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SAS 9.4M7 for Windows – Installation Guide for SIU-Owned Devices

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Introduction

From SAS Institute: “The Education Analytical Suite provides a comprehensive array of advanced analytic capabilities for statistical analysis, forecasting, econometrics, operations research and quality control. Academic researchers can advance the scientific discovery process by applying the latest statistical techniques. They can uncover trends, identify issues or summarize findings on large or small volumes of data. Instructors can teach analytics skills to help students become more competitive in the job market.”

Requesting SAS

SAS Academic:
Contract Starts: 7/31/2022
Contract Ends: 7/30/2023
Support: ithelp.siu.edu

SAS Administrative:
Contract Starts: 7/1/2022
Contract Ends: 6/30/2023
Support: ithelp.siu.edu

Software Request Form:
https://forms.office.com/r/TxZ5UczNd

Installing SAS

Upon software request approval, SAS for Windows is delivered to SIU-owned computers thru Microsoft Software Center for self-service installation. The experience is similar to a mobile app store: browse the software catalog, select the software, then wait for the software to download and install.

1. Remote Workers – If working remotely or from a campus private network, sign into SIU VPN.

2. Before Installing – Close all SAS applications before installing.

  • SAS
  • SAS Enterprise Guide
  • SAS Studio

3. Software Center – Open the Software Center app from the Windows Start app list or from Windows Search.

Software Center app at Windows Start
Software Center app at Windows Search

4. Applications Catalog – In Software Center, select the Applications tab, then browse, filter, or search the applications catalog, and select the SAS 9.4M7 application. If the application is missing, connect the computer to the campus network (wired Ethernet, eduroam WiFi, or SIU VPN) for several hours, then try again.

Software Center applications for SAS 9.4M7 Academic and SAS 9.4M7 Administrative

5. Application Details – Note the restart requirement, download size, and estimated time, then click the Install or Reinstall button to start the installation. Expired licenses are renewed on re-installation.

Software Center application details for SAS 9.4M7 Academic
Software Center application details for SAS 9.4M7 Administrative

6. Installation Progress – Various installer windows may appear or be hidden behind other windows on screen.

7. Installation Status – Upon successful installation, the Install button changes to Reinstall and the Status line changes to Installed. Open the SAS 9.4 app to confirm.

Troubleshooting

1. Remote Workers – If working remotely or from a campus private network, sign into SIU VPN to install.

2. Software Center – If you receive the error message “This application is not available in Software Center,” then connect the computer to the campus network (wired Ethernet, eduroam WiFi, or SIU VPN) for a few hours and try again.

Software Center - This application is not available in Software Center
This application is not available in Software Center

3. Software Center – Software Center is not immediately available upon computer startup. Wait at least 5 minutes after the computer starts up before opening Software Center.

Software Center cannot be loaded
Software Center cannot be loaded

4. Before Installing – Close all SAS applications before installing.

  • SAS
  • SAS Enterprise Guide
  • SAS Studio

5. Network Connectivity – If a campus WiFi connection is slow or unstable during installation, switch to a wired Ethernet network connection and try again.

6. Network Connectivity – If a remote network connection is slow or unstable during installation, bring the computer to campus and try again.

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