QuickStart Guide to Your SAS 9.1.3 Basic Microsoft Windows

QuickStart Guide to Your SAS 9.1.3 Basic Microsoft Windows
QuickStart Guide to Your SAS® 9.1.3 Basic
Microsoft® Windows® Installation
Use this QuickStart Guide to help you get your SAS 9.1.3 software installed as quickly as possible.
Several of the steps in this QuickStart Guide refer you to more detailed installation documentation. You can use a
Web browser to view this documentation from either of the following locations:
• the Documentation for Installing and Configuring SAS CD, which is located inside the lid of your
installation kit. (To begin, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. If the CD does not autoplay, open
• the Install Center section of our Web site, which is located at
You can always find the most recent version of the installation documentation on the Install Center site.
• It is important to make sure that you have the right software.
Review the Alert Notes and System Requirements to note issues that might affect the
installation of your SAS software.
Review the SAS Order Information sheet.
• Open either the Install Center or the Documentation for Installing and Configuring SAS CD,
and select “Basic Installation Edition Kit.”
• To see the Alert Notes, select the link for your operating system in the “Pre-Installation” section under
“Alert Notes.” For the System Requirements, select the System Requirements link for your operating
To begin the installation, you must be logged on as an administrator.
• Close all non-essential applications before you begin the installation. This includes antivirus software,
e-mail clients, etc.
Locate your SAS installation data file (SID file), which is attached to the Software Order
E-mail that was sent to your SAS Installation Representative.
• You will need the SAS installation data file to complete your installation. Each SID file contains the
licensing information, called the SETINIT, that is needed to complete your installation,
• If you did not receive a SID file, contact the SAS Installation Representative at your site.
• To have your SID file resent, go to http://support.sas.com/adminservices-SID.
Note: There can be only one SAS 9.1 release installed per PC.
• If you have SAS 9.1.x, it will be upgraded to 9.1.3 during the installation.
• If you have SAS 9.0 or a previous version, SAS 9.1.3 will be installed in addition to the
previous version of the software.
Locate the CD labeled SAS Setup Disk and insert it into the CD-ROM drive.
• If you have the autoplay mechanism enabled, SAS Setup will start automatically.
• If the autoplay mechanism does not open a SAS installation dialog window, start setup manually:
A. Select Start ->Run.
B. Select Browse and browse to the CD-ROM drive to setup.exe.
C. Select Open, and then select OK.
• You will be asked for other CDs as they are needed by SAS Setup, based on the details in your SID file.
Select the language that you want to use for the installation.
The AutoPlay menu displays the links that you need to begin your installation.
Select “Verify System Requirements” under End User Steps.
• Although you can also proceed by selecting Install SAS Software, it is better to begin with Verify
System Requirements. This choice runs a tool that installs system updates if they are needed.
If you begin an installation on a system that does not meet the minimum system requirements, the
installation process will not continue until this tool runs.
• If your computer needs updated software, a reboot may be required.
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Select “Install SAS Software” under End User Steps, and click Next when each window
is completed.
• Depending on your installation, certain options may not be available. These will be grayed out.
• Most windows can be completed by clicking Next to accept the default choice.
• For more information about any of the windows, see the User Installation Guide for SAS 9.1.3
Foundation for Microsoft Windows on your Documentation for Installing and Configuring SAS
CD, or online at Install Center.
Supply the location of your SAS installation data file when it is requested.
When the Select Components window displays a list of products that will be installed,
you can click Next to accept the default choice. All your licensed software will be
• Although you are allowed to select and install additional products, these products will not run until they
are included in your SAS installation data file.
• SAS Setup recognizes