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You can change the following settings in the SAP Logon:


You can display the SAP Logon in the language that you select. To use this option, the SAP Logon language file must be installed by the system administrator.

Message Server Timeout: ____ secs

Specifies how long the SAP Logon waits for a response from the R/3 Message Server. The default value, ten seconds, is normally sufficient, even with slow wide-area network connections.

If you experience repeated timeout connection errors, increase this value. If the error persists, there is probably a network installation problem.

Confirmation of listbox entry delete

Check this box if you want to display a warning before you delete a system or logon group from the SAP Logon.

Disable editing functionality

Check this box if you want to prevent logon entries from being changed. If editing functionality is disabled, you cannot use the options Properties, Groups, Server, New and Delete in the SAP Logon.

Activate SAPgui trace level

Check this box if you want to define and activate a network trace (SAPGUI trace). For reasons of security and performance, you should only activate the trace options to diagnose the system.

When you choose this option, you can select the trace level that is used. If you select level 2 or 3, an additional log file is generated that records all incoming data in an encrypted binary code.

Additional data hexdump in trace

Check this box if you want to list additional memory areas in the SAPgui trace. This option is only available if you choose trace level 2 or 3, since these trace the data that must be checked against the hexdump when errors occur.


This option can result in both considerable losses in performance and very large trace files.

Additional command line arguments

You can enter any additional command lines arguments in this input field.


The additional information that appears here can help solve particular frontend problems. Only perform the network trace options if the SAP Hotlines requests you to. You should cancel the network trace options as quickly as possible and remove the trace files.


  1. Display the SAP Logon by choosing Start Õ SAP Frontend Õ SAPlogon.
  2. Click on the SAP Logon icon in the top left-hand corner of the window and choose Options. You can then change the settings that are described above in the SAP Logon configuration dialog box.
  3. Choose OK to return to the initial screen of the SAP Logon.


When you change the SAP Logon language, the system asks you to restart the SAP Logon that is affected by the new language setting. You should then close the SAP Logon and restart it.

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