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Calcite | Level 5

First of all, not sure if I'm posting this on the right board, so if not, let me know where would be a better place to ask.


So I'm just trying to install the program (from CD-ROMs - not University Edition), and I get to a step that says "Select the deployment task you would like to perform." I get two options:


End User Tasks------------

Install SAS software
            Choose this option to install SAS software on this machine.



Administrator Tasks------------

Create or Add to a SAS Software Depot

            Choose this option to copy this order from the media to a new or existing SAS Softward Depot.



Now, I have no idea what a :softward depot is, or if I need to create or add one. I think I'm the end user, but I'm also the "Administrator" on my laptop that I'm installing it onto.


Which option do I choose?



Barite | Level 11

If you are installing SAS on your desktop then you should choose the first option. Having administrative privilege is another issue not treated in this step.


"Create or Add to a SAS Software Depot" is administritive task which allows you to create copy of the SAS Depot to a directory on shared network drive. So you can think of it as you are copying your CD on shared storage, it is not installing.


SAS Depot is your Software resouce which you have on the CD: What Is the SAS Software Depot?

Barite | Level 11

And yes if you have similar questions you better post on Administration and Deployment. In order to get faster response.

Calcite | Level 5

Thanks, that helps a lot!

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