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Does SAS/GRAPH NV Workshop run without a full desktop install of SAS?

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Does SAS/GRAPH NV Workshop run without a full desktop install of SAS?

We're migrating from desktop SAS 9.4TS1M2 Windows x64 to SAS Server 9.4TS1M3. One of the client tools we currently have installed is "SAS/GRAPH NV Workshop 9.4". There's a dependency on SAS/GRAPH for this product, but we cannot find any documentation to confirm if we'll be able to use it once we've migrated to Server.

 

When run on my desktop (with full install of SAS), NV Workshop doesn't appear to run any other SAS processes, therefore I assume it is opening datasets directly. When I do a fresh PC-install of only NV Workshop (plus other minimal extras that the installer adds) it returns "Cannot locate SAS/GRAPH Software on this machine". As per Usage Note 32452, I've run it as an admin.

 

Because I cannot yet test it against the SAS Server, we would like to know if there's any point including NV Workshop in the Client depot. Will it be usable once users are connected to the server?

 

Thank you,

Lance

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Re: Does SAS/GRAPH NV Workshop run without a full desktop install of SAS?

Does the server have a license for SAS/Graph?

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Re: Does SAS/GRAPH NV Workshop run without a full desktop install of SAS?

Yes. Same "additional product" licenses as we have on the desktop.

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Re: Does SAS/GRAPH NV Workshop run without a full desktop install of SAS?

I would expect it to run with the server but the installation might be an issue. I recommend contacting Tech support to verify and see what potential "gotcha's" are involved.

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Re: Does SAS/GRAPH NV Workshop run without a full desktop install of SAS?

Thanks for that. I'm thinking that it will install okay, but not work if it needs local SAS/GRAPH functionality. There is no setting in the application to point it to a server, and I can't find a configuration file.

 

Will post the answer when I have it confirmed.

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Re: Does SAS/GRAPH NV Workshop run without a full desktop install of SAS?

Final comment - we installed SAS/GRAPH NV Workshop on the desktops, but it is indeed looking for a local SAS/GRAPH license. The server is licensed for SAS/GRAPH. Next time we deploy the client-side software, we'll remove NV Workshop. We had a couple of other license issues in our move from desktop SAS to server, but - due to cost - chose to only address one.

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