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25 May 2020

How to download SAP GUI from SAP?

by Vasiliy Kharitonov

If you need to install SAP GUI on a new machine, you can download it directly from SAP. You need 2 prerequisites to be able to do it:

SAP user is provided to you by a company that is either SAP customer or SAP partner (or SAP itself). You could register a similar personal account (P-user) yourself, but I don’t think it can be used to download SAP GUI. If you don’t have SAP user, you should be able to ask your company’s SAP account administrator to create you one.

For the second prerequisite your usually need to ask IT department of your employer to provide sufficient access for your SAP user. In this case you should use the same SAP user that was provided by your employer.

To download the latest SAP GUI, you should perform the following actions:

  1. Navigate to Software center on SAP ONE Support Launchpad.
  2. SAP ONE Launchpad will ask you to login with your SAP user.
  3. Navigate to folder By Category, then SAP Frontend Components.
  4. Select one of the following GUI clients:
    • SAP GUI for Windows. Choose this one if you are using Windows. Generally speaking the Windows client is better.
    • SAP GUI for Java. Choose this one if you are using macOS or Linux.
  5. In case you use Windows you need to download CORE package and then Support packages and Patches.
    1. To start downloading CORE press the item name. You don’t have to use download basket and Download Manager software.
    2. After downloading CORE press Support Packages and Patches button on the top right.
    3. Press the name of the patch with the latest Release date (or Patch Level) to download it.
  6. In case of client for Java you can go directly to Support Packages and Patches and download the latest .JAR file – there is no need to download anything else.
  7. All the files downloaded are just installers, you need first to run the install to have SAP GUI software on your system.