Run SAS on a Server

  1. App2Go Server
  2. Central Unix Server 

1.  SAS on the App2Go Server

SAS Foundation Products are available for use on the App2GoServer for researchers.*

  • The App2Go Citrix Server allows VCU faculty, staff, and students to use numerous software applications, without the need to install the software directly on their computer. 
    • That can use SAS products without installing SAS on your own computer!
  • How do I use it?
    • You access the App2Go server and launch SAS via your web browser.  All you need is an Internet connection.
  • What Does It Look Like?
    • Although SAS is running on the App2Go server, it appears to be running on your computer (same menus, screens, etc.). 
    • You can open and save files on your PC, and you can print on your local printer.
  • What's Required?
  • Can I Use it With my Mac or Linux workstation?
    • Yes!
  • What Other Software Can I Use with App2Go?
  • Anything Else to Know?
    • Because the App2Go server is licensed for up to 50 concurrent users, only 50 people may use the App2Go server at one time.  Also, the SAS Foundation Products on the App2Go server are limited to 5 concurrent users. 
    • Due to these limitations, the App2Go server is NOT intended for instructional use.

2.  SAS on the Central Unix Server


  • SAS/CONNECT allows for simultaneous, interactive SAS sessions on two connected computers. An Internet connection is required, and SAS must be installed on both computers.
    For example, SAS/Connect can be used to run SAS programs on the Koti server from a Windows workstation.  SAS commands on the server are remotely submitted from SAS for Windows, using the RSUBMIT command. 
  • SAS/Connect is useful for transferring SAS tables between different types of computers (operating systems), because it can convert the SAS table structure as the table is copied from one operating system to another.
  • Learn about how to use SAS CONNECT and moving files between different types of computers.
  • See more on SAS's website about the SAS/CONNECT product.

This article was updated: 04/3/2017