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In SAP installation and upgrade tools, a key can be required to upgrade a product. With this function, you can generate this key.


The following details of the related technical system (AS ABAP or AS Java) must be known:

  • SAP system ID

  • Message server

  • Instance number


Proceed as follows:

  1. Start SAP Solution Manager: Work Centers (transaction SM_WORKCENTER) and choose   Solution Manager Administration   Landscape   Technical Systems  .

    (Alternatively, you can access the LMDB directly with transaction LMDB.)

  2. Choose Generate Installation Key.

  3. Enter the required data and choose Generate Key.

    The system displays the key. Save it locally.

  4. You can now use the generated key in the installation or upgrade tools.