2526566 - Creating node $(DIR_PERF) with type DIRECTORY failed | SAP Knowledge Base Article

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2526566 - Creating node $(DIR_PERF) with type DIRECTORY failed


While running an installation with SWPM, it fails in step createFirstSystemDirectories with the error below:

ERROR 2017-08-29 22:03:46.932 (<domain>\<install user>) (startInstallation) [bas/bas/749_REL/bc_749_REL/src/ins/SAPINST/impl/src/sapinst/CSiStepExecute.cpp:1116] id=controller.stepExecuted errno=FCO-00011
The step createFirstSystemDirectories with step key |NW_DI|ind|ind|ind|ind|0|0|NW_System|ind|ind|ind|ind|system|0|createFirstSystemDirectories was executed with status ERROR ( Last error reported by the step: Creating node $(DIR_PERF) with type DIRECTORY failed. Original exception text was: syslib.filesystem.nodeCreationFailed:
Unable to create node K:\ with type DIRECTORY: can't create parent node...).



  • Windows OS
  • Software Provisioning Manager


SAP NetWeaver all versions


sapinst, error, user settings, drive , KBA , BC-INS-SWPM , Installation with Software Provisioning Manager , Problem

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