8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 1, 2007 6:53 AM by Balaji Rajendran RSS

SAPINST guiengine: login timeout; the client was unable to  establish valid

Bart Pastoor
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sapinstGUI cannnot connect to sapinst. 

Message :

<b>guiengine: login timeout; the client was unable to establish a valid connection</b>


The GUI with selectable install components never shows


Any idea?  

I have been trying a lot of alternatives , and did quite some internet investigations, but to no avail.



<b>Details :</b>

WIN2003 SP1 with latest patches

All Firewalling turned off

sapinst 701  (as provided with Sol Mgr 4.0 ; ERP2005)

java  JAVA_HOME set to c:\j2sdk1.4.2_12  c:\j2sdk1.4.2_12\bin added to PATH


<b>Step 1 : Start sapinst without GUI</b>... it gives these messsages


<i>SAPinst is getting started.

Please be patient ...



starting gui server process:

  sapinstport: 21200

  guiport    : 21212

  guistart   : false

  command    : "c:\j2sdk1.4.2_12/bin\javaw.exe" -cp "C:/DOCUME1/ADMINI1/LOCALS1/Temp/sapinst_exe.2156.1168127928\jar\instgui.jar;C:/DOCUME1/ADMINI1/LOCALS1/Temp/sapinst_exe.2156.1168127928\jar\inqmyxml.jar" -Xmx256M -Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true SDTServer config=jar:sdtserver.xml guiport=21212 sapinsthost=localhost sapinstport=21200


load resource pool F:\51031659_11\DVD_4.0_SAP_Solution_Manager_Inst_Master\IM_WINDOWS_I386\resourcepool.xml


guiengine: no GUI connected; waiting for a connection on host amms, port 21200 to continue with the installation</i>


netstat -a shows a.o. ....


<i>Active Connections


  Proto  Local Address          Foreign Address        State

  TCP    amms:epmap             amms:0                 LISTENING

  TCP    amms:microsoft-ds      amms:0                 LISTENING

  TCP    amms:1026              amms:0                 LISTENING

  TCP    amms:21200             amms:0                 LISTENING

  TCP    amms:21212             amms:0                 LISTENING</i>


looks fine to me.


<b>Step 2 : start startinstgui ...</b>

messages in startinstgui window



<i>Java Runtime found in JAVA_HOME environment variable

  Path: c:\j2sdk1.4.2_12\bin\java.exe


Start mode: gui (GUI only)

Connection parameters:

  GUIServer host: localhost

  GUIServer port: 21212


<<< frog.jar: version 5.4.5  10/19/05  sap.theme: null >>></i>


messages in sapinst window :


<i>guiengine: login in process...............................


guiengine: login timeout; the client was unable to establish a valid connection

Exit status of child: 1</i>


The startinstgui terminates.

netstat -a reveals no lines anymore for the ports.



NOTE...  when I start sapinst <b>with</b> GUI  then the same sequence of messages.

BUT even after the sapinst is terminated netstat -a shows


TCP    amms:1230              amms:21212             ESTABLISHED

TCP    amms:1231              amms:21200             ESTABLISHED

TCP    amms:21200             amms:1231              ESTABLISHED

TCP    amms:21212             amms:1230              ESTABLISHED


I cannot get rid of those and need to reboot.