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2344768 - Database Upgrade/Copy Completion fails with "Server Principal Already Exists"


During the execution of Database Upgrade Completion or Database Copy Completion, in SAP Database Tools for MS SQL Server with SWPM, it fails with the following error:

Errors when executing sql command: [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver]Associated statement is not prepared
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]The server principal 'DOMAIN\sidadm' already exists.
SOLUTION: If this message is displayed as a warning, you can ignore it. If this is an error, contact SAP support.



  • SAP systems based on SAP NetWeaver;
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and higher.


SAP NetWeaver all versions


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