAP > MaxDB > Central System > Central System( Last error reported by the step :Path component contains reserved character (''): ).

You can now:

Choose Retry to repeat the current step.

Choose Log Files to get more information about the error.

Stop the option and continue with it later.

Log files are written to C:\Program Files/sapinst_instdir/NW702/AS-ABAP/ADA/CENTRAL/.

So - which path contain a reserved character - and which character? ('') does not tell me so much 😔

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    Oct 05, 2011 at 12:47 AM

    I think could be the service issue. have you enter any redundant '' in the path that you typed ?

    Check and scan the windows Registry, try find like: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SAP<SAPSID>_<no>:

    Key "ImagePath" > Value, see if there is any redundant " in the path.

    if so, delete all quotes under it and restart the installation. if issue continues, check your environment setting, sapinst_dev.log, keydb.xml

    regards,

    Vincent

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    Oct 05, 2011 at 07:28 AM

    I solved it. But it was something completely different.

    In the final log file was an error as a registry path contained "<" as part of a <localmachine> regedit entry key for SQLserverExpress..

    Why this and sqlserver express should affect SAP installation is beyound me.

    So it was an "<" reserved character, and not "" as stated in the error message. That is very confusing 😊

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    Former Member
    Oct 05, 2011 at 07:42 AM

    Issue closed

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