Guide to Installing SAS

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This document provides instructions for installing the Windows version of SAS 9.4 on 7 and 8. This installation may take an hour or more.

Installing SAS 9.4 for Windows 7 or 8

  • This document is written based on installing SAS 9.4 on Windows 7 64-bit version. Windows 8 machines will have a similar installation process.
  • In this installation, only the SAS Foundation was chosen to be installed.  Your installation will vary if you choose to install the additional products, depending on the products that you have chosen.  Please follow any additional prompts during the install.
  • The images and instructions below may be different if you are installing on a 32-bit version of Windows.
  • You should have picked up 7 DVD discs or downloaded the product from the Campus Software Library.
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 – Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate Editions OR Microsoft Windows 8 and 8.1 – Professional and Enterprise.
  • Windows Administrator installation privileges.
  • At least 13 GB free space for the install (based on SAS Foundation being installed; may require more space depending on the products chosen to install)
For more information on installation requirements, see the PDF document "Systems Requirements for SAS 9.4 Foundation for Microsoft Windows" or "SAS 9.4 Foundation for Microsoft Windows x64" within the Knowledgebase Directory. 

  1. Start Windows
  2. Close ALL other Windows applications including virus-scanning programs.
  3. Insert the SAS 9.4 DVD (disc 1) into your DVD drive or USB Key.
    • Run the “setup.exe” from root of the disc.  Once you run this you should be prompted by User Account Control (UAC).  Click Yes.
      Allow Changes on Computer

  4. In the “Choose Language” window, choose the setup language of your choice and select OK:
    Choose Language

  5. The “SAS Deployment Wizard 9.4″ splash screen should appear:
    Splash Screen

  6. On the “SAS Deployment Wizard” screen, select Install SAS Software and click Next
    You may see one of the following screens depending on if you are using the DVD set or USB key. 
    DVD/USB Deployment WizardDVD/USB Deployment Wizard

  7. The “Specify SAS Home” screen may appear. 
    • If a previous version of SAS is installed on your computer, for SAS Home enter the following path:
      C:\Program Files\SAS94
    • If you do NOT have a previous version on SAS installed, select Next:
      Specify Location

  8. On the “Select Deployment Type” screen, select Next:
    Select Deployment Type

  9. On the “Select Products to Install” screen, specify the SAS Products to be installed:
    • Be sure to check off at least the following products:
      • SAS Foundation
    • Other product selections are optional.
  10. In the Select SAS Foundation Products dialog box, leave the defaults that are checked, or select the SAS Foundation products that you want to install.  Click Next to continue.
    SAS Product Selection

    • You may be prompted to Select SAS Enterprise Guide Mode if you are are running a 64-bit version of Windows.
      Choose a mode and click Next to continue.
      Select 64 or 34bit mode

    • On the “Select SAS Foundation Products,” leave the defaults selected or choose which products to install.
      Click Next to continue.
      SAS Foundation Select

  11. On the “Specify SAS Installation Data File,” select Next:
    Please note that if the SAS Installation Data File on the media is expired, go to and download an updated SAS Installation Data File.
    Specify Full Path for SAS

  12. On the “Select Language Support” screen, click the Clear All button to remove all languages except English and click Next:
    Select Language Support

  13. In the “Select Regional Settings” dialog box, either leave the default (English (United States) [en_US]) or select a different regional setting from the drop-down list box.
     Click Next to continue.
    Select Regional Settings

  14. On the “Default Product for SAS File Types” screen, select SAS Foundation (64-bit) then click Next:
    Default Product for SAS File Types

  15. Leave the default Host Name and Port Number. Click Next to continue.
    Doc Conversion Host/Port

  16. In the “Checking System” dialog box, you do not click Next. Once the installation runs through the loading installation package, it proceeds to the next Checking System dialog box automatically.
    System Check-No Action

  17. Here, the SAS Deployment Wizard verifies the amount of free disk space and verifies that the files and directories that can be written. Click Next when it is finished calculating.
    System Check Complete

  18. On the “Deployment Summary” screen, select Start to begin the installation:
    • If you are installing from discs, it will prompt and require you to put in the installation media.  It may require that you put in the same disc a few times during the installation.
    • The Systems Requirements Wizard may install additional components that may require system restart(s).
    • Depending on the products you have selected to install, several additional screens may appear.
    • This installation process will take longer than most installations. Your install time will depend on the SAS products you selected to install and the speed of your hardware.
      Summary Review - Install Product

    • Once the installation has completed, then click Next.
      Installation Complete

  19. On the “Select Support Option” screen, select Next.
    Select Support Option

  20. On the “Additional Resources” screen, select Finish.
    Additional Resources

Keywords:sas foundation guide install 9.4 windows 7 8 campus software library download   Doc ID:60445
Owner:Nick R.Group:DoIT Tech Store
Created:2016-02-03 15:30 CDTUpdated:2017-05-23 11:26 CDT
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