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2467797 - SWPM Error: Cannot connect to DB Host ; SQL Server does not exist or access denied.


  • When you run Software Provisioning Manager (SWPM) to perform installation for a new primary application server (PAS) or additional application server (AAS) in a distributed system environment, you may run into this error:
WARNING <timestamp> (<user>) (startInstallation) [iaxmbcom.cpp:114] id=dbmodmssql.odbcdll.connection CMssLogger::logMessage
Cannot connect to the database server. Errors returned: [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][DBNETLIB]SQL Server does not exist or access denied.
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][DBNETLIB]ConnectionOpen (Connect()).
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TRACE <timestamp> (<user>) (startInstallation)
Cannot connect to <DB host server>
SQL Server does not exist or access denied.
TRACE <timestamp> (<user>) (startInstallation) [SLPGuiEngine.cpp:214] SLPGuiEngine::showMessageBoxHandleButtonImpl()
<html> <head> </head> <body> Cannot connect to <DB host server><br>Error(s) returned:<br>SQL Server does not exist or access denied.
  • You have already given the correct database (DB) host when SWPM prompted for it



  • SAP Systems based on SAP NetWeaver;
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and higher;
  • Windows Server operating system;


SAP NetWeaver all versions


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