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SAP Web dispatcher Installation – Windows

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  1. Create folder SAPWEBDISP in usr\sap\

  2. Download latest web dispatcher from and save it to above folder
  3. To extract the file > Start > Run > Cmd > Browse to SAPWEBDISP folder
  4. Execute sapcar –xvf sapdispatcher.sar
  5. Create a profile by executing: sapwebdisp.exe –bootstrap

  1. You will be prompted for some details.
  2. Hostname:

  3. http_port : 8100 <– this might differ, 00 is the instance having a messager server
  4. Unique Instance number: 88 (any number)
  5. Http port number for SAP Web Dispatcher: 80 <– default port for landing page
  6. Create configuration for : medium (default)
  7. Once complete, browse to SAPWEBDISP folder and edit sapwebdisp.pfl
  8. #SAP Web Dispatcher Ports
    icm/server_port_0 = PROT=HTTP,PORT=80,TIMEOUT=180, PROCTIMEOUT=3600
  9. # SAP Web Dispatcher Web Administration
    icm/HTTP/admin_0 = PREFIX=/sap/wdisp/admin,DOCROOT=./admin,AUTHFILE=icmauth.txticm/HTTP/redirect_0 = PREFIX=/, TO=/sap/bc/gui/sap/its/webgui/!
  10. Manually create a window service to run web dispatcher.
  11. Start > Run > Cmd > ntscmgr install “SAPWebDisp PRD” -b
  12. Start > Run > Regedit >
  13. HLKM > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > services > SAPWebDisp PRD > ImagePath >
  14. Enter:
    F:\usr\sap\\SAPWEBDISP\sapwebdisp.exe service pf=F:\usr\sap\\SAPWEBDISP\sapwebdisp.pfl
    (remember to check your drive and sid)
  15. Exit regedit
  16. Right click on My Computer > Manager > Services >
  17. Restart SAPWebDisp PRD service

SAP Web dispatcher Installation- Unix

  1. Read SAP Note 538405
  2. Read SAP Help:
  3. Download the webdispatcher from ->Support Packages and Patches-> Entry by Application Group-> Additional Components-> SAP Kernel-> SAP Kernel 32 Bit or SAP Kernel 64 Bit-> SAP Kernel 7.01 -> Operating system platform-> Database independent ->The package is called sapwebdisp_<>-<…>.SAR, where <> indicates the patch level
  4. Create a direactory /usr/sap/SID/webdisp on server and copy the downloaded webdispatcher sapwebdisp_35-10006297.sar
  5. Uncar the downloaded file
  6. /usr/sap/SID/SYS/exe/run/SAPCAR -xvf sapwebdisp_35-10006297.sar
  7. chown SIDadm:sapsys *
  8. Run this commnad to install webdispatcher: sapwebdisp.pfl -cleanup -shm_attach_mode 4 -auto_restart -bootstrap
  9. Installation process provide the values to below parameters:
  10. Hostname of Message Server (rdisp/mshost):messageserver hostname
  11. HTTP Port of Message Server (ms/http_port): 81Instance_Number
  12. Unique Instance Number for SAP Web Dispatcher (SAPSYSTEM): Give a unique name
  13. HTTP port number for SAP Web Dispatcher: 280_Instance_Number
  14. Create configuration for s(mall), m(edium), l(arge) system (default: medium): l
  15. At the end you will see this message, SAP Web Dispatcher bootstrap ended (rc=0), ð *** SAP Web Dispatcher up and operational (pid: 12956) ***
  16. Then start the webdispatcher: sapwebdisp pf=sapwebdisp.pfl -checkconfig
  17. Make sure the dispatcher started :
  18. ps -ef grep webdisp
  19. SIDadm 14561 11954 0 16:32:13 pts/2 0:00 grep sapwebdisp
  20. SIDadm 12956 1 0 16:26:29 pts/1 0:01 sapwebdisp pf=sapwebdisp.pfl -shm_attach_mode 6

URL redirect concept –

For redirect (when your client browser will be asked to go to a new URL), below should do, though it is better to use FQDN, like

icm/HTTP/redirect_0 = PREFIX=/ECC/webgui, FOR=sapwebdisp:85, FROM=*,TO=/sap/bc/gui/sap/its/webgui,HOST=saperpecc,PROT=HTTP,PORT=8001 

If you want your client to see http://sapwebdisp:85 URL in the browser, but actual content of http://saperpecc:8001//sap/bc/gui/sap/its/webgui, this would be URL forwarding/routing.

In this case you need to use parameter 

wdisp/server_info_location = info.icr to point to ecc host and also icm/HTTP/redirect_0 to manipulate prefixes ECC/webgui -> sap/bc/gui/sap/its/webgui/ .

We could also use httpurlloc table in ECC instead of info.icr file.

Example of icr file could be:

Version 1.0 ECC J2EE saperpecc 8001 DIA=1 

Only hostname and port are critical, since we are not doing load balancing on this web dispatcher.

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  1. Chris Kernaghan

    Good solid blog and walk through of Web Dispatcher install – would like to see a follow up showing how to do URL crafting/forwarding/abstraction, that is the difference between good amateur and Basis expert 🙂



    1. Ranjith Jacob Post author

      Hello Chris,


      Thank you for the support. I have added few points on URL redirect. I am crawling to become a Basis expert Hope to reach there with guidance from pro’s like you.




  2. Gajanand Gupta

    Hello Ranjith,


    Thanks good information shared. Can you help me to answer a query that can we use a single web dispatcher server for multiple systems. like i want to create a web dispatcher server which can server to my ERP HTTP(S), SRM HTTP(S) and other systems HTTP(S) requests ?


    Thanks & Regards

    Gajanand Gupta

  3. Former Member

    Very simple and good post about Web Dispatcher, Ranjith.


    Could it be possible integrate it with a basic example config for dispatching to an ERP and SRM  via HTTPS  ?


    Thank you,


  4. Former Member

    can any one please post the installation steps for SAP WEB DISPATCHER using SAPINST…..  i

    didn’t get  correct information  about  the installation steps….


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