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Configuring the Web Server for MaxDB’s Web DBM

Web DBM is one among the tools for the MaxDB which uses Web Server for operation. This weblog explains how to configure the Web Server to be automatic and how to start a service using the Web DBM. There are a few simple steps that are to be followed for the same. Further this configuration has to be performed to change the default configuration parameters and hence ensuring more security.

Configuring the Service

First important thing is to activate a service; this can be easily done using the control panel. To perform this the user should either be an Administrator or user with administrator privileges. The services can be activated as shown below,

Goto Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services.

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Right Click the SAP DB WWW and choose Properties and make the Startup Type as Automatic

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Then right click the SAP DB WWW under the status and select Start. This will start the Server. Further, as the server startup type is setup to automatic, the server will be automatically during next login.

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Updating the required Web Server parameters in the Registry

The Registry needs to be update with the necessay parameter for working with the Web Server. The registry editor can be found in the C:\WINNT or C:\WINDOWS folder.

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From here we have to navigate to the required section of the configuration and change the default parameter settings to suit to our requirements. The path for the settings is

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> SAP -> SAP DBTech -> WebAgent75.

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In the WebAgent75, the parameters in three main sections are to updated or modified. The sections and the modification to be performed are given below,

1. HTTP Section

In this section the following parameters are to be set
Port :Port address of the Web Server. Default is 9999.
LogRequests:This logs all HTTP accesses. Here set it to ‘1’ where 1-activate, 0-deactivate.
MaxThreads:Maximum number of threads used to process accesses to the Web Server. Default is 10.
LogDirectory:Directory for log files. Default is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\sdb\wa.

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2. General Setting Section

In this section the following parameters are to be set
AdminUserName:Administrator Name for the Web Server. Default is admin.
AdminUserPassword:Administrator Password for the Web Server. Default is init.
It is better to change the password for Administrator to ensure better security.

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3. Services Section

In this section the following parameter is to be set for four subsection, namely waecho, webdav, webdbm, websql
serviceStart:To start web tools.Here set it to ‘1’ where 1-starts along with web server, 0-doesnot start.

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Starting the Web DBM service

The Web DBM can be started using a normal browser. The URL is the key things that will start the service. The general syntax is http://web_server : port/webdbm. Now the configured Web server can be accessed using the below URL,
http://localhost:9999/webdbm

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Thus, the Web Server has been configured for the Web DBM.

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