11-29-2016 09:20 AM
I've just installed SAS 9.4M3 on Windows 8.1 (64 Bit).
As I am trying to start SAS the first time, I've got the following error message:
ERROR: The ENCODING option value specified is invalid in a SBCS SAS environment.
ERROR: (SASXKRIN): KERNEL RESOURCE INITIALIZATION FAILED.
ERROR: SAS-Kern kann nicht initialisiert werden.
Does anyone of you have a solution and/or can give me hints to circumvent this issue?
11-29-2016 09:33 AM
You try to start a single-byte instance of SAS with an encoding value that mandates the double-byte capable SAS.
For instance, our SAS executable is
which is a symbolic link that points to
If we wanted to run, say, UTF-8 encoding, we would need to run
11-29-2016 09:39 AM
The message means your data or language is not a Single Byte Character Set. It may be that UTF-8 is what you need.
Try following the directions in tis SAS Note: http://support.sas.com/kb/52/454.html
If that helps you may need to change your sasv9.cfg to point to the UTF-8 version permanately. If that does not work you may have to install UTF8 languages. I cannot tell from just the error message.
You may want to open a Track to SAS Technical Support if you need help re-installing.
01-13-2017 10:53 AM
Hi KurtBremser, hi Andy547,
Sorry for my late answer!
Your hints helped to get SAS started, but coming with a new message
"Object's class is not registered in the registratin database. The application
necessary to activate this object is unavailable. Would you like to convert
it to or activate it as another type of object using Convert ... ?"
What does this mean?
Would it be better to completely reinstall the SAS System?