13 Replies Latest reply: Aug 30, 2013 10:49 AM by Kamil Kubrak RSS

SAPGUI .ssd file

Kristian Rantakoski
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Hi,

 

Is it possible to change the tx.ssd filename to something else.

We have a problem with the WinGUI iView, because the workstations associates the .ssd ending with another application. Because of this, the portal asks if the user want's to save it as a file.

 

We are using EP6.0 SP17.

 

- Kristian

  • Re: SAPGUI .ssd file
    Detlev Beutner
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    Hi Kristian,

     

    See SAP note 901949 and the referenced note 825464; a hotfix is attached to the latter from SP14 on. The problem will be solved in general from SP19 on.

     

    Hope it helps

    Detlev

  • Re: SAPGUI .ssd file
    Venkat Tamma
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    Hi Kristian,

    we resolved this issue with out SAP help and please

    Step 1 : On Windows XP SP2 --> Open windows explorer and choose tools->folder options->file types

    Step 2: Look for SDD file extension type and check which application is mapped. in my case it was mapped to Snagit and changed to SAPGUI but it did not help. Finally I deleted SDD file extention from windows explorer -> tools->folder options->file types , Now it is working fine.

    I mean no pop-ups asking save or open etc and also Snagit is also working fine.

    Thanks

    Venkat Tamma

    • Re: SAPGUI .ssd file
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      This worked!  After spending lots of time trying to figure out various settings for SAP, the portal, iview & my browser, I espeically appreciate a simple answer!

       

      Thank you!!

  • Re: SAPGUI .ssd file
    Peta Gergen
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    Hi Everyone

     

    The .ssd file extension entry should be associated with the SAP FrontEnd Logon Application so that when the Portal IView file tx.ssd is required to be opened, windows already knows that the .ssd file should be opened by the sapgui frontend logon application.

     

    Usually the .ssd extension is NOT associated in Windows with any program so there is no ambiguity for Windows when opening this file because the IView contains the relevant information for opening.

     

    Other programs may configure this .ssd extension for their own use, and when this occurs, the tx.ssd pop-up will occur because Windows will be asking whether you wish to open the file with the SAP Logon Application or just save the file because there is an ambiguity for Windows as to what to do with a file that is associated internally with the SAP Logon Application, but the .ssd file extension is NOT associated with the SAP Logon Application.

     

    So we should associate the ".ssd" File Extension with the SAP FrontEnd Logon Application in the Registry Hive HKCR\.ssd\@="SapFront.App" in the following ways:

    1. with the Registry (reg) command:

         reg add "hkcr\.ssd" /ve /t REG_SZ /d SapFront.App /f

     

    OR

    2. from Explorer:

       Open Explorer

         Select Tools -> Folder Options... -> File Types

           Select: New

             Select: Advanced>>

               File Extension: ssd

               Associated File Type: SAP Logon Application

             Select: OK

           Select: OK

     

    The Windows Registry entry will then look like this:

       Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

     

       [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ssd]

       @="SapFront.App"

     

    When SapGUI is installed, it set up the second part of this puzzle which allows the tx.ssd file to be opened.

    The SapFront.App entry in HKCR is setup by sapgui to open the saplogon.exe  program, which happens to be the SAP FrontEnd Logon Application.

     

    The Windows Registry looks like this:

       Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

     

       [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SapFront.App]

       "SapCreateKey"=dword:00000000

       @="SAP Logon Application"

       "EditFlags"=hex:00,00,01,00

     

       [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SapFront.App\CLSID]

       "SapCreateKey"=dword:00000000

       @="{83658045-6571-3232-7082-797884697869}"

     

       [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SapFront.App\DocObject]

       "SapCreateKey"=dword:00000000

       @="0"

     

       [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SapFront.App\Insertable]

       "SapCreateKey"=dword:00000000

       @=""

     

       [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SapFront.App\protocol]

       "SapCreateKey"=dword:00000000

     

       [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SapFront.App\protocol\StdFileEditing]

       "SapCreateKey"=dword:00000000

     

       [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SapFront.App\protocol\StdFileEditing\server]

       "SapCreateKey"=dword:00000000

       @="\"C:
    Program Files
    SAP
    FrontEnd
    Sapgui
    saplogon.exe\""

     

       [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SapFront.App\protocol\StdFileEditing\verb]

       "SapCreateKey"=dword:00000000

     

       [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SapFront.App\protocol\StdFileEditing\verb\0]

       "SapCreateKey"=dword:00000000

       @="&Edit"

     

     

    If you have an association for the .ssd file type that you need to be other than the SAP logon Application, then change the SSD_URL_Postfix entry as shown below:

    According to SAP Note Number 901949 - Popup for tx.ssd shows up on Windows XP SP2 or Windows2003

    In EP6 SP2 you may also try this step:

    -


    6. Edit WinGuiRenderLayer.properties

    Edit the file

    /usr/sap/<SID>/j2ee/j2ee_XX/cluster/server/services/

    servlet_jsp/work/jspTemp/irj/root/WEB-INF/portal/portalapps/com.sap.port

    al.appintegrator.sap/property/Transaction/WinGuiRenderLayer.properties

    Change the line

    SSD_URL_Postfix = /tx.ssd

    to

    SSD_URL_Postfix = /tx.sapssd

    and save the file. Restart the portal.

