"Have you heard, now sapinst will not be used. All the installation/system copy/uninstallation will be done through this new "thing" SWPM" -- This is what a friend of mine told me.
We were discussing that the moment we settle down with some tool/version or any module, SAP changes it in such a way that we need to re-learn it all over again, which is certainly not a good feeling!
BUT this is not the case this time... so what is SWPM? it is a Master of Master of Master DVD. You don't have to do anything new, just run the sapinst present in the DVD, and you are going to get these all extra options, no more running around for different DVDs for different versions or modules etc, sometimes SAP does good job too . I have done more than 100 installation+system copy with help of these two DVDs and take my word they are just same good old sapinsts minus some bugs.
For any operating system it has two avatars. One DVD for 7.3 and its EHPs and second DVD for rest of non-7.3s. Lets take a look at the screenshots of these two DVDs so that you can have idea what all is out there.
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