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POST INSTALLATION TASKS:

Before you move forward the most important step is “SAP Service Manager”. This should be on your server; it manages all server related services like:

  1. Early Watch Alerts
  2. SBO Backup
  3. SAP Business EventSender service
  4. SAP Business One integration Service
  5. SBO DI Server
  6. License Manager 2007

How to check,  either service manager is running or not on your SBO server?

If you find the following iconimage in your system tray, the Service Manager is up and running. If not, run setup.exe from the “\packages\server tools” folder on your installation CD. e.g. “…..\Packages\Server Tools\Setup.exe”

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When you find the service manager icon in your system tray, right click on it and open “Open SAP Business One Service Manager”. As shown here

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The Service Manager console will appear:

In the Console Manager interface, we have server (localhost name), Service name and starting style like start service by yourself or at starting of computer.

Control panel – Play, Pause and stop control

Service controlling tasks like schedule, setting, connection and database.

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You can choose service from the dropdown list and the controls will stay the same like play, pause and stop.

It might be possible via the Settings button to apply changes according to the service type.

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EARLY WATCH ALERT:

This service will help you prevent unexpected system down (not for fast disaster), this service will send you all kinds of serious alerts before it get worse and stops your server.

The Early Watch service collects SBO’s health data in a generated report. This report can be sent to the System Administrator as configured.

Alters can be scheduled to run and to send Specific data

–          Daily

–          Weekly

–          Monthly

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Database connection settings needs some information for the connection like:-

Database type: SQL/MySQL or Oracle

Databse Server: Local or IP address of DB server

Database super username: sa

Database user password: SAPB1Admin

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After establising connection,  choose the database you want to watch by pressing DATABASE button.

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Press the database button and tick the data from the given list. By pressing the “Setting” button on the Early Watch alert service console, you will reach to this screen.

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Here you have the option to dispatch report by email to given addresses.

Enter super username and password, the remaining options are self explanatory.

Write log, allows you to save the file on given path or display after generating the report and so on.

What event suits to your need chose and press OK to save the changes you made.

 

SBO BACKUP:

With the help of this  service we can automate the backup task. Here is a screen dump of backup service console.

Again a control panel with play, pause and stop. Service startup option at computer startup.

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Four buttons for Advanced Configuration. I will try to expalain each button.

The Scheduler is exactly the same as the Service setup. So I am not going to repeat it again and again with each service

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Set the path of backup directory for permament storage and for temorary stoge of temp files.

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Again database connetion setting to retreive the data for the report production.

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Tick the database in which you are interested, list of all available database lists will be displayed. You can choose more than one database.

 

SAP BUSINESS ONE EVENT-SENDER SERVICE:

As I mentioned before few setting are same for all services like schedule, connection and database. Most of the time settings are different for each service.

So for this service I am dumping screen short, pretty straight forward and self explanatory.

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SAP BUSINESS ONE INTEGRATION SERVICE:

The remaining services have similar setup settings. Self explanatory screen shots are attached.

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Leave rest of the tabs with default setting and press OK to complete.

  

SBO DI (DATA INTEGRATION) SERVER:

Data Intergration is one of the core components for SBO. It performs the intergration tasks across the various modules.

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Screen shots are attached here.

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LINCENSE MANAGER 2007:

This is the most important service. For the first 30 days you can use SBO free but after the trial period expires, you must obtain a license otherwise you can’t connect to the database or perform any task.

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Licence setting screen shots are provided here.

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If you installed a valid license on another server, the connection service can pick it up if you provide the necessery datails such as server name or server IP. The default port is 30000

The Settings section of the General settings can retreive system number, installation number and harware key when succesfully connected to license server.

 If you have a license key file on your computer, you can import it with the help of this section. First press the browse button (red color) and then press the “import license file” button.

The SAP license key is not like Microsoft Wndows 25 charcter long key. For the SBO license you have to create a hardware signature of your server and send it to SAP AG. They will in turn create a license key on the basis of the harware signature provided.

If you change your harware you require a new license key. For more information please visit SAP AG web site. http://www1.sap.com/solutions/licensingmodel/index.epx 

 

COMPANY SETUP IN SBO

The scope of this guide is to provide a typical company setup in SBO. The detailed discussion of modules is beyond the scope of this guide. For the complete details of modules, please  refer to the documents provided with this software or visit the company web site http://help.sap.com/content/sbo/2007/sbo_2007_A.htm

To access the SBO you should have the client software installed on your computer. After establishing a connection to SBO, the following screen will appear.

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Press the “Change Company” button. On the subsequent screen, press the “Change Server” button to establish a connection with database server. In my case its MS-SQL as  you can see in “Current Server”

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Provide the server credentials to connect to the server, in my case I put super user “sa” and SAP given default password “SAPB1Admin”

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On successful connection, the available database in server will appear as shown below:

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 Press the “New” button to create a new database for my proposed company.

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Type your company name and provide a name for your database. Each country has its own accounting system (charts of account), SBO has a comprehensive list of countries. When you will select country, SBO will automatically pick the COA and other company related settings. You can still define customized accounts by choosing the “User-Defined” option. The other important step is to define the posting period for your company. By pressing the posting button (green highlighted), you will see the next screen.

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Type all the necessary information into the posting period screen and press the “continue” button.

Now your SBO is ready to create a new company database and all required structure as per the provided credentials.

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Simply press “OK” and give the go ahead to your SBO. It will take a while to complete the creation process.

As per the screen shot, the new database is ready to use.

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Select the desired database and click “OK” to proceed with the company database.

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If your credentials are not accepted as per the next screen shot, you may have an expired license.

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If successful, you will see the following screen shot.

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In the above screen you can notice that we have, main menu on the top, next is tool bar. Then the “side main menu” and the message bar in the bottom.

I have attached the “Side main menu” for a closer look. This menu displays the current database (Victoria Uni), current user (Manager) and a standard menu with three tabs. I have highlighted the tabs and other information with different colour.

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I will explore the Administration menu, but the remaining menus are module specific and beyond the scope of this article.

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The expanded Administration menu is attached below. All tasks and submenus are self explanatory. For detailed info visit http://help.sap.com/content/sbo/2007/index.htm

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COMMON PROBLEMS:

NON ENGLISH LANGUAGE ON FRESH INSTALLATION:

May be you face this problem after installing SBO client. Some language other than English, as shown hare

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SOLUTION # 1:

Close the client and go to “%programsfile% \SAP\SAP Business One\GUI”  folder, delete all other languages other than English. Remember that the language file extension is .LRF or make another folder and move unwanted LRF files to that folder.

Launch client and you will see the problem fixed.

SOLUTION # 2:

CLIENT SIDE SOLUTION:

–          Remove the Client using Add/Remove Programs

–          Remove the SAP Business One Folder from the C:\Program Files

–          Remove all files from %temp%

–          Remove all files from Prefetch Files

–          Remove all files from Recent files

–          Remove all files from Recycle bin

SERVER SIDE SOLUTION:

Take a complete backup of all database.

–          Remove Client using Add/Remove Programs

–          Remove the SAP Business One Folder from C:\Program Files

–          Remove all files from %temp%

–          Remove all files from Prefetch Files

–          Remove all files from Recent files

–          Remove all files from Recycle bin

Restart the System and re-install the SAP Client.

 

PDF of this guide can be download http://www.slideshare.net/nasirgondal/sap-business-one-8140940

 

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