     

    Once this is done, you can then either leave the .sapssd file type unconfigured or you can configure it to point to the SAP Logon Application in the following ways:

    1. with the Registry (reg) command:

       reg add "hkcr\.sapssd" /ve /t REG_SZ /d SapFront.App /f

     

    OR

    2. from Explorer:

       Open Explorer

         Select Tools -> Folder Options... -> File Types

           Select: New

             Select: Advanced>>

               File Extension: sapssd

               Associated File Type: SAP Logon Application

             Select: OK

           Select: OK

     

     

     

    Best Regards

     

    Peta M Gergen

    SAP Basis Administrator

    KPMG

    147 Collins Street

    Melbourne  VIC  3000  Australia

    pgergen@kpmg.com.au

    • Re: SAPGUI .ssd file
      Sidharth Rai
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      Hi Peta,

       

      Your reply is pretty detailed and edifying.

      I have a question - Should the SAP GUI be installed on the machine from where we are accessing the Sap Transaction iView (through browser) ?

       

      Thanks & Regards

      Sidharth

    • Re: SAPGUI .ssd file
      David Nguyen
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      Peta,

       

      Sorry to bother you, but I have question on how to add in the reg add "hkcr\.sapssd" /ve /t REG_SZ /d SapFront.App /f

       

      In the command: how should I type?

       

      This quote from you:

       

      "Once this is done, you can then either leave the .sapssd file type unconfigured or you can configure it to point to the SAP Logon Application in the following ways:

      1. with the Registry (reg) command:

      reg add "hkcr\.sapssd" /ve /t REG_SZ /d SapFront.App /f

       

      Thanks again

      David

      • Re: SAPGUI .ssd file
        Peta Gergen
        Currently Being Moderated

        Hi David

         

        I have created a file for you to use repeatedly instead of just running the single command you are asking about.

         

        Save the following 5 lines :

         

        Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

         

        [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.sapssd]

        @="SapFront.App"

         

        [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ssd]

        @="SapFront.App"

         

        to a Windows Registry file called Set_SapGui_FileAssosciations.reg

         

        1. You can then run this file anytime by double-clicking it with the mouse

        or

        2. you can call it from the command prompt (Start->Run->cmd) by using

               reg import Set_SapGui_FileAssosciations.reg

         

        Best Regards

        Peta Gergen

    • Re: SAPGUI .ssd file
      Mitchi Haight
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      Hi Peta, we're having this same issue, but with .sapssd. Does the same solution you recommended above also apply to the .sapssd file extension? I read a similar thread (tx.sapssd pops up with open, save and cancel options) and it suggested deleting the .SAPSSD file type in Windows Explorer. Would you please let me know if you recommend what you have in this thread, or what is in the other thread (tx.sapssd pops up with open, save and cancel options). Thanks, Mitchi

       

      Edited by: Mitchi Haight on Sep 30, 2009 3:58 PM

      • Re: SAPGUI .ssd file
        Peta Gergen
        Currently Being Moderated

        Hi Mitchi

         

        The message pop-up is from MS Windows as it already has an extension definition which is associated with another application.

        It is MS Windows that is saying it has a program conflict with the extension type (.ssd / .sapssd) that the portal is trying to open using the SAPGui

         

        You can either:

            1. delete the associations by deleting the .ssd and .sapssd extensions in MS Windows

            or

            2. set the association for both .ssd (EP6 below SP19) and .sapssd (EP6 SP19 and up and EP7) 

         

        The reason for the extension change from .ssd to .sapssd is I suspect due to applications like Snaggit (screen capture) using the .ssd extension. Which is why removing the .ssd extension works.

         

        Removing the .sapssd extension is only useful if it is incorrectly assigned.

         

        Either way it is just easier to set the extensions as per the registry key updates I specified before.

         

        Best Regards

        Peta

  • Re: SAPGUI .ssd file
    Mitchi Haight
    Currently Being Moderated

    null

     

    Edited by: Mitchi Haight on Sep 30, 2009 3:58 PM

     

    Edited by: Mitchi Haight on Sep 30, 2009 3:59 PM

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