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You have the latest version of SAProuter available on SAP Service Marketplace (, seeInstalling the SAProuter), and have read the README file.


  1. Create the subdirectory saprouter in directory <laufwerk>:\usr\sap.

  2. Download the latest version of the SAProuter from SAP Service Marketplace. Read the README file in this package. Copy the executables saprouter.exe and niping.exe into the directory you have just created.

    If there is no SAProuter there, you can get a version (may be obsolete) from your directory <laufwerk>:\usr\sap\<SID>\SYS\exe\run.

  3. If SAProuter has already been entered as a service with srvany.exe, remove the definition of the service from the Registry and restart the host.

  4. Define the service with the following command:

    ntscmgr install SAProuter -b ...\saprouter\saprouter.exe -p "service -r <parameter>"


    The points stand for <drive>:\usr\sap

    <parameter> can be replaced by other parameters with which SAProuter is to be started. See SAProuter Options. It is important that the parameters are within the character string enclosed in double quotation marks.

  5. Define the general attributes of the service: In Control   Panel   Services  , set the startup type to "automatic" and enter a user. SAProuter should not run under the SystemAccount.

  6. To avoid the error message The description for Event ID (0)" in the Windows NT event log, you must enter the following in the registry: Choose   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE   SYSTEM   CurrentControlSet   Services   Eventlog   Application  , create the key saprouter, and define the following values for it:

    EventMessageFile (REG_SZ): ....\saprouter\saprouter.exe

    TypesSupported (REG_DWORD): 0x7

    Note Note

    These adjustments are not obligatory for running SAProuter. They are only used for providing detailed error messages in the event log.

    End of the note.

Maintain the Route Permission Table in the system32 Windows directory. If you want to keep it in another directory or under a name other than saprouttab, you must specify this with the SAProuter option -R.

For more information, see: Option -R <routtab>


You have installed SAProuter under Windows.

There may be a problem if some of the Microsoft DLLs have not been replaced. You can find which ones you need in SAP Note 684106.