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There are tens of command-line options that the SAP Installer supports, and a few hundred combinations too. In here, we discuss some of the most important combinations that will take you through most of your deployment requirements. 


Before I get going through some of the most important scenarios, here are some things that are good to know:

  • You can use /silent for a totally UI-less deployment, or /nodlg for a non-interactive deployment with a progress indicator. These are mutually exclusive, and usually give you the same end-result.
  • The /silent or /nodlg installation command-line is visible (or even copy-paste-able) from the administrative console NWSAPSetupAdmin.

Now, lets get going with stuff that you need the most:


Question: How do I install a front-end product / component (say SAP GUI for Windows 710) silently?

*Answer: </p><p><installation source>\setup\nwsapsetup.exe /silent /product=”SAPGUI710“</p><p>In here, the item in bold above is the product’s command-line name, which you can find via NWSAPSetupAdmin.</p><p> </p><p>Question: How do I uninstall a specific product (say SAP GUI for Windows 710) silently?</p><p>Answer:*

In general, adding /uninstall to an install command-line will do the job:

nwsapsetup.exe /silent /product=”SAPGUI710″ /uninstall


Question: How do I install multiple components available on the Installation Server (say, SAP GUI for Windows 710 and Business Explorer) silently using a single command-line?


Use the ‘‘ operator (no, really!):</p><p><installation source>\setup\nwsapsetup.exe /silent */product=”SAPGUI710SAPBI”*\setup\nwsapsetup.exe /silent /package=”Package Name”


Question: How do I uninstall all SAP front-end components from a Workstation?


Use /Uninstall /All

nwsapsetup.exe /silent /uninstall /all


Question: How do I update workstations silently from an updated / patched Installation Server?

Answer: \setup\nwsapsetup.exe /silent /update


Question: How do I apply the update selectively to (say) update only SAPGUI when the installation server contains updated version of other installed products too?

Answer: \setup\nwsapsetup.exe /silent /product=”SAPGUI710″ /update


Question: How do I update an installed package?

Answer: \setup\nwsapsetup.exe /silent /package=”package name” /update


Question: I am doing a silent remote installation (via SMS or other landscape management tools). How do I get the workstation to restart automatically when done?


Starting SAP Installer versions and higher (shipped with SAPGUI PL9), use /ForceWindowsRestart in any of your install or uninstall or update command-lines. Example:\setup\nwsapsetup.exe /silent /product=”SAPGUI710″ /ForceWindowsRestart

(Caution: This really will restart Windows automatically i.e. reboot the workstation when done.)




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  1. Former Member
    Thank you for all the good tips. Appreciate it.

    How do I check if there is an older version of existing? I need to install the GUI only if an older version exists.


    1. Former Member
      Hello Sharada,

      please have a look at SAP note 526199. I think the tool described there could be used for detecting the installed version of SAP GUI.

      Best regards,
      Andreas Rueger
      SAP AG

  2. Former Member
    i need your advice…

    What is your recommendations for requirements needs for the host for server-based installations (sap gui 7.10)?

    Our company is large (about 20000 employees).


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