Tuesday, November 27, 2007

miniSAP – where to download it?

- updated on 1st of Aug 2023

ABAP Platform Trial 1909 SP07my installation blog


- updated on 17th of Feb 2021

SAP ABAP Platform 1909, Developer Editionmy installation blog


- updated on 11th of Nov 2019

SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP Developer Edition 7.52 SP04my installation blog


- updated on 20th of Sep 2018

SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP Developer Edition 7.52 SP01 (not available for download any more) – my installation blog

SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP Developer Edition 7.51 SP02my installation blog

SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP Developer Edition 7.50 SP02

SAP NetWeaver App Server 7.03 SP03 Trial, Ready for ABAP in Eclipse (not available for download any more) – my installation blog


- updated on 6th of Aug 2014

SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP 7.02 SP11 with Gateway SP04 Trial - Ready for SAP Gateway (not available for download any more) – my installation blog


Few remarks: most of below download links is not valid anymore. SAP store site at store.sap.com is now defunct fro those. It was moved to another URL (partner.store.sap.com) but it is only available for SAP partners.

Going forward main download site is located at developers.sap.com/trials-downloads.html


- updated on 26th of Jan 2014

SCN has migrated downloads area. Now it is a part of SAP Store - DB & Technology.

For details see my new post here: Download developer edition and trial version of SAP software


- updated on 18th of Mar 2013

All content that is crossed out is not available anymore.


-  updated on 27th of Dec 2009

I’m getting this question very often therefore I want to summarize possibilities how to obtain miniSAP software wither to download it from internet or to buy SAP book with some CDs/DVDs included.


1. Download it

Main source of miniSAP is SDN. Navigate to Download section and choose SAP NetWeaver Main Releases. Over here you can find currently (mid. of Nov 2007 March 2013):


1.1 Suite of SAP NetWeaver 2004s platform:

SAP NetWeaver 7.03 SP04 ABAP Trial - Win 64 platform

SAPNetWeaver 7.02 SP06 ABAP Trial – Win 64 platform

SAPNetWeaver 7.02 SP06 ABAP Trial - Win 32 platform

Technology Preview SAP NetWeaver Gateway 2.0 - App Server on Linux/MaxDB - SAP EMR           Unwired – Mobile Server for Healthcare

SAP NetWeaver Portal, Enterprise Workspaces 1.1 SP3 – Trial Version

SAP Netweaver CE 7.3 Trial Version

SAP Netweaver Gateway Productivity Accelerator


SAP NetWeaver 7.01 SR1 SP3 ABAP Trail - for Win platform

SAP NetWeaver 7.01 - ABAP Trial Version - for Win platform

SAP NW 7.0 (2004s) - ABAP Trial Version – for Win platform

SAP NW 7.0 (2004s) - Java Trial Version - for Win platform


SAP NetWeaver 7.02 SP07 ABAP Trial - for Win64 platform

SAP NetWeaver 7.02 SP09 ABAP Trial - Win 64 platform

SAP NetWeaver 7.02 SP11 ABAP Trial - Win 64 platform

SAP NetWeaver 7.02 SP11 ABAP Trial w Gateway 2.0 SP03 - Win 64 platform

SAP NetWeaver 7.02 SP11 ABAP Trial w Gateway 2.0 SP04 - Win 64 platform


SAP NW 7.0 (2004s) - Trial Version on Linux – for LINUX* platform


          1.2 Suite of SAP NetWeaver 2004 platform:

          SAP NW 2004 - Java Trial Version – JAVA only for WINDOWS platform

SAP NW 2004 - Trial Version on Linux– JAVA only for LINUX platform


          1.3 Suite of SAP NetWeaver Composite Environment (CE) 2004s platform:

SAP NW CE 7.1 SR3 - Trial Version Java EE only

SAP NW CE 7.1 SR3 - Trial Version

SAP NW CE 7.1 SR1 - Sneak Preview

SAP NW CE 7.1 SR1 - Sneak Preview Java EE only


*- Version of miniSAP for LINUX was formerly called Technology TestDrive for mySAP.com on Linux. All LINUX releases of miniSAP can be found here. See also area of SDN dedicated to LINUX.


Other source of miniSAP only on LINUX (NS4) might be official SAP’s ftp server: ftp://ftp.sap.com. It is possible to download all SAP software which is available on SDN plus SAP GUI and its patches, SAP/MAX DB, LINUX lab stuff etc. Use user anonymous@ftp.sap.com to connect this ftp server. This is also not valid anymore. As of 1st of April 2012 all LINUX test drives were removed from FTP as well as SAP GUI downloads. For LINUX misaSAP version proceed via SAP Shop (see below point no. 3): http://www.sap.com/shop -> SAP Knowledge Shop and search for the following material numbers:

  * SAP NW2004s Testdrive MaxDB: 50077574

  * SAP NW04s Testdrive Linux DB2 x86: 50083014


More versions like WAS 6.10, 6.20, 6.30, 6.40 were available on SDN before. At the moment they are not available and it is just a history.


