My understanding is that 64-bit Windows SAS is designed to run on both servers and desktops, hence the need to keep the GUI interface. I find it very convenient that you can log on to a Windows SAS server and just start the SAS GUI to do admin-type tasks. What would be the advantages of removing this be for server installs? Better security / reliability or something else?
The aim of our Windows Engineering team is to get Windows Server without Graphical User Interface installed on those to reduce the patching related to security issues and reduce the risk of attack. We should get only a Power Shell available on this. Those Windows Server have mainly a SAS Connect running on , so the spwaner to connect and interact with SAS running on z/OS
Thanks for you help and understanding Regards Alain
..... to reduce the patching related to security issues and reduce the risk of attack.
Then why don't you ditch the toyboxes and migrate to a real operating system? With UNIX, you can then migrate your SAS from z/OS "down" to the same UNIX server, and reduce license and maintenance costs (which are still high on MF's).