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SAPonWin Check Tool

The SAPonWin Check Tool (SCT) collects configuration and logging data from a Windows Server host. Based on the collected information, the SAPonWin Check Tool validates your configuration and checks for common misconfigurations, for example:

  • Operating System: Operating System Version, Windows Service Start-up types, Permissions for file System objects and network shares, etc.
  • Network configuration: Forward/Backward Name Resolution of IP Addresses and Hostnames

Disclaimer: This tool is not part of the SAP Products and thus not officially supported by SAP. It was designed to help our customers and supporters to identify potential misconfigurations. Use it at your own risk.

Download the SAPonWin Check Tool (SCT)

Get the latest version

You can find the latest version of the SCT attached to SAP Note 3273783 – How to use SAPonWin Check Tool?.

The version history of the SCT can be found at the end of this blog post.

Advance information

The SAPonWin Check Tool is published in two different versions:

  • A version built for .NET Framework 4.8
  • A version built for .NET Framework 4.5.2 (this version has „NET452“ within the name, e.g. CheckTool-NET452-1.0.0.0.zip)

For more details about how to upgrade the .NET Framework and the WMF, see:

System Requirements

To run the SCT, the system must fulfil the following requirements

  • Windows Server 2012 or later with .NET Framework 4.5.2 or .NET Framework 4.8
  • The Windows Feature “.NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)”)
  • Windows Management Framework 5.1 or later. You can get the Windows Management Framework 5.1 from Microsoft: http://aka.ms/wmf5download
  • Disk space: The required disk space (on the drive where SAPonWinCheckTool.exe is located) mainly depends on the size of the collected data. Especially the size of the Windows event logs and the SAP work and log folders can sum up to several Gigabytes.
  • The user used to run the SCT must be at least a member of the local Administrators group. It can be either a local user account or a domain user account.

Running SCT

Extract the archive to a local directory on the system you want to check, for example C:\SCT.

You can run the SCT by running SAPonWinCheckTool.exe via Windows Explorer:

  • Navigate to C:\SCT
  • Run SAPonWinCheckTool.exe

or from an administrative (= run as Administrator) command prompt or PowerShell:

cd C:\SCT
.\SAPonWinCheckTool.exe

Wait until SCT has collected all required information from your local system. This may take some minutes depending on the performance of your local system and the amount of data being collected.

After the SCT completed its work successfully, the generated report is opened with the default web browser. You will also find a SCTReport-<Date>-<Timestamp>.zip archive in the same directory where SAPonWinCheckTool.exe is located (C:\SCT in this example). This ZIP archive contains all data that was collected by the SCT:

  • Network:
    • Network related configuration data like IP configuration, IP to Hostname resolution, configured SMB shares, etc.
  • OperatingSystem
    • EventLogs: Export of the event logs Application and System.
    • Configuration data like user rights Assignment, environment variables, list of active filter drivers, …
  • SAP
    • Profile\<SID>: Profile files for all detected SAP Systems, grouped by the <SID>
    • Work\<SID>: Work folders of all local SAP Systems, grouped by the <SID> This directory contains one subdirectory <SID> for each detected SAP System storing the collected data
  • WMI:
    • Several XML files that contain WMI/CIM data that was exported by SCT
  • SCTReport.html
    • The generated report

Attach this archive file to a SAP incident to provide SAP support additional information about the affected Windows host and SAP system.

Version History

Version 1.0.0.0 (November 25th, 2022)

  • First Release

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