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Have problem installing IDES ? This may help !

If you are having problem installing an IDES system then probably
you are installing an IDES system on 32- bit windows OS .  The standard procedure to install SAP ECC 6.0
now supports only 64 bit environments (hardware and operating-system). But dont be shocked, read this to know how to install IDES on 32-bit systems.


I recently had to set up two IDES systems on Windows 32-bit, ECC and CRM, both IS Media version. If your environment offers ‘only’ 32 bit support, you have to set up your IDES system not as a normal installation but as a system copy.


The Media was shipped by SAP. The DVD media is no different then standard installation
set we use for Netweaver Installation.   The only differences is the IDES specific
Installation Master DVD and DB-Export-DVDs. Other components such as kernal and DB RDBMS/client can be used as per standard installation of your IDES version.


The step
mention below are those that are different from standard Installation method.
for Basis guys who are already conversant with standard installation methods.
If you are new to SAP Installations, then you might want to refer Installation
guide and follow the system copy methods of installation. 


Lets Start with our Installation preparation. 

Step 1 – Download installation master

For me the installation master provided with the IDES DVD
set did not work. If that’s the same case with you, download the standard 32-
bit Netweaver Master that supports your IDES version.

Now you have to modify your DB-Export-DVDs so as to make “DB
Export” for system-copy option.


*Step 2 – Preparing DB-Export *

Copy all the DB-Export DVDs to disc. They have the structure




– DVD4\EXP4 to EXP11

Now move all files from DVD2/EXP2/DATA to DVD1/EXP1/DATA

Now move all files from DVD3/EXP3/DATA to DVD1/EXP1/DATA

Now move all files from DVD4/EXP4/DATA to DVD1/EXP1/DATA

Now modify file DVD1/EXP1/LABEL.ASC

Change the text line in the file with an editor


SAP:MIG::EXPORT(1/::</p><p> </p><p>Step 3 – Starting Installation *Step 4 – Selecting Installation Method

When SAPinst asks for the ‘Installation Method’ choose

‘Standard System Copy / Migration (load based)’


Step 5 – Select the DB-Export we have prepaid

When SAPinst asks for the ‘Migration Export’ choose

the path to ../DVD1/EXP1′

The next steps are the same as for the ‘normal’ installation
and described.


Though I had to take help from SAP Support to get though, I have used this method to install both IDES ECC 6 and CRM 7.  I am sure after understanding the probelm, you can install any latest IDES on 32-systems using this method. 




SAP Note 1379040 – IDES ERP 6.0 ECC 6.0 incl. EHP4

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