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Author's profile photo Neil Gardiner

SAP Netweaver Trial Version License Renewal

Like many others I downloaded the latest version of the trial SAP Netweaver 7.01. And at the end of the 30 day trial I needed to renew the license. This blog covers that process.

Throughout  the 30 day trial you will be notified of how many days remain of your trial period. Once this period expires an error messages will appear at logon.


Hardware ID (HWID

When requesting a new license key you will need to provide a Hardware ID (HWID).

If you do not know your HWID do not panic. You can this by following these simple steps:

1) Go to the DOS promt and change the directory:


Note: This may differ is you have installed your SAP system in different directory. 


2) Enter the command ‘saplicense –get’. This will return the HWID of the trial system.



Requesting the Key from SAP

Go the URL below and enter the requested details.



It’s vital that the correct System ID is entered. In this case NSP.



Installing the new License Key

Once submitted the key should take less that an hour to arrive at the designated email address. Once the key arrives the next step is to install it.

When the key arrives log onto the trial version on SAP Client 000 using user SAP* and password 06071992

Go to transaction SLICENSE click on image 


Click on image and chose the file received from SAP.

The file should look like this:


If the installation the License Key is successful the following message will pop up:



And that’s it, you should be able to access your Trial Version on SAP for another 90 days.

Note: The license can be renewed more than once.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congratulations on your first blog! Hope to read more from you in the future! -:D
      This blogs is really helpful and I'm sure it's going to help a lot of people...thanks for that -:)


      Author's profile photo Neil Gardiner
      Neil Gardiner
      Blog Post Author
      Thanks mate. I appreciate it.
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      hi Neil

      I had a bit of a different experience renewing the 7.01 license - I could only do it using the install button in the old license section of SLICENSE and cutting and pasting the installation number, system number, expiry and key from the NSP.txt key file supplied by the minisap site

      thought it a bit strange since we used the same installation files and it was the first license installation for both of us!

      nice blog


      Author's profile photo Neil Gardiner
      Neil Gardiner
      Blog Post Author

      I realise why. For this blog I deleted all license keys in my system so I had no choice but to use New License as there were no old ones in my system.

      Thanks for the compliment though! See you in the morning.


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      As I could not find the \usr\sap\NSP\SYS\exe\uc\NTI396 folder (the sap folder is protected, so the file search couldn't enter it), I logged in as SAP* and with the password you mention and used the SLICENSE transaction to retreive the HWID.

      When I tried to install the new license key, SAP complained about the system number which did not match. To solve this I simply copied the system number SAP displayed into the NSP.txt file.

      Author's profile photo Clemens Mannert
      Clemens Mannert

      I also had problems, because the licenses file contained a different system number than the one shown in transaction SLICENCE.

      Any ideas anyone why this happens?

      I sent exactly the same HW-key and system-ID which I had sent in June, when I last updated my license. Back then the file came back with the right system number.

      Seems to me that the algorithm by which the system number is derived from the HW-key has changed.

      Anyway, I solved this by simply editting the license file (I would never have expected this to work if I had not read it here, so thanks a lot for the hint. 🙂 )

      Apart from that license renewal worked fine.


      Author's profile photo Graham Robinson
      Graham Robinson
      Thanks Neil, this blog just saved my life. I couldn't seem to find the link for the license renewal form on SDN.

      Graham Robbo