After upgrading to Basis Release 7.00 or higher, you notice that the executable program saplicense for controlling and installing the SAP license key has only limited functionality at operating system level.
Digitally-signed license keys were introduced for Basis Release 7.00. The license key that was used until Release 6.40 can still be used in all of the 7.xx Basis Releases that have been delivered up to now. saplicense can manage old license keys only, and can no longer install as of Basis Release 7.10.
saplikey manages the new, digitally-signed license keys. The operation process of saplikey largely corresponds to that of saplicense.
saplikey requires profile parameters and an environment such as disp+work.
For Basis Releases 7.00 and 7.01, saplikey is available on SAP Service Marketplace only as of the release of this note; for Release 7.00 as of patch level 170 or 217 (depending on the platform), for Release 7.01 as of patch level 53.
With the latest patch for all releases, available as of calendar week 29/2010, the input parameter number and its output are adjusted to saplicense. In addition, the return value for the operating system can be differentiated as follows:
- 0 - No error
- 1 - Warning: License could not be installed since a license exists already
- Other - Error
For details about the patch level, see the SAP GUI display of this note by choosing Note Administration -> "SP Patch Level" tab page, in the HTML display under "Content: ... SP Patchlevel".
saplikey is contained in the packages SAPEXE_...sar and dw_...sar. These are available at service.sap.com/support:
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