How to Install SAS 9.3 64-bit for Windows
Stern Faculty can purchase SAS licenses from the NYU Computer Store. Stern PhD students who need a SAS license should send email to email@example.com.
The SAS 9.3 installation files are on the Stern AD network Z: drive in Z:\installs\SCRC\SAS_9.3_from_USB. The installation files (“Media Kit”) may also be purchased from the NYU Computer Store.
Here are the installation steps to follow, once you have a current SAS license:
- Make sure the computer has enough hard drive space. The set of features recommended in these instructions will require more than 3 GB on disk.
- On a few machines there may be a long pause near the beginning (up to 10 or 15 minutes) that gives the impression the installation has hung. This is known, and if it occurs, just wait. A typical installation from DVDs requires about 45 minutes total.
- Run setup.exe. Go with defaults and common sense, unless specified otherwise below. Be sure to select “Install SAS software“, rather than “Create or Add to a SAS Software Depot”. A 64-bit computer will have the option to install 64-bit SAS or 32-bit SAS. We recommend installing 64-bit.
- When you get to a SAS Deployment Wizard window called Select Products to Install, uncheck everything except SAS Foundation. Then proceed.
- Select 64-bit Native Mode rather than 32-bit Compatibility Mode, unless you have some reason to install SAS 32-bit on a 64-bit machine. If that is the case, select 32-bit Compatibility Mode.
- When you get to a SAS Deployment Wizard called Select SAS Foundation Products, use the list below as a guide. This list is based on David Frederick’s experience with SAS users at Stern. It is a starting point only, and should be modified to conform to your research needs. (Most users follow this list).
- List of SAS 9.3 features to install (recommended features are marked with a diamond):
♦ Base SAS
Credit Scoring for SAS Enterprise Miner
DATA Step to DS2 Translator
SAS Accelerator Publishing Agent for Aster nCluster
♦ SAS Accelerator Publishing Agent for DB2
SAS Accelerator Publishing Agent for Greenplum
SAS Accelerator Publishing Agent for Netezza
SAS Accelerator Publishing Agent for Teradata
♦ SAS Enterprise Miner
♦ SAS Integration Technologies
SAS Scalable Performance Data Client
SAS Text Analytics Common Components
SAS Text Analytics for Spanish
SAS Text Miner
SAS/ACCESS Interface Products Samples
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Aster nCluster
♦ SAS/ACCESS Interface to DB2
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Greenplum
♦ SAS/ACCESS Interface to MySQL
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Netezza
♦ SAS/ACCESS Interface to ODBC
♦ SAS/ACCESS Interface to OLE DB
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Oracle
♦ SAS/ACCESS Interface to PC Files
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Sybase
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Sybase IQ
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Teradata
- When you come to a SAS Deployment Wizard window called Specify SAS Installation Data File, point to the current license file (aka “SID” file, or “renewal” file). The new file comes as a .txt file.
- When you get to the SAS Deployment Wizard window called Select a Java Runtime Environment, choose Use the recommended Java Runtime Environment.
- Continue on with defaults and common sense. When you get to the SAS Deployment Wizard window that lists all the components that will be installed, go ahead and click Start.
- Notice that one of the features is called SAS Deployment Manager. For some reason, this feature does not always install correctly. Fortunately, this makes no difference for the user. It will take awhile for the wizard to determine that it has not installed correctly. If a “Copy Failure” box comes up, click on Cancel. In the ensuing Install Failure box, click on Yes to All.
- It is best not to run any other programs requiring much memory during the remainder of the installation. It will take some time, regardless of what you run concurrently.
- After the installation is finished, open up SAS (and then close it again) to make sure it works.