Skip to main content

How to install SAP IDES for practice: SAP has developed an environment called the Internet Demonstration and Evaluation System [IDES] for developers to learn and practice ERP by doing. Many of you might have tried installing IDES from SAP Marketplace and failed. Today we are going to talk about the SAP IDES installation procedure on a Windows 10 computer without using SAP Marketplace. Installation packages are provided here by "HEC Montréal" and are the same as those provided by SAP Marketplace. In this way, without sacrificing time, let's see how to install SAP IDES for practice with the help of the following tutorial.


Following are the hardware requirements for installing IDES:

  • 600GB HDD and above
  • 4GB RAM and more
  • Intel 64/32-bit core i3 processor and higher
  • Memory: Minimum 1 GB free
  • Disk space: Minimum 300 MB of disk space

How to install SAP IDES for practice

Make sure to create a restore point in case something goes wrong.

Part 1: SAP GUI Installation

Step 1: Download the SAP IDE provided by HEC Montréal from here and then unzip it.

Step 2: Go to the extracted folder and find the SetupAll.exe file


Double click on SetupAll.exe. If prompted with any message, select yes.

Step 3: A front-end installer will open, click Next.


Step 4: Select the following and click Next:

  • SAP 6.5 Business Client
  • Chromium for SAP 6.5 Business Client
  • SAP GUI for Windows 7.50 (Build 2)


Step 5: By default the path will be given as

C: N- Program Files (x86) N-SAPNNNWBC65,

If you want to change, click Browse and select the path or basically click Next.


Step 6: Let the SAP IDES installer install all the necessary files.


Step 7: Once the setup is complete, click close.


This is How to Install SAP IDES Libre but you still need to learn how to configure it, so follow the next method.

Part 2: Installing the SAP GUI patch

Step 1: Download the SAP GUI patch provided by HEC Montréal from here and then double click to install it.


Step 2: Let the installation continue.


Step 3: Once the installation is complete, click Close.


Part 3: Installing SAP Hot Fix

Step 01: Download the SAP Hot Fix provided by HEC Montréal from here and then double click on it to install it.


Step 2: Let the installer install the hotfixes.


Step 3: Once the installation is complete, click Close.


Part 4: SAP Login Configuration

Step 1: After the above procedure is completed, find the SAP Logon in the start menu and then click on it.


Step 2: Click on the new item as shown in the following image:


Step 3: Select "User Specified System" and click Next.


Step 4: Now select the connection type as "Custom Application Server" and enter the following as provided by the server owner or management department. For more information, visit this page: SAP App Server Instances

In my case:

  • Connection type: Custom app server
  • Description: Aditya Development Server
  • App server: server01.
  • Instance number: 00.
  • System identification: ERD.

Once you have entered the above values, click Next.


Step 5: Do not change any predefined settings and click Next.


Step 6: Don't change any communication settings between SAP GUI and app server, basically click Next.


Step 7: That's it, you have successfully learned how to install SAP IDES for free. In conclusion, click on the connection you just created and happily code.


That's all you have successfully learned How to Install SAP IDES for Practice [Windows 10], but if you still have any questions regarding this tutorial, feel free to ask in the comment section.