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Need to set up metadata server, but management console won't start

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Need to set up metadata server, but management console won't start

Hi I am using windows desktop SAS version 9.3 TS level 1M2 and need to setup metadata server in order to test & build java web application to interact with SAS via integration technologies. I have tried several options in SAS integration technologies configuration wizard but unable to successfully test the server.

Meanwhile I read somewhere that metadata server can be viewed/setup in SAS management console. I am unable to open SAS management console in regular mode or safe mode. Even sas deployment manager doesn't open, although deployment manager opens in windows safe mode/. I have following java versions installed.

Java 7 Update 71

Java 6 Updates 24

Java 6 Updates 45

Java 6 Updates 45 64bit

Java 6 development kit 6 update 45

Java 6 development kit 6 update 45 64bit

I have spent a lot of time trying different things but no success yet. Please help.

Thanks

Vneet


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‎03-16-2015 02:54 PM
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Re: Need to set up metadata server, but management console won't start

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The SAS metadata server can only be installed as part of a SAS BI server setup. This can be done on a single machine, even a PC as in your case. Here is a useful link to learn more:

https://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/bismig/67707/HTML/default/viewer.htm#p05ebisinglemach00...

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Re: Need to set up metadata server, but management console won't start

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For a quick resolution to a question like this, open a track with Technical Support. For information on other ways to contact Tech Support, refer to: http://support.sas.com/techsup/contact/index.html

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Re: Need to set up metadata server, but management console won't start

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Thanks Shelley,

Vineet

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Re: Need to set up metadata server, but management console won't start

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SAS Management Console requires a working metadata server to connect to. If you don't have one, then SMC is not going to work.

Also a metadata server on its own is not much use without a workspace server plus if you are doing web-based work in SAS you will require a mid-tier server environment as well.

You appear to only have SAS 9.3 on a desktop - is this correct or do you also have access to SAS BI server as well? If you are not familiar with SAS's BI server technology then here is a good starting point to learn more:

https://support.sas.com/documentation/onlinedoc/intellplatform/tabs/install94.html

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Re: Need to set up metadata server, but management console won't start

Hi SASKiwi, I have following software installed on desktop and BI server is not one of them.

*PRODNUM000 = BASE Base SAS;

*PRODNUM001 = STAT SAS/STAT;

*PRODNUM002 = GRAPH SAS/GRAPH;

*PRODNUM119 = EGUIDE SAS Enterprise Guide;

*PRODNUM538 = WKSPSRVLOCAL SAS Workspace Server for Local Access;

I have middle tier running on tomcat server. I am able to interface SAS with VBA & JAVA directly via SAS Zero configuration server in integration technologies. I am struggling with sspiauth.dll while accessing SAS via tomcat server. It seems I don't need to worry about it while using SAS metadata server. Now I just need to metadata server to be up & running to get my same mid-tier work with SAS.. 

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Re: Need to set up metadata server, but management console won't start

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The SAS metadata server can only be installed as part of a SAS BI server setup. This can be done on a single machine, even a PC as in your case. Here is a useful link to learn more:

https://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/bismig/67707/HTML/default/viewer.htm#p05ebisinglemach00...

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Re: Need to set up metadata server, but management console won't start

Thanks, I am going to check licensing requirements for BI server. Meanwhile just one final question. I am unable to successfully include SAS's zero configuration server dll file - sspiauth.dll while accessing SAS via tomcat server. I have windows & x64 machine and using java 32 bit in tomcat server. Somehow it doesn't work with Tomcat server, otherwise it works directly with java. I am not sure if I am missing something. Should I contact SAS technical support to get the setup right.

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Re: Need to set up metadata server, but management console won't start

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It is a good idea to contact Tech Support. Your set up is not very common so they would be your best bet.

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