I have access to SAS 9.4 through my university and i'm trying to install it on my machine (Win10) so i can work from home during coronapocalypse. Due to a power outage, I lost power during the installation. Now when I try to install, it gets a few minutes in and then quits with no explanation. If I go to remove programs, i see SAS 9.4 listed, but if I try to uninstall it, i get an error of:
"Windows cannot find 'C:\Program Files\SAS 9.4 Home\SASDeploymentManager\9.4\sasdm.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again"
I have tried deleting the SASTEMP folder on C:\ and the SAS 9.4 Home folder in C:\Program Files\ and reinstalling but that did not help. It is not listed in the Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ registry, as far as i can tell.
Is the interrupted install to blame for this problem, and if so, how can I fix it?
Windows' SAS Installations are not a lot like Linux, if you will just remove the SASHome and SASConfig, it will still not work, you've to remove Registry entries for SAS From following registry paths also (I'll recommend taking full registry backup before you perform this step): 1. HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT (there will be many entries for SAS In this path) 2. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software 3. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software
After the above steps, remove all SAS related folders and subfolders from %TEMP% and %APPDATA% directories,
Now reboot the machine, and than start the installation again from the scratch.
Probably you can start the installation again without any errors.
NOTE: I'm considering that your machine doesn't have any SAS Services installed, if any services are installed, you have to remove services by "sc delete <service_name>" command.