Configuring Without TMS under Windows


To access a common transport directory, you need the editor SAPPAD.EXE. The editor is in the executable directory of your system, and it can also interpret UNIX and Windows file formats.



       1.      Set the binary mode for the SAP transport tools.

As of Release 4.5A:

Enter the following parameter in your transport profile:


       2.      Enter the following parameter in the transport profile:

wnt|transdir=<path to UNIX transport directory>

wnt|transdir = \\trans01\trans4\

wnt|A99/r3transpath=\\<path to R3trans>\R3trans.exe

wnt|A99/sapevtpath=\\<path to sapevt>\sapevt.exe


You must save the transport profile using SAPPAD in the UNIX format. To do this, choose Options ® Save as UNIX File

       3.      Change the instance profile of the SAP systems under Windows.

You must make the following entries in the system-specific instance profile for each system under Windows that is supposed to use the central transport directory:


                            a.      Set the parameter abap/NTfmode=b.

This parameter sets the default mode for opening a file for the kernel.

                            b.      Set the parameter DIR_TRANS on the UNIX transport directory.


                            c.      Set the parameter DIR_EPS_ROOT to a subdirectory of the transport directory for Transaction SPAM.


                            d.      Stop the relevant SAP system and the service SAP <SAPSID>_<instance no.> by choosing Control Panel ® Services.

                            e.      Then restart the SAP system and the service.

       4.      Adjust the SAP profile to the UNIX format.

You must convert the profiles into binary format of all systems running under windows that are supposed to use the central transport directory.

To do this, log on to the SAP system and call Transaction RZ10. Choose Utilities ® Import profiles ® Of active servers.

This saves the profiles in UNIX format.