Basics of SAP TMS

Basics  of SAP TMS

What are the functions of a Transport Management System?

TMS usage is as below:
•Configuring the transport routes using a graphical editor.
•Displaying the import queues for all SAP Systems in the transport domain.
•Importing all the requests in an import queue.

  • Importing all the requests in a project.
    •Importing specific requests.
    •Transports between SAP Systems without a common transport directory.

    What does a Transport domain contain?
    Transport Domain will include all the systems which you plan to administer using the Transport Domain controller.

    How to check the tp version?
    Go to /usr/sap/SID/sys/exe/run folder and type tp –V

    What does return code 12 in transports indicates?
    It indicates a problem in transport tool. Update your TP and R3trans by downloading the latest software.

    What are the prerequisites before working with TMS?
    Prerequisites before working with TMS are:
    Configure the transport domain
    Configure the domain controller
    Configure the transport routes
    Choose the transport strategy

    What are the actions performed when a domain controller is defined and the entries are saved?

The following actions are performed by SAP automatically:
The user TMSADM is created.
The RFC destinations required for TMS are generated.
The TMS configuration is stored in trans directory.
The transport profile for tp is generated.
The SAP system is configured as single system.

What is the purpose of configuring Virtual Systems?
TMS can be used to configure SAP Systems as virtual systems in the transport domain so that the transport routes of the whole system landscape can be modeled later.

When we configure TMS, two files are created. What are they?
The two files created are:1. domain.cfg and2. tp_domain.pfl.

How to Configure TMS in SAP


How to Configure TMS in SAP

On your Domain controller-usually your DEV box.

  1. Login to the system with sap* in client 000
    2. Enter transaction SE06.
    3. Click Post installation activities and follow the screen for the post install activities.
    4. Go to STMS
    5. A pop up will be given asking for  Domain controller name.
    6. Enter DOMAIN_<SID> as domain controller name and enter the description for the same
    7. Click Save button.

Steps to define  other system with Domain controller  i.e your QA and Production systems:

1. Login to SAP system with sap* in client 000
2. Enter  SE06
3. Click Post installation activities and follow the screens.
4. Enter transaction  STMS
5. It will ask for Domain controller name and the domain controller host .
6. Enter System ID of the Domain controller  and the hostname of domain controller.
7. Enter DOMAIN_<SID> as domain controller name and enter the description.
8. Click Save button
9. Login to Domain controller system  on 000 client with sap*
10. Approve the added system.


Follow the same for other systems as well. Now your TMS is setup . You can proceed with the TMS route configuration