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Automating a SAS installation using the SAS Deployment Wizard

by Community Manager on ‎12-08-2015 08:22 AM (568 Views)

The SAS Deployment Wizard provides a record and playback feature that enables you to automate a SAS installation across multiple machines. This feature is designed for large-scale enterprise deployments where SAS 9.4 clients need to be deployed across many machines. Using the record and playback feature prevents users from having to manually provide input on every page every time the SAS Deployment Wizard is run on a machine.


To learn more, read the Installation and Configuration Guide.

by PROC Star
on ‎12-08-2015 08:35 PM

Hi Shelley,


I find the record and playback feature for the SAS DW can be useful for server installs too. Recording an install for potential playback is so easy that I do it out of habit now. The response file also documents all of the options chosen, so on the odd occasion when something goes wrong you can check the response file to see if something was missed or incorrect. Simple issues might be fixed by editing the reponse file and replaying the install on the same server. In the comments for one of my blog posts at ago http://platformadmin.com/blogs/paul/2013/08/record-rewind-replay/ Fred also mentioned how he used edited copies of the response file from one server to simplify the installation on additional servers.




by Community Manager
on ‎12-09-2015 10:58 AM

Great additional information, @PaulHomes. Thanks for sharing!

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