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1899901 - SAP system does not start: missing "Start_program_X" or "Restart_program_X" parameters


You tried to start the system through the SAP MMC (Windows) or with the "sapcontrol" command, however SAP is not starting: no "dw" (or "disp+work") process is getting created. Further symptoms are:

  • Windows only:
    • The Windows service related to the affected instance is running (SAP<SID>_$$, where "<SID>" is the "system ID", and "$$" is the instance number);
  • Operating System independent:
    • You see that the "sapstartsrv" process is running;
    • If you open the SAP MMC, it shows the instance in "gray" status, and most of the options are missing (like "AS ABAP WP table");
    • No "dev_*" trace file is being created/updated at the "work" folder of the affected instance.
    • Command "sapcontrol -nr <instancenumber> -function GetProcessList" returns an empty output:

          OS/path>sapcontrol -nr <isntancenumber>  -function GetProcessList

          name, description, dispstatus, textstatus, starttime, elapsedtime, pid




  • SAP NetWeaver System
  • Client/Server Technology – Startup Service


SAP NetWeaver all versions


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