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updating kernel from 32 to 69

Hello ALL ,

i`m trying to update kernel on ecc 6.0 ehp 4 from 32 to 69 , and i`m working on windows server 2008 R2 with MSSQL server 2008 R2 , but it still take the old one " 32 version " , this is how I`ve update it after reading several notes :

1. download .sar file from marketplace .

2. stop the SAP services

3. decompress the file with sapcar .

4. copy the new files and replace it with these files in this path : D:\usr\sap\<SID>\SYS\exe\uc\NTAMD64

5. re-start the services.

6. open the ECC .

please i need your help guys .!!

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    Mar 04, 2012 at 02:02 PM

    I`m trying to update it because when try to install sap_appl 604 by EHPI , it unable to continue because it need at least 61 .

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      Your procedure is correct. Nevertheless, don't forget to take a backup of the existing kernel before replacement.

      To make things a bit better, I would like to suggest you to do the following

      Goto Market place Software download --> Support packages and patches --> Kernel -->SAP KERNEL 64-BIT -->

      Windows on x64 64bit -->Database independent --> SAPEXE.SAR Kernel Part I


      Oracle -->SAPEXEDB.SAR Kernel Part II

      DBSL Library,

      R3trans, tp

      Extract both of them to the kernel directory.

      Please revert, if you run into issues.



  • Mar 04, 2012 at 04:07 PM

    maybe the sapcar is not doing his task

    the sapcar is a toll invoked before the start up. its goal is to copy the news kernel's files from:




    to analyse the system check if the sapcar is being called at the start profile.

    You also can check the sapcar* files in the isntance work folder.

    As workaround you can manually copy the kernel files every instance exe folder.


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      Hi Clebio,

      Just wanted to correct that it is not sapcar, but it is sapcpe which copies from Global kernel directory to the Instance specific kernel directory 😉 May be it could be a typo from you.



  • Mar 04, 2012 at 08:02 PM


    Please check in your start profile path of ct_run

    This is where sapcpe copies kernel files to exe kernel directory

    Check you have applied kernel files to correct ct_run directory

    Check start profile with

    See 919046 Upgrade to the New Instance-Specific Directory

    As a workaround make a backup of the exe directory then

    copy kernel files directly to the exe directory

    This is what sapcpe does during startup.


    John Feely

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      Hello All

      thank you for quick response , its solved after checking alla your answers .

      the issue was that i`ve forget to install kernel part 1 " database independent " .

      I`ll add a points .

      Edited by: Rami Zeid on Mar 5, 2012 8:40 AM