How do I install the SAP GUI for Windows?

Michael Management
Michael Management
Updated 1 year ago


Please follow the guide below to install and connect to the SAP GUI. 

Before you begin:

The GUI installation process can take quite a bit of time – please make sure to set aside about an hour or two.

The easiest way:

Enroll in this free step-by-step video training course: How to Install the SAP GUI.

Or continue reading this FAQ:

  1. Download the SAP GUI file from the link that was provided to you. The download can take an hour or more on a high-speed connection. After the download is complete follow the steps below.
  2. Locate the downloaded zip file in the Windows Explorer (the name could be different on your computer).
    Zip file for SAPGUI
  3. Right-click it and choose ‘Extract All’ (if you get an error message or do not have an ‘Extract All’ option you might have to use an unzip program such as Winzip or Easyzip)

    .Extract the zip file
  4. Select a directory to extract the files to and then click ‘Extract.’ Make sure that ‘Show extracted files’ is selected

    Choose a directory
  5. The files are being extracted…

    The files are being extracted
  6. The files will appear in the chosen folder.

    The files appear
  7. Now you need to drill into the following directory and start the installation by double-clicking the SetupAll.exe file as shown below: 
     \PRES1\GUI\WINDOWS\WIN32 > SetupAll.exe
    Double click to start installation
    Drill down
    Drill down further
    Double click to start

    Start the installation by double-clicking SetupAll.exe.
  8.  Select ‘Next.’

    Select Next to continue
  9. Select the SAP GUI for Windows and Business Explorer options, then click ‘Next.

    Front End Installer
  10. Accept the default installation locations or ‘Browse’ to change, then click ‘Next.’

    Select installation location
  11. This window shows the installation process.

    Instillation Process
  12. SAP GUI is installed, click ‘Close’.

    Click Close
  13. Now you can start the SAP GUI by clicking on the SAP Logon icon on your desktop.

    SAP Logon Icon
  14. Now you can add the correct SAP system entry to your SAP GUI by using the system connection information that was emailed to you. To create a new entry, click on New Item.

    Create a New Item
  15. Click Connection, which is the first option.
  16. Click Next and add the following information:
    Click Next
  17. Enter the Description, Application Server, System ID and System Number on the Connection tab using the table below. Click OK. These GUI connection settings will be emailed to you together with your user ID and password.

    Enter system information here
  18. Accept default settings and click Next.

    Accept default settings
  19. Accept default settings and click Finish.

    Accept default settings again and finish
  20. Double click on system listed to login.

    Double click the system

    Below is what the login screen looks like:

    System login screen

Congratulations! You are all done and ready to login!

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