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SAP R/3 IDES 4.7*200 SR1 Installation on Windows 2003 R3 and SQL Server 2005

Posted by zieglers on August 26, 2007


 In this post, I’d like to share my experience on installing SAP R/3 IDES 4.7*200 SR1. IDES stands for ‘International Demonstration and Education System’. That means SAP R/3 IDES comes with many example scenarios, best practices and preconfigured environment for demonstration and education purposes. 

To have a clean and more manageable installation environment, I decided to do the installation on a virtual hard drive (.vhd). Basically, I installed SAP R/3 to a virtual machine. It took quite a long time but eventually I managed to complete the installation after 3 days J




 Installation Environment 

I got a 250 GB usb external hard drive and formatted it to NTFS (This also takes at least 2 hours.). Then I copied necessary installation DVDs/CDs to that drive and extracted them there. If you do just opposite, it can also take a couple of more hours as well. I’ll mention installation CDs in the following section in detail. I created an additional 130 GB virtual hdd just to host SAP installation and attached it to VPC as drive E:. I recommend you to install and keep all SAP related files in another partition for the ease of manageability and monitoring. System Details are as follows:      


  • OS: Windows Server 2003 R2
  • RAM: 1280 MB
  • HDD:  C: 20 GB, E: 130 GB
  • DB: MS SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
    • Collation: Binary order, for use with the 850 (Multilingual) Character Set.


 All installation media mentioned below can be downloaded from SAP Market Place. https://websmp207.sap-ag.de/swdc (logon required) 

 SAP GUI: Installations and Upgrades à SAP Frontend Components à SAP GUI FOR WINDOWS à 6.20 / 6.40 / 7.10 (In the context of this post, I used SAP GUI for Windows 6.20) 

 Installation Guide: (IWNSQL_A110.pdf)SAP® R/3 Enterprise ABAP on Windows:MS SQL Server Using SAP R/3 Enterprise Core 4.70,SAP R/3 Enterprise Extension Set 2.00, Service Release 1Document Version 1.10 – August 24, 2004  

 Installation Type: SAP R/3 Enterprise as a central systemCentral instance and database instance of the SAP R/3 Enterprise system are installed on one host 

Installation DVDs/CDs:


Installations and Upgrades à SAP Application Components à SAP R/3 ENTERPRISE à SAP R/3 ENTERPRISE 47X200 à IDES-Version à Windows Server à MS SQL Server





I did a local installation, which means central instance and database instance are on the same host machine. Firstly you need to complete a central installation and then proceed with the database installation. 

SAP Instance Installation Required CD or DVDs Central instance:

·        Database DVD (MS SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Installation DVD)

·        SAP Installation Master CD (51032936_13)

·        SAP Kernel CD (51030499)

·        SAP Web AS Java DVD (includes CD IGS folder IGS_SOFT for the installation of IGS) (51030724_1) 

Database instance for a non-MCOD installation:

·        Database DVD (MS SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Installation DVD)

·        SAP Installation Master CD (51032936_13)

·        SAP Kernel CD (51030499)

·        All Export CDs (51030584_1 … 51030584_16)




Once everything is ready and all the installation files are extracted, then you are ready to go. At the installation phase you need to choose a unique SAP System ID (for 3 letters). After choosing this ID, make sure that you are not changing it anywhere in the installation. Also you need to come up with 3 system ids: SAP Admin, SQL DB Admin, and SAP Service Admin. 

Make sure that you made the collation with SQL_Latin1_850_CP_Binary, otherwise your installation won’t proceed.  

First you need to make the central installation and then the database installation. For central installation you don’t need all export files. It takes relatively shorter than database installation.  For the database installation, Database Load part takes time. It can take from couple of hours to 1-2 days depending on the host system. Also SAP* and DDIC user passwords should be changed during the installation. 



Once the installation has been completed successfully, you can start your SAP system. To do this, open SAP Management Console and right click to your recently installed SAP system and click ‘Start’. In a minute or two, all three processes should turn to green. If everything goes ok, the result should be as follows:




Now you can login to SAP using your SAP GUI. Make sure that you install your SAP GUI before central installation. You can also get SAP GUI from SAP Market Place.






If you have any troubles or questions about the installations, let’s discuss them here. 

Cheers, J 


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12 Responses to “SAP R/3 IDES 4.7*200 SR1 Installation on Windows 2003 R3 and SQL Server 2005”

  1. imatch777 said

    How to change license expiration for SAP IDES?


  2. sachin123 said

    Good Job on putting together information about SAP R/3 Installation. I would like to download all installables. But I don’t have a User Id and I can’t create one because I don’t have Customer #, Partner # or Installable #. I would like to know how to create User Id and which section I can find all installables.

    Thanks in advance…

  3. zieglers said

    Unfortunately, if you have no connection with SAP or haven’t bought any SAP product for your orgnization or for yourself, you don’t have chance to get a SAP Marketplace userid.


  4. sachin123 said

    Thanks for your reply. Is it possible to download entire SAP R/3 from SAP site? What product can I buy for myself just to create user id on SAP Marketplace website? My questions might sound stupid. Sorry but I am new to SAP and wanna learn. Thanks for your help…

  5. spg100 said


    I have a hard disk with IDES ,which has got all modules r/3,bi etc

    but i am not able to load data from r/3 into bi ,is there any

    problem.why do you use virtual machine which i dont have in my

    system.Kindly help me.


  6. chamenga said

    Hi Zieglers,

    I’m very new to the world of SAP.
    I have access to the market place and would like to download a SAP Installation Master, for SAP Netweaver ’04 Support Realease 1 or the current release.

    This particular installer contains ABAP System for Informax, IBM DB2 UDB, MaxDB, MS SQL Server and Oracle, in addition to the Unicode installations, Sap Tools, BW 3.5 and SAP XI 3.0.

    I would also like to install EP and MAXDB. Is there an Installation Master that would Include the above items plus EP and MAXDB.

    My OS is Win 2000 Advanced Server, MS SQL and Oracle 9i. I’ve just been able to install R/3 4.71 EE with great difficulty, but it works.

    Can you point me in the right direction.


  7. yuri1836 said

    Hi Zieglers,

    I have access to SAP service market place, however since april 2007, you need solman with Maintenance Optimizer to download from the SAP service market place. Also there is no longer a IDEs version for Mssql.

    Is there anyway you can host or link to the files you used for the installation? Would appreciate your help in this.

    Thanking you

  8. zieglers said

    Hi Yuri,

    Are you sure you can’t d/l those files? The reason I ask is, it seems like I wrote this post Aug 26th, 2007, meaning that probably i downloaded those files after April 2007, and i didn’t remember something as you mentioned.

    I’ll check once again and let you know.


  9. reymran said

    Hi i am finally able to install SAP IDES 4.7.1 but when i open “SAP R3 Management Console” and click of process list it stays red

    only msg-server turns GREEn
    and disp-work stays white .. and stopped … what shall i do ??

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