SAS 9.4 Install Instructions for Windows

Includes SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1, SAS Studio 3.8, and SAS Enterprise Miner 15.1.

 (64-bit or 32-bit)

Note:  SAS 9.4 is supported for Windows 10 (all versions), Windows 8.1 (Pro, Enterprise), and Windows 7 SP1 (Pro, Enterprise, Ultimate).  Other versions may be partially supported.  For details, see Supported Operating Systems.

Note:  During this installation of SAS 9.4, the product SAS/OR will NOT be installed, due to technical issues.  If you need SAS/OR, first install SAS 9.4 using these instructions below and using a SAS 9.4 USB flash drive obtained from VCU RamTech on or after August 14, 2018.  Then perform the Installation Instructions for Windows SAS/OR 9.4.

These are instructions for installing SAS 9.4 for Windows.  If you obtained SAS 9.4 from VCU RamTech on or after February 13, 2019, you obtained version SAS 9.4 TS1M6, Rev. 940_18w47.

  • If you need assistance, please contact the IT Support Center (828-2227, itsc@vcu.edu).
  • Following these instructions will also install SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1, SAS Studio 3.8, and SAS Enterprise Miner 15.1, which includes SAS Text Miner 15.1.
  • This install may take 1 hour or more to complete and requires about 10 GB of disk space.
  • The Windows account doing the installation MUST have Administrative privileges.
  • If possible, disable your anti-virus software before installation (and remember to re-enable it afterward).
  • Before installing, close ALL other applications running on your computer.
  • The VCU SAS license includes SAS e-Learning modules.  To learn SAS, see:  go.vcu.edu/saslearn
  • Statistical consulting is available by appointment — see:  go.vcu.edu/statconsult

To launch the SAS Installation:

  1. Insert the SAS 9.4 for Windows flash drive into a USB port on your PC.
  2. If an Auto Play window pops up, select “Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer”.
    If not, open Windows Explorer (hold down the Windows key and press "e") and select your USB drive.
  3. In the list of files on the USB drive, right-click the application file named setup (or setup.exe) and select “Run as administrator”.
  4. If a Windows User Account Control window appears, select the “Yes” button.

The SAS Deployment Wizard will launch:

SAS 9.4 Install Splash Screen

The SAS Deployment Wizard may take several minutes to startup.  Please be patient.

On the "Choose Language" screen, select the OK button:

SAS 9.4 Install Choose Language

The Deployment Wizard screen will redisplay for several seconds.  Please be patient.

On the "Select Deployment Task" screen, select “Install SAS software” and then the Next button:

SAS 9.4 Install Select Deployment Task

On the "Specify SAS Home" screen, select the Next button to choose the default SASHome directory:

SAS 9.4 Install Specify SAS Home

On the “Select Products to Install” screen, click the Next button to retain the default selections.

SAS 9.4 Install Select Products To Install

On the "Select SAS Foundation Mode" screen, if you have 64-bit Windows (or if you are unsure) select 64-bit.  If you have 32-bit Windows, select 32-bit:  Then select the Next button.

SAS 9.4 Install Select SAS Foundation Mode

On the "Select SAS Enterprise Guide Mode" screen, click the Next button to choose the default selection.

SAS 9.4 Install Select SAS Enterprise Mode

On the “Select SAS Foundation Products” screen, choose Select All.  Then click Next.

SAS 9.4 Install SAS Foundation Products

On the “Specify SAS Installation Data File” screen, select Next:

SAS 9.4 Install SAS Installation Data File

On the “Select Language Support” screen, click the Next button:

SAS 9.4 Install Select Language Support

On the “Select Regional Settings” screen, click the Next button:

SAS 9.4 Install Select Regional Settings

On the “Default Product for SAS File Types” screen, select “SAS Foundation” and then the Next button:

SAS 9.4 Install Default Product For SAS File Types

On the “Specify SAS Document Conversion Host and Port” screen, click the Next button:

SAS 9.4 Install Specify SAS document Conversion Host and Port

On the “Checking System” screen, the process of loading install packages may take several minutes.  When Checking  System has completed, click the Next button:

SAS 9.4 Install Checking System

On the “Deployment Summary” screen, click the Start button:

SAS 9.4 Install Deployment Summary

Note:  This screen may look different depending on what system requirements need to be added to your PC and what components you have selected to install.

Note:  If you get an error regarding installation of Systems Requirements, please follow instructions at:   http://support.sas.com/kb/45/588.html 

The copying files portion of the installation may take 30 minutes or more.


As the installation progresses, a green check mark will appear beside successfully installed modules.  Some of the modules, such as 'SAS Deployment Manager', take a long time to install, and others install quickly.  Please be patient.

SAS 9.4 Install Deployment In Progress

 

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If products such as Microsoft Runtime Components and/or Microsoft Office Access Database Engine need to be installed, multiple reboots may be required.    If so, you may see this message:

SAS 9.4 Install Possible Reboots Required

If you are on Active Directory and know your Active Directory Domain Name:

Check “Automatically log back on after reboot”

Enter your Active Directory Domain Name, User Name and Password.  

Select the OK button.

Otherwise,

Do NOT check “Automatically log back on after reboot”

Select the OK button to restart your computer

If needed, restart the installation as directed on at the start of this document.

 

 When the “Deployment Complete” Screen appears, select Next:

SAS 9.4 Install Deployment Complete

Note:  The total number of items installed will vary, depending on the computer.

On the “Select Support Option” screen, select “Do Not Send” and the Next button:

SAS 9.4 Install Select Support Option

On the ”Additional Resources” screen, select the Finish button:

SAS 9.4 Install Additional Resources

If you had disabled your anti-virus software, re-enable it now.

After installation, and periodically over time, you are encouraged to check for and install any hot fixes that are available for SAS 9.4.  These will fix any known problems ("bugs") in the SAS software.  For more information, please visit SAS Hot Fixes.  To stay informed about newly released hot fixes, visit https://communities.sas.com/tsnews.

Note:  During this installation of SAS 9.4 (just completed), the product SAS/OR was NOT installed (due to technical issues).  If you need SAS/OR installed, please now perform the SAS/OR 9.4 Install Instructions.

 

To launch SAS 9.4:

  • If you have a Windows Start menu, select: Start / Programs / SAS / SAS 9.4 (English)
  • If not, type SAS 9.4 in your Windows screen or search box and press Enter.

To launch SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1 :

  • If you have a Windows Start menu, select: Start / Programs / SAS / SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1
  • If not, type SAS Enterprise Guide in your Windows screen or search box and press Enter.

To launch SAS Studio 3.8 :

  • If you have a Windows Start menu, select: Start / Programs / SAS / SAS Studio 3.8
  • If not, type SAS Studio in your Windows screen or search box and press Enter.

To launch SAS Enterprise Miner 15.1 (which includes SAS Text Miner 15.1):

  • If you have a Windows Start menu, select: Start / Programs / SAS / SAS Enterprise Miner Workstation 15.1
  • If not, type SAS Enterprise Miner in your Windows screen or search box and press Enter.

 

This article was updated: 02/15/2019