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Start and stop an SAP Central instance : WINDOWS / SQLSERVER part I


Here is the second part of this SAP BC admin for beginners blog series : how to start/stop an SAP instance on WINDOWS/SQLServer


1. Stop SAP & SQLServer


Connect to the operating system as sidadm,


  • Start the SAP Management console :






Enter the requested password



This instance is made of a few processes and should stop within a few seconds.



The diagnostic instance is then stopped.



  • Stop the SAP instance :



Right click on the instance and select stop :



This is the SAP applicative instance. Here Solution manager in this example.

It is made of ABAP and JAVA processes.

Stopping this SAP instance will take more time, up to a few minutes.


You can check the ABAP processes shutdown here :




You can check the JAVA processes shutdown here :



The SAP instance is then fully stopped :




  • Stop the SQLServer database instance using SQL Server Management Studio as user sidadm :



The authentification to the database is done through the windows operating system authentification:



Once connected, right click on the SID database and do the following choices:






The database is then stopped.



  • You can stop the instance in order to perform a full stop :







The application and database are then stopped. You can stop the server now.

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