The rar-tool creates a structure that you can see in the right side of the Explorer window. In the DOC directory you can find all HTML stuff related to the installer. The image is the installation itself. There are two database tools in the maxdbtools directory. And the SAPGUI directory contains a Compact SAP Logon 7.10 that you should use as User Interface. To start the ABAP server installation click on ‘start.htm’ and follow the dialog steps.
Be sure to check the system requirements. It is also important that there are no remnants of an older Trial Version or Sneak Preview installation left on your PC.
The Installation can be started from the Installation page by clicking on the word ‘Installer’.
Be aware that the installation of an SAP system is typically a pretty complex task, with installing a database, starting it, filling it with a huge amount of data, configuring the network connection, starting the system and doing lots of configuration steps. Therefore the installation guide of a real SAP system consists literally of hundreds of pages for experienced administrators. All this is hidden in this trial version as good as possible but nevertheless it is done under the hood. So it might be a good idea to leave the installation alone and not to work heavily on the PC during the installation.
This window shows you the real beginning of the installation process. The only information you have to provide during the installation is the target directory and you have to define the master password for the database. (the users of the ABAP trial server itself and their passwords are predefined)
The installation typically takes between half an hour and two hours dependent on your hardware. Therefore you have to be patient especially at 16% and 43%. Don’t worry if the installation seems to make no progress for a while at these points. As long as the hard disk is turning everything is ok. If you cancel the installation process manually you might leave the system in an indefinite state which may cause trouble with a new installation.
When the installation is finished the system will ask you how you to proceed. If you have already a SAP Logon on your PC you just can click on ‘Next’ which will start the Application Server and the SAP Management Console for monitoring purposes. If you don’t have the SAP Logon yet on your PC, it would be a good idea to uncheck the check-boxes and install the GUI first. For that you have to go to the SAPNW2004sABAPTrialSP11 directory and open SAPGUI folder.
By doubleclicking on ‘SapGuiSetup.exe’ you will start the installation of the Compact SAP Logon 7.10. In the dialog you are guided through some information pop-ups and finally you come to the window with the product selection. Just click on the ‘Select all’ that will check the check-box for you and then choose ‘Next’ and finish the installation.
In the next edition of ‘ABAP Trial Version for Newbies’ it is shown how to start the Application Server and how to logon with the SAP GUI to the system.
There are two forums where you can post your questions and ask for help in case of trouble.
Software Downloadsfor general discussions about the trial versions ( interesting projects you are doing with it, wishes for the future,…)
SAP NetWeaver Application Serverfor concrete problems with the installation