NetWeaver SAPSetup is SAP’s front-end software deployment tool that deploys SAP GUI for Windows 710, A1S Components, and software by SAP partners like Live Cycle Designer from Adobe, to mention a few. In the CD / download of these products, you will find a SETUP folder that contains the set of SAPSetup distribution and deployment utilities that help you in easy SAP software deployment.
Here is a snapshot of our tools –
NetWeaver SAPSetup Tools:
NWCreateInstServer: The first tool you need to setup an Installation Server. It’s wizard driven and will configure your windows environment for hosting an installation server and using SAPSetup Tools.
NWUpdateInstServer: Use this tool in the CD / installation-folder of a new front-end component to integrate it into an existing installation server. If the component(s) already exist, it will update them if the source contains a better version thereof.
NWSAPSetupAdmin: The Installation Server administration tool. Strictly for use by administrators, this tool lets you configure installation packages and maintain them, apply patches, configure services, etc. It also supplies alternative ways of importing new products into the installation server, and allows you to delete them.
NWSAPSetup.exe: The workstation installation tool. Start this in user-interactive mode for manual installation or via powerful command-lines to perform silent, unattended deployments.
NWCheckWorkstation: The check-utility that diganosis the health of the Workstation containing installed SAP front-end software. It also produces a CAB-file containing reports and error information, as applicable that you supply to SAP Primary Support if you face problems.
NWSAPSetupDS and NWSAPSetupIS: These implement Local Security Handling that help administrators to allow domain users with non-administrative privileges to install software locally on their workstations using NWSAPSetup.exe. LSH is configurable only via NWSAPSetupAdmin.exe. You never need to call or interact with these two applications directly.
Installation Server Help.chm and Workstation Installer Help.chm should help answer many routine questions that come up. Apart from explaining SAPSetup processes, they feature FAQs that help deal with the most common problems.