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1884277 - Could not read file control.xml


The following Warning/Error message is displayed while running the Software Provisioning Manager (SWPM) / SAPinst:

WARNING Could not read file control.xml. Please make sure that you called SAPinst with the correct control file (the control file is given to SAPinst as its first command line parameter or as value of the command line property SAPINST_CONTROL_URL)

ERROR Could not create DOM from control.xml



  • Software Provisioning Manager (SWPM) / SAPinst;
  • Database Independent;
  • Operatinal System: Unix environments, but may also happen on Windows Servers.


SAP NetWeaver all versions


Sapinst, Installation, System copy, Export, Import, Switch Tool, Error opening, Cannot find file, Configuration, DVD, Media, Mount point, Access error, Error reading control.xml, Sapinst XML file corrupted, SWPM, Software Provioning Manager, NFS , KBA , BC-INS , Installation Tools (SAP Note 1669327) , BC-INS-FWK , sapinst, slcb, elmbridge, elm replication service , Problem

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