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Change from domain to local installation

Hi All,

We want to change the ERP system from domain installation to local installation. The version of ERP system is ERP 6.0 EHP7, database is ASE 15.7.

I would like to ask how can we change the from domain installation to local installation? What steps we will need to do?

Is it done with system rename procedure? It's not clear in the System Rename documentation when I checked the use cases.

In addition, we cloned the server to an isolated environment, will we have to change the IP address of the server in this case?

I would be grateful for any feedback.

Best regards,


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    Jan 03, 2017 at 04:51 PM

    Hello Duy,

    You can change your installation from a domain to local installation either during the System Copy process (which you already used when you cloned your system, so perhaps just repeat the copy?), or you can use the System Rename process, which is part of the same SWPM tool you used for the system copy. Changing the Windows Domain during System Rename is described in the System Rename Guide at -> System Provisioning -> Rename Option. It's in chapter 3.6 of the guide for ABAP systems on NetWeaver 7.1 or higher, which would apply to you. See also Note 1619720 ( and the Wiki at

    This is a pretty common question. I've answered it, or one very much like it, before myself: In that discussion we talked about what is needed for creating a cloned system in an isolated environment, whether or not IP addresses have to change, and so forth.

    I'm going to add the Software Logistics Toolset tag to this question, as it is related to that topic as well as NetWeaver.


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    • In the past there have been known issues with SAP systems running on cloned servers. It might be better to create the VM from scratch (or from whatever template you use for Windows servers), set it up appropriately and install the DBMS on it, then use the SWPM system copy/target server installation process to install the SAP system from scratch. You'll have to adjust the default and instance profiles afterwards, as they'll be installed with default parameters, but otherwise this should result in a working system.

  • Jan 03, 2017 at 11:50 AM

    Hello Duy,

    About changing the IP address, that is up to your infrastructure needs.

    From the SAP perspective, there would be no problem in changing the IP address as long as the relevant DNS entries (and/or "hosts" files) are updated as well, before starting SAP.

    About the procedure to change from domain to local installation, I am not sure, but I believe that you would need to do a system copy.

    Best regards,


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