SAP Trial license expired? How to prolong SAP Trial license?

If you try to log to your SAP system and you see the message ‘Logon not possible (Error in license check)‘, it means that your SAP system does not contain the most current license.

Logon not possible (Error in license check)

SAP Trial expired.

SAP Netweaver Trial offers free access to the system for 3 months. After this period of time you can get access for next 3 months (and repeat this procedure each time, your license expires).

How to prolong SAP Trial license? 

In this article you will find out, how you do it in 12 easy to follow and quick steps.

1. Login under “SAP*” administration user. (if you’re using our Fully Pre-Installed Local SAP System use this password “Down1oad“)


2. Go to “SLICENSE” transaction.


3. Get “Hardware key”.

In this transaction you see your expired license. You will need “hardware key” to get your license prolonged.


4. Go to SAP portal form to ask to prolong the license (

5. Find the system name, which you are going to get the prolonged license (in case -that you have bought SAP system from ABAP Academy- use ‘NPL’ for  your SAP NW Trial system)

SAP Trial license expired? How to prolong SAP Trial license?

6. Then scroll down to find additional data to fill out.

Fill in all the required fields (in order to ask for license, you need to have you SCN user registered)

SAP Trial license expired? How to prolong SAP Trial license?

7. Hit “Generate”.

8. Right after generating license file, your browser starts to download license file.

Check your Downloads folder on your machine or check downloads part of your browser.

Download license file (“NPL.txt” file)

SAP Trial license expired? How to prolong SAP Trial license?

9. Go to “SLICENSE”, choose the old installation and remove the old license (Edit -> Delete License or press Shift+F2)


.. and press “OK” button ..


10. Install new license (Edit -> Install License or press F6)

SAP Trial license expired? How to prolong SAP Trial license?

11. Choose the license file and press “Open”


12. And new prolonged license is successfully installed

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Last step

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  1. Jannik says:

    Hi, i got the same problem that i cant login with any user. Every User gets the “error during license check” message so i cant get my hardware key renewing.

  2. Praveen says:

    Thanks for sharing this article. Very helpful.

  3. L. Pinho says:

    Hi, I always used this page as my go to guide to renew the license, thanks.

    Now, the problem :( I installed a development system to test SAP integration a few years ago, and the license will expire in 3 days, I was going to generate a new license file but the page ( is asking me for credentials, I cannot remember if this happened before or not, but I never had any problem using this guide. I enter my P-user credentials (I don’t have any other) and nothing happens (it asks me 3 times), did anything changed?

    Luís Pinho

    • For us it still works the same way. No changes. Where exactly you get asked for credentials? Can you share your screenshot on how does that look like?

      • Luis Pinho says:

        Hi Ladislav,
        after a few days (2) it stopped asking me for credentials and it worked just like before, I’ve no idea what was going on, I even asked some colleagues to try on their PC and the result was the same.
        Thanks for your reply and thanks again for your guidance.

  4. vanderlei matias pereira says:

    thanks! perfect.


    Top! Tks!

  6. sami says:

    for ecc system id what we have to select in the sap support web site

  7. Atilla says:

    Dear Ladislav,
    what ist the action about “How to prolong SAP Trial license?” for my version SAP NW AS 7.50 SP2?
    Best Regards

    • Hey Atilla.
      THe license mentioned on this page is not related to the one which SAP stopped supporting.
      This license correlates to having access to log in to the system.
      The ASE license which expired March 31st relates to the database which goes along with the SAP system. Since SAP is not able to extend the license for that database in the way they usually did, they needed to stop supporting this system.
      In the newest system 7.52 the ASE license will be valid for 1 year so later we all will deal with the same.

  8. Surya says:

    It is really so helpful, my system SID is EC6 , I do not see EC6 here can you please assist me how do I get EC6 related file

    • Well, we are not sure how to update licensing for different systems. We are using all legal options provided by SAP and this is the standard way on how to update license.

  9. Atilla Esrefoglu says:

    Best function.


    Hi! I followed the steps but it didn’t work out. Keep showing me the message “login not possible (error in license check)”.

    When you enter the new registration key, in the status field, no balls appear neither red nor green, they are all colorless.

    Anderson Silva

  11. says:

    Thanks! Very helpful!!

  12. says:

    The guide is straighforward, no problems at all ;). Thank you very much :)

  13. Tendai Mataranyika says:

    SAP is now up and running on my local laptop.

  14. Adam Szentes says:

    The guide work perfectly, I can access SAP Logon again! Thank you for your help, making this guide.

  15. Ziga Metlicar says:

    Hi, how can i get into the system if my sap* account is locked?

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