In this blogpost the focus is on the implementation of centralized configuration files and different ways to switch between them in Windows Enterprise Environments.
Step 1: Don’t use Local Files -> Change to Server Configuration Files
This setting is realized by the RegKey:
In Windows Enterprise Environments it is useful to implement this RegKey (and all other settings) in a separate “SAP GUI Policy” Group Policy Object (GPO) in the Active Directory Domain.
Step 2: Implement multiple SAPUILandscape.xml filesCreate different XML files in your SAPLogon Console (-> “Add New Entry”).
Now you have a “Local Configuration File” ready to use it as a central file in your network. Local Configuration Files are stored in %appdata%\SAP\Common\
Copy each XML file in a corresponding network folder share. In this case we have a “Default”-, “IT Department”- and “HR”-Configuration file:
Step 3: How to switch between the SAPUILandscape.xml filesThere are different ways to switch between the XML files.
One solution could be three different Active Directory Groups. Each Domain-User is member of such a group.
A scheduled task, deployed by the GPO, uses a small configuration script (also stored in a shared folder) to read the group and to set the correct network location.
The task runs
at user logon:
On Error Resume Next
Wscript.Sleep 15000 ' We need a short delay for network initialization
Set Wshell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
' Get Active Directory Informations
' Read Active Directory Groups and set corresponding Server Configuration File Path in Registry
groups = cObj.GetEx("memberOf")
For Each group In groups
Select Case mdn(0)
' AD-Group "sapuilandscape_default"
Wshell.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\SAP\SAPLogon\Options\LandscapeFileOnServer", "\\server\SAPUILandscape_Default\SAPUILandscape.xml", "REG_EXPAND_SZ"
Wscript.echo "SAPGUI Standard"
' AD-Group "sapuilandscape_itdepartment"
Wshell.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\SAP\SAPLogon\Options\LandscapeFileOnServer", "\\server\SAPUILandscape_ITDepartment\SAPUILandscape.xml", "REG_EXPAND_SZ"
Wscript.echo "SAPGUI IT"
' AD-Group "sapuilandscape_hr"
Wshell.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\SAP\SAPLogon\Options\LandscapeFileOnServer", "\\server\SAPUILandscape_HR\SAPUILandscape.xml", "REG_EXPAND_SZ"
Wscript.echo "SAPGUI HR"