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Function documentation Configuring the SAP Logon  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


Use this function to adjust your local layout in various ways. By changing your settings you can configure your SAP Logon according to your preferences, needs, and local requirements. You can use functions that allow you to protect, diagnose, or better utilize your SAP Logon.


To configure the SAP Logon click the top left corner of the SAP Logon dialog box and choose Options. In the dialog box that appears, you can change the following settings of the SAP Logon:


Depending on the version of SAP GUI installed on your computer, not all settings from the table above will be available to you.






You can display the SAP Logon in the language that you prefer, as long as the SAP Logon language file is installed by the system administrator.

Message Server Timeout in Seconds


This field specifies how long the SAP Logon waits for a response from the message server. The default value (ten seconds) is normally sufficient, even with slow wide-area network connections. If you have repeatedly experienced timeout connection errors, increase this value. If the error persists, there might be a network installation problem.

With Wizard


Check this box if you want to work in SAP Logon with a wizard. You have to restart the SAP Logon for the setting to take effect.

Confirmation of Deletion of List Box Entry


Check this box if you want to display a warning before you delete a system or logon group from the SAP Logon.

Disable System Editing Functions


Check this box if you want to prevent logon entries from being changed.

Configuration files


You can open the .INI files by double-clicking them.

Activate SAP GUI Trace Level


Check this box if you want to define and activate a network trace (SAP GUI trace). For security and performance reasons you should only activate the trace options to diagnose the system. When you choose this option, you can select the trace level. If you select level 2 or 3, the system generates an additional log file which records all incoming data in an encrypted binary code.

Additional Data Hexdump in Trace


Check this box if you want to list additional memory areas in the SAP GUI trace. This option is available if you choose trace level 2 or 3, since only these levels trace the data that must be checked against the hexdump when errors occur. This option can result in both considerable losses in performance and very large trace files.

Additional Command Line Arguments


You can enter any additional SAP GUI command line arguments in this input field, if you want to use a low speed connection for all your SAP systems.

When you are finished changing the settings, choose OK to return to the initial screen of the SAP Logon.


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