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2692587 - How to identify corrupted mds.ini file


The mds.ini file needs to be validated to make sure that it is not corrupt. In 7.1 SP18 the default mds.ini looks like the following:

[MDM Server]

MDS Ini Version=1

Accelerator Dir=D:\usr\sap\<SID>\<MDS_Instance#>\mdm\accelerators

Log Dir=D:\usr\sap\<SID>\<MDS_Instance#>\log

Report Dir=D:\usr\sap\<SID>\<MDS_Instance#>\mdm\reports

Archive Dir=D:\usr\sap\<SID>\<MDS_Instance#>\mdm\archives

Distribution Root Dir=D:\usr\sap\<SID>\<MDS_Instance#>\mdm\distributions

Transport Dir=D:\usr\sap\<SID>\<MDS_Instance#>\mdm\transport

Modifications Dir=D:\usr\sap\<SID>\<MDS_Instance#>\mdm\modifications

Lexicon Dir=D:\usr\sap\<SID>\<MDS_Instance#>\exe\Lexicons\

Log SQL Errors=True

String Resource Dir=D:\usr\sap\<SID>\<MDS_Instance#>\exe\LangStrings\

Stemmer Install Dir=D:\usr\sap\<SID>\<MDS_Instance#>\exe

Wily Instrumentation=False

Wily Instrumentation Level Threshold=10

SLD Registration=True

Skip Unchanged Records=False

Listening Mode=Unencrypted

SSL Lib Path=D:\usr\sap\<SID>\<MDS_Instance#>\exe\sapcrypto.dll

SSL Key Path=D:\usr\sap\<SID>\<MDS_Instance#>\sec\SAPSSLS.pse

Default Interface Language Code=eng

Default Interface Country Code=US


LogViewer Format Logging=False

LogViewer Format Tracing=False

Performance Tracing Watermark=8388608

Performance Tracing Max Number Of Log Files=50

Performance Tracing Filter Threshold Milliseconds=1000

Enable Performance Tracing=True

Trusted Connection Authentication Mode=IP

Max Threads Per Operation=Auto

Lock Account After Failed Password Attempts=5

Lock Account Duration=1800

Minimum Password Length=6

Maximum Password Length=255

Password Must Contain Uppercase And Lowercase Letters=False

Password Must Contain At Least One Digit=False

Password Must Contain At Least One Special Character=False

Password Cannot Contain The User Name=False

Number Of Previous Passwords That Cannot Be Reused=1

Password Expiration Days=90

Password Expiration Warning=7

Disable Read Access To Repositories That Require Restart=False

Check the content of the mds.ini file and compare it to the above example. Usually the easiest way to validate is to search for the parameter Distribution. Frequently this is missing if the mds.ini is corrupt.



  • MDM Release Independent
  • SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management


SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management 2.0 ; SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management 3.0 ; SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management 5.5 ; SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management 7.1


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