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From basis prospective there was a requirement from long time for a tool/transaction using which sap system can shutdown gracefully.

In practical scenario graceful shutdown of system is very important due to complex interdependencies between various system.  A single transaction data loss can cause serious data loss problem in companies.

In simple term a requirement for intelligent shutdown process which can :

  • Wait till all the dialog transaction are completed
  • Wait till all the background transaction are completed
  • If new user try  to login to  system during shutdown process, he should get warning message

In NW7.02/NW7.3 SAP provide enhance soft shutdown functionality which can help to address above complex requirement.

You can trigger soft shutdown from SAP MMC:


From SM51: 



This functionality can be controlled by following prameters:




Once softshutdown process starts. Important paramters like disp/sutdown/message_frequency if you set to 60 seconds it will disply message in every 60 seconds like.


Information about other important paramters you can find in

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