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Can I renew my license without causing an outage to my users?

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Can I renew my license without causing an outage to my users?

Can I run the Renew SAS Software 9.4 Utility without causing an outage for my users?  I plan to run the utility and then let the system reboot on the regular schedule so as to not affect my end users.  Is this possible?


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‎12-22-2016 02:12 PM
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Re: Can I renew my license without causing an outage to my users?

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In a word yes. No outage is required.

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‎12-22-2016 02:12 PM
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Re: Can I renew my license without causing an outage to my users?

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In a word yes. No outage is required.

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Re: Can I renew my license without causing an outage to my users?

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You don't even need to run the utility. The proc setinit is included in the license file. Copy/paste, save as setinit.sas and run sas setinit.sas as the SAS install user.

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Re: Can I renew my license without causing an outage to my users?

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BTW you can test this for yourself. After applying the licence, start a new SAS session like EG and run PROC SETINIT. You will see that the new licence is applied. There are some complications around SAS mid-tier apps where you need to update the licence in SAS metadata but even here no outage is needed.

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