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1917100 - How can I create symbolic link for \SYS from SAP Global Host to application server's host during the installation using Software Provisioning Manager Tool


During the installation of distributed system or of high-availability system on Windows Server 2008 (R2) and higher, using SAPinst (SWPM tool according the SAP note 1680045), the \SYS directory is not created by SWPM tool on application server's host in the path: \\<SAPLOCALHOST>\saploc\.

\SYS folder is available only on the disk in path: \\<SAPGLOBALHOST>\sapmnt\  (in clustered environments it's the shared disk or file system where you find sapmnt share)

(The standard SAP System directory structures for every system types can be found in the SAP system installation guides in topic "SAP Directories", which are available on the link: installation guides.)



  • SAP Releases based on NetWeaver 7.0
  • Windows Server 2008 (R2) and higher


SWPM, symbolic link, symlink , KBA , BC-INS-NT , SAP Netweaver based Solutions on Windows , BC-OP-NT , Windows , Problem

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