Resources for troubleshooting SAP start problems

There's probably nothing worse than not being able to start your SAP system. Where's the problem? The operating system? The database server? This handy troubleshooting guide by veteran site expert Giovanni Davila will help you figure out what's going on.

As you can see, it's important to know and take note of the symptoms of the problem. Also, sometimes you need to read between the lines to tell what the actual problem is. Keeping good documentation of system changes is a good practice that always helps during problem solving. Make sure you have backup copies of your SAP system profiles.

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TROUBLESHOOTING SAP STARTUP PROBLEMS

 Home: Introduction
 Scenario 1: Dispatcher does not start due to a port conflict
 Scenario 2: Dispatcher dies due to a database connection problem
 Scenario 3: SAP does not start at all: no message server and no dispatcher
 Scenario 4: Users get 'No logon possible' messages when they attempt to log in
 Scenario 5: The message server starts but the dispatcher doesn't
 Scenario 6: Work processes die soon after they start
  Review: Conclusion and more resources

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Giovanni Davila, technical author and SAP Basis expert
Giovanni Davila is an expert in SAP administration on the Windows platform. He has authored the critically-acclaimed books "SAP Basis Administration" and "SAP Basis Administration for Windows". He also wrote an article for the SAP Professional Journal titled "System Database Copies – Made Easy".
Copyright 2005 TechTarget
This was last published in July 2005

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