Also includes SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Studio, and SAS Enterprise Miner.
(64-bit or 32-bit)
Note: SAS 9.4 is supported for Windows 10 (all versions). For complete details, please 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 according to the instructions below. Then perform the Installation Instructions for Windows SAS/OR 9.4.
These are instructions for installing SAS 9.4 for Windows. Following these instructions will also install SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Studio, and SAS Enterprise Miner, which includes SAS Text Miner.
You will need the SAS installation files. You may download the SAS94.zip archive file, at no charge, which contains these SAS install files. Please note that this file is large (about 12 GB), so it is a lengthy download. If you have a SAS USB flash drive obtained at RamTech, that may also be used (this USB is no longer available at RamTech).
To begin the SAS installation, do ONE of the following, according to whether your SAS install files are in the zip archive file or the USB flash drive noted above:
If you have the zip archive file named SAS94 (or SAS94.zip), do the following:
If you have a USB flash drive containing the SAS installation files, do the following:
The SAS Deployment Wizard will launch:
SAS 9.4 Install Splash Screen [View Image]
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 [View Image]
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 [View Image]
On the "Specify SAS Home" screen, select the Next button to choose the default SASHome directory:
SAS 9.4 Install Specify SAS Home [View Image]
On the “Select Products to Install” screen, click the Next button to retain the default selections.
SAS 9.4 Install Select Products To Install [View Image]
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 [View Image]
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 [View Image]
On the “Select SAS Foundation Products” screen, choose Select All. Then click Next.
SAS 9.4 Install SAS Foundation Products [View Image]
On the “Specify SAS Installation Data File” screen, select Next:
SAS 9.4 Install SAS Installation Data File [View Image]
On the “Select Language Support” screen, click the Next button:
SAS 9.4 Install Select Language Support [View Image]
On the “Select Regional Settings” screen, click the Next button:
SAS 9.4 Install Select Regional Settings [View Image]
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 [View Image]
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 [View Image]
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 [View Image]
On the “Deployment Summary” screen, click the Start button:
SAS 9.4 Install Deployment Summary [View Image]
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.
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 [View Image]
IF the screen below displays (it may not), you will need to restart your computer for the installation of SAS to continue. When you are ready to restart your computer (i.e., after you have saved any open files in other applications, etc.), click the Allow button. Your computer will restart. Immediately after the restart, the SAS installation will automatically resume where it had left off (no action is required on your part).
SAS 9.4 Install Restart Computer [View Image]
When the “Deployment Complete” Screen appears, select Next:
SAS 9.4 Install Deployment Complete [View Image]
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 [View Image]
On the ”Additional Resources” screen, select the Finish button:
SAS 9.4 Install Additional Resources [View Image]
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 hotfixes that are available for SAS 9.4. These will fix any known problems ("bugs") in the SAS software. For more information, please visit the SAS Hot Fixes. To stay informed about newly released hotfixes, 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:
To launch the SAS Enterprise Guide 8.3 :
To launch SAS Studio 3.81 :
To launch SAS Enterprise Miner 15.2 (which includes SAS Text Miner 15.2):
For additional information, please see SAS Enterprise Miner - SAS Text Miner.
This article was updated: 02/25/2021