You can find some versions of official’s SAP trial software on peer-to-peer networks (torrents, etc.). There are also available commercial full versions of SAP software but I strongly recommend to do not download it. On one hand you will break software license and on other hand you will barely be able to install it and customize it for using. Please be careful.


2. Do get it with a book

First book which was issued with miniSAP was ABAP objects. I bought this book in 2001 as its first edition. At that time it was miniSAP 4.6D included with this book. Meanwhile this is a second edition which is available with mini SAP NetWeaver 7.1 Version. I assume this is same version which can be downloaded from SDN as SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (2004s) - ABAP Trial Version – for WINDOWS platform. More information about this book can be found here.


Another book is The Official ABAP Reference. Here is SAP Web AS 6.20 test version included.  Find more information here.


For JAVA based developments on SAP NetWeaver you can use book Developing Accessible Applications with SAP NetWeaver. It is not clear to me which version is included in here. I assume it is SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (2004s) - Java Trial Version plus some NetWeaver Developer Studio based on Eclipse.


For some information how to install miniSAP: SAP NetWeaver 2004s ABAP Trial Version; see my previous post here.


3. Order it via SAP Shop

Ordering of DVD with miniSAP installation media has been discontinued over the years.

SAP AG is running its own online shops long time ago. Currently there are available three types of shops. SAP Merchandise Shop specializes in a variety of gifts for business and leisure. Second one SAP Knowledge Shop for Customers and Partners offers knowledge products, publications, documentation CDs for SAP customers and partners; requires an SAP Service Marketplace (S-user) ID. The third one SAP Knowledge Shop has knowledge products, including online documentations, books, Delta study guides, and e-learning offerings for everybody.

You can use its Download section to download CD Mini Web AS 6.20 ABAP Engine (3) for 29,80 EUR and CD Mini SAP Web Application Server 6.10 for same price. Before SDN this shop played significant role in miniSAP software distribution nowadays importance of it is decreasing.


Closing remarks:

I’ll dedicate some more posts of my blog in future to miniSAP. Meanwhile if you need to register your installation of miniSAP follow up this link.


AlexINA said...

Man you're the greatest. I searched everywhere for the miniSAP and now i finaly found it. I'm a key looser (joke) in the company I work for and i sure want to learn more about SAP and this option seems pretty good. Once again thanks.

Anonymous said...


I read your blog for a while and found a lot of interesting information so thank you first !
2 years ago I built a minisap server under linux with N4S test drive x86_64 with both abap and java stacks and it worked fine.
I have to build such a server now but I don't have my N4S iso anymore, and the 7 parts of the file are no more available for download at SDN.
I though you could have this iso, if true could it be possible for you to send it to me ? I could give you ftp server with private access to do that.
I hope you could do it, thank you by advance, I really need it to do a BW project for the university.
You can contact me by mail yoshee at meta-lan dot net.

Anonymous said...

SI4 testdrive is here :


You can concatenate the parts with:
'cat SI4_TestDrive.iso_Part_a* > SI4_TestDrive.iso'

Hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

can u explain how to install this software?

Martin Maruskin said...

Hi, regarding miniSAP installation see following blogs:



Anonymous said...


Can this miniSAP used for BASIS practices..??

Martin Maruskin said...

Hi Anonymous,

that's exactly the purpose of miniSAP, to get hands on Basis and ABAP of SAP's NetWeaver system!


Anonymous said...

Can I use the trial versions to test integration of SAP with external applications? Does it support external RFC connections that can be used to send/receive Idocs and call SAP functions from external apps?

Thanks for the update. I just wish I could get a download to complete :)

Martin Maruskin said...

Hi Anonymous,

yes, you can practice RFC-ing as RFC connections are supported in miniSAP. TA SM59 is available.

Hope you succeeded with downloading of miniSAP :-)

cheers, sapper

Anonymous said...


are there core components like MM and SD, so i can practice on the tables and standard transactions ?

Best Regards

Martin Maruskin said...

Unfortunately there are no application modules like SD or MM available in miniSAP. The only possibility is to practice ABAP programming language and some Basis (SAP administration) stuff.

ist.ecommerce said...

Can i install SI4_TestDrive into Vmware for study.


Martin Maruskin said...

Hi sapper,

I do not have experience with SI4_TestDrive on Vmware other even oldier version of miniSAP on Oracle VirtualBox. Therefore I tend to think that SI4 should also run in VM.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for having an updated blog because I was searching for an valid link for hours!

Also, I sent directly a message on the SAP website and they have provided me with an 48h available link to download minisap!
So if you need it you just have to ask for it on the SAP website!