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SAS 9.4M3 Client Installation on Windows

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SAS 9.4M3 Client Installation on Windows

Hi Community,

 

               We have installed SAS on Unix servers and would like to install SAS Enterprise Guide for the users to connect to servers. I would like to automate the installation by creating the response file. I have mapped the Software Depot as a network drive and from Windows command I am trying to create a respsone file using the command "setup.exe -record -responsefile "C:\Program Files\SAS\response.properties". I am in administrators group and I got an error that I dont have permissions to create the response file. Please let me know how to install SAS using response file.


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‎02-10-2016 11:25 AM
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Re: SAS 9.4M3 Client Installation on Windows

Hi,

 

I am wondering, if you only need SAS Enterprise Guide, maybe you would like to use the standalone installation, which is also a great option to make multiple deployments, since it follows the general ICT standards.

 

I have found for you a document, not official from SAS, but it describes step by step this option. Hopefully it can help you a bit:

 

http://www.aii-3.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/How-to-Utilize-Stand-Alone-SAS-Client-Install_25Oct1...

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Re: SAS 9.4M3 Client Installation on Windows

Please note there are 200 users

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Re: SAS 9.4M3 Client Installation on Windows

Hello,

 

The first thing that hit me is the name of your response file have you tried .txt instead of .properties:

 

setup.exe -record -responsefile "C:\Program Files\SAS\response.txt"

 

Another thing sometimes even if you are an administrator you have "run as an administrator"

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Re: SAS 9.4M3 Client Installation on Windows

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Are you launching setup.exe with the additional 'Run as Admninistrator' option? If you're launching it from a command line window, be sure that cmd.exe was launched with 'Run as administrator'. Even if you're an admin on the box, Program Files is treated specially and you cannot write there without manually elevating permissions for the process attempting to perform the write. The easiest thing may be to just point -responsefile somewhere else, the location is unimportant, just so long as it's accessible, and is where you point -responsefile to when you're trying to replay the deployment.

 

It sounds like you're following along with "Automating the SAS Installation on Multiple Machines"  from the 

SAS(R) 9.4 Intelligence Platform: Installation and Configuration Guide

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/biig/69172/HTML/default/viewer.htm#n05023intelplatform00...

Which should be all you need. 

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Re: SAS 9.4M3 Client Installation on Windows

Thanks for the reply dpage and tlk. Ofcourse I am running the installation as an administrator. I am trying to save the response file to desktop and see how it goes. Thanks for the replies. 

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‎02-10-2016 11:25 AM
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Re: SAS 9.4M3 Client Installation on Windows

Hi,

 

I am wondering, if you only need SAS Enterprise Guide, maybe you would like to use the standalone installation, which is also a great option to make multiple deployments, since it follows the general ICT standards.

 

I have found for you a document, not official from SAS, but it describes step by step this option. Hopefully it can help you a bit:

 

http://www.aii-3.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/How-to-Utilize-Stand-Alone-SAS-Client-Install_25Oct1...

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Re: SAS 9.4M3 Client Installation on Windows

Thanks Juan. I have also found it the hard way. Smiley Happy 

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Re: SAS 9.4M3 Client Installation on Windows

You are welcome! Happy to read  that it "helps", a pity that had to be on the hard way. Well, hard is not bad, it means learning, it happens to me avery day Smiley Very Happy

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Re: SAS 9.4M3 Client Installation on Windows

I couldn't agree more Smiley Happy Have a good day

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