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Author's profile photo Rahul Yedapally

Renew Maintenance License Automatically using Solution Manager

Hello Team,

Few years back, it was very difficult to renew Maintenance license for each system (very complicated for big landscape)

Dedicated Basis Resource needs to work only on Maintenance certificate really solution Manager doing great job, really good concept of Automatic Renewal of Maintenance License

Solution Manager can be used to distribute maintenance license to all Abap systems of landscape. If Automatic License Maintenance is activated, Solution Manager  becomes the agent between a satellite system and Service Market place. 

As illustrated below in diagram: it checks with satellite system if the maintenance license is expiring, if yes solution manager receives maintenance license from Service Market Place  and makes it available in satellite system’s s license.

Note: To receive maintenance license via Solution Manager  from Service Market Place , it is necessary that a valid maintenance contract is active between SAP and customer

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Procedure to setup automatic distribution of maintenance license:

To setup solution manager distribution of license, it is necessary that managed systems are configured for EWA report setup in SDCCN. Once EWA is setup in Solution Manager, create job for fetching license data from managed systems:

Go to SDCCN –> Go to To do tab -> Click on Create button on the menu bar -> Select “Get License Data” from the menu


This would schedule a daily job for collection license data from managed systems To check the logs of job, click on Done tab – > click on log icon in Logs column


How to renew Maintenance License Automatically using Solution Manager

Second step is to activate license distribution from change management : Go to Solman_workcenter

Click on Change Management -> License Management ( in left Menu )



In the screen select a system and click on “Activate Distribution” select “Activate Automatic Distribution”

Solution Manager can fetch the license 30 days in advance.



Rahul Yedapally


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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Dear Rahul,

      the automatic license distribution task appears automatically under "License Management", too, when the corresponding extractor gets activated. For a fully configured managed systems this happens without further activities. In this case the task "Get License Data" isn't needed.

      Best regards


      Author's profile photo Rahul Yedapally
      Rahul Yedapally
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Martin,

      Thanks for quick Response , Agreed  You are correct.


      Rahul Yedapally

      Author's profile photo Abhishek Paul
      Abhishek Paul

      Hi All,

      Should i need to login from ddic or solman_admin user and execute the sm_workcenter tcode ?

      When i login with my user id i am able to execute sm_workcenter,after going to the path:

      Click on Change Management -> License Management ( in left Menu ) it is showing the Status of Automatic distribution is "Active" and Maintance Certificate staus is red also Receive Maintance Certificate is red?

      Now what i need to do ?


      Abhishek Paul