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I need help in Using a batch file to perform an automated renewal of SAS Installation Data (SID) files on multiple machines (we have sun solaris server).
can someone please help or suggest me how to do it.
thanks
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Re: automated renewa

Suggest you contact SAS Technical Support, by opening a support tracking at the website http://support.sas.com/techsup/ , for focused assistance with your requirement.

Scott Barry
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Re: automated renewa

"SAS Companion for UNIX" should cover your need.
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thanks for your replies
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Re: automated renewa

No mention made in the Unix Companion Guide about software renewal, much less a silent interface approach - this item would be in the SAS foundation DOC, most likely.

SAS Support has a Windows-specific tech note on their website just for this topic, which is why I recommended contacting them for assistance and guidance with this requirement. Sometimes that's what it takes (with enough interest) to get some attention with this type of productivity gain solution. And I'd submit that it's not enough just to post on this forum if you really are expecting SAS support to hear and react - you need to contact them directly to pitch your case/story.

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Problem Note 31021: The Renew SAS® Software utility runs in Quiet Mode in SAS 9.1 and SAS 9.2 (applicable systems - Windows only)
http://support.sas.com/kb/31/021.html


SAS 9.1.3 Operating System-Specific Documentation (Solaris):
http://support.sas.com/documentation/installcenter/913/hosts/index.html#I
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Re: automated renewa

I had contacted SAS Support yet to get reply from them.
I have come out with the below approach.

#This script is used for SAS License Renewal
licfilename=/sasdepot/license/sas91_440469.txt
/sas/SAS_9.1/sassetup <<END # sassetup file path
# For automation, here I need to catch the Enter Key & execution continues.
2 # passing parameter
1 # passing parameter
$licfilename # passing file name
q # quiting
y # quiting
:END

But here I am stuck with catching Enter Key in the above script.
What I have done is, sassetup.exe path in a script or batch file. So, when I run this batch file, it should be executed automatically without waiting for anyone to press Enter Key.
But now Enter Key I am unable to automate.
So, can you please help me in this. I had tried and searched web but did not find any help.
Sajju
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Re: automated renewa

I guess my previous mail was incomplete... Below is complete script
#This script is used for SAS License Renewal
licfilename=/sasdepot/license/sas91_440469.txt
/sas/SAS_9.1/sassetup <<END # sassetup file path
For automation, here I need to catch the Enter Key & execution continues
2 # passing parameter
1 # passing parameter
$licfilename # passing file name
q # quiting
y # quiting
:END


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