Manually Apply SAP Note without OSS1 or SAPOSS Connection



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You want to apply a SAP Note and you are downloading the SAP Note from transaction code SNOTE. Unfortunately, the download ended with below error.

Error in remote connection to destination SAPOSS: Error when opening an RFC connection (LB: Hostname or service of the message server unknown DEST =SA
Message no. SB331

Diagnosis
An error occurred during RFC communication with a remote system. SAPOSS was used as a destination (maintain destinations in transaction SM59). The message returned by the RFC interface is:

Error when opening an RFC connection (LB: Hostname or service of the message server unknown DEST =SA

System Response
No data was transmitted from or to the remote system.

Procedure
Notify the system administrator.

Solution

Of course, you may need to fix the SAPOSS & OSS1 connection but, in case of urgent. You can try to use below steps.

1. Open the SAP Note. As an example, SAP Note 1222907. Click on Download Corrections and you need to download the file using SAP Download Manager. The file will be in zip/rar type, so you need to extract it.

2. Open the transaction code SNOTE. Choose Goto > Upload SAP Note. Apply the extracted file as on step 1. Now, you can proceed to implement the SAP Note as usual.

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