SAP NetWeaver 7.4 Installation Steps

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• VirtualBox
• Windows Server 2008 R2
• Microsoft SQL Server 2012
• SAP NetWeaver 7.4


VirtualBox installer
Windows Server 2008 R2 ISO – Download the 180 EVALUATION days from Microsoft website.
• Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (51046000)*
• SAP NetWeaver 7.4
– Installation export (51045855)*
– Kernel (51046232_2)*
– SL Controller (51046232_3)*


* search the media files from SAP Service Marketplace.


Install the VirtualBox and configure Virtual Machine.
Install Windows Server 2008 R2.
Install Microsoft SQL Server 2012.


1. Launch the sapinst from the Software Provisioning Manager. Before start the installation, it is recommended to run SAP Prerequisite Check to ensure all the requirements are met.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Prerequisites Check

2. Once you complete and verified the prerequisite checks, you can continue to navigate as below, SAP NetWeaver 7.4 > MS SQL Server > SAP Systems. In this example, we are going to install the Standard System of Application Server ABAP.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - SAP System ABAP

3. Select Custom Parameter Settings.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Custom Parameter Settings

4. Choose OK to log off. You need to log in back to continue the installation.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Log Off

5. Set the SID.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - SID & Drive Destination

6. Set the FQDN & enter the DNS (you can skip).

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - FQDN & DNS

7. Locate the required kernel (UNICODE Kernel 740)

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - UC Kernel NW740

8. Enter the Master Password.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Master Password

9. Define the domain model installation (we use Local Domain for this installation).

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Domain Model

10. Maintain the operating system user password.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - OS Users

11. Enter the database instance name.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - DB Connection

12. Click Next.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - New DB Connection

13. Define the Windows Domain for Host Agent.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Windows Domain for Host Agent

14. Enter the operating system password for SAPADM.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - OS Users Password - SAPADM

15. Locate the installation export.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Installation Export

16. Define the SAP database schema password.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - SAP DB Schema Password

17. Define the expected system size.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Expected System Size

18. You can adjust the database configuration files sizes and location. Once done, click Next.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Database Files

19. Accept the default configuration of tempdb. Click Next.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Tempdb Configuration

20. Enter the number of parallel jobs. SAP recommended to use maximum 2-3 R3loads per CPU.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Import Load Parameter

21. Set the instance number for the Primary Application Server Instance and ABAP Central Services Instance.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - PAS & ASCS Instance Number

22. Use the default and click on Next.

ABAP Message Port & Transport Host

23. Set the ‘webadm’ password for ICM User Management.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - ICM User Management

24. Locate the SL Controller media file.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - SL Controller

25. Accept the default and click Next.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Unpack Archives

26. Define the diagnostic agent SID and installation drive.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Diagnostic Agent SID & Install Drive

27. Set the diagnostic agent Windows domain (we use Local Domain).

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Diagnostic Agent Windows Domain

28. Set the OS users password for the diagnostic agent.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Diagnostic Agent OS Users Password

29. Click Yes.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Diagnostic Agent Trusted Users

30. Define the diagnostic agent instance number.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Diagnostic Agent Instance Number

31. Choose the SLD destination. (we choose to No SLD destination – since we haven’t configured the SLD)

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Diagnostic Agent SLD Destination

32. Unpack the archives again (for diagnostic agent). Accept the default and click Next.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Unpack Archive - Diagnostic Agent

33. At last, the parameter summary screen! You can verify all the settings before start the installation. Click on Revise to adjust else, click on Next to start the installation.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Parameter Summary

34. The SAP Netweaver 7.4 installation is now begin. You may monitor the progress time by time – you may see the progress at the screen bottom.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Installation Begin

35. SAP Netweaver 7.4 installation complete!

SAP Netweaver 7.4 - Complete

36. You can now login to the newly installed SAP Netweaver 7.4. You may need to reset the SAP* password on client 000 first before be able to log in.

SAP Netweaver 7.4 GUI

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