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This Wiki article explains Backing and Restoring SAP Logon entries and History from one system to another system during workstation migration. This trick is currently tested for

clients running Windows Operating System.

This trick can be used for replicate the data on the WTS system from client running Windows Operating System.

SAP Logon entries refers to the SAP System added in SAP Logon Pad and History refers to Dropdown Values which are shown during a User-Input in SAP GUI.

Warning: All the SAP Logon entries and History will be deleted and will be replaced with the corresponding data from the source system.

It is highly recommended to take backup of any file which is getting replaced or overwritten.

1. Backing SAP Logon Pad entries and History from Source System

 Follow the steps mentioned below in the Source System for Backing process:

Step 1.1: Close the SAP Logon Pad from the System Tray:

Exit all the SAP system(s) opened on the system and right-click on the SAPLogon Icon.Click Close SAP Logon that will end the SAP Logon Process (saplogon.exe).
Make Sure SAP Logon Process (saplogon.exe) is not running: Open Windows Task Manager by right-clicking the taskbar, and then clicking Start Task Manager. You can also open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc. In the Processes tab, make sure that SAP Logon Process (saplogon.exe) is not running.

Step 1.2: Know the Location of SAP Logon Pad entries and History

Open the SAP GUI Configuration by launching sapfewcp.exe which is located in the folder %ProgramFiles%\..\Program Files (x86)\SAP\FrontEnd\SAPgui\.

  • Location of History file
    In the Folder Node Local Data go to History Node and note the Path for Directory of Input History as shown below: 


  • Location of SAP Logon entries files
    In the Folder Node SAP Logon Options go to Local Configuration Files Node and Note the Path of Local Configuration Files as shown below:


Step 1.3: Copying Files from Source System

  • From the Location of History file noted in Step 1.2, copy the .mdb file into your custom backup folder.  
  • From the Location of SAP Logon entries files noted in Step 1.2, copy all the files into your custom backup folder.

2. Restoring SAP Logon Pad entries and History in Target System

Follow the steps mentioned below in the Target System for Restoring process:

Step 2.1: Close the SAP Logon Pad from the System Tray:

Perform Steps 1.1 in the Target System.

Step 2.2: Know the Location of SAP Logon Pad entries and History

Perform Steps 1.2 in the Target System.

Step 2.3 Copying Files in Target System

  • In the Location of History file noted in Step 2.2, copy the .mdb file from your custom backup folder which was retrieved in Step 1.3.  Backup and delete any existing file before copying.
  • In the Location of SAP Logon entries files noted in Step 2.2, copy all the files from  your custom backup folder which was retrieved in Step 1.3. Backup and delete any existing file before copying.

2 Comments

  1. Former Member

    I'm yet to find a method to selectively export a single or, a few entries from SAP GUI and import them on a separate system.

    Do you know any?

  2. Former Member

    in sap gui/Logon 7.4 – sapfewcp.exe >> sapsettingsshow.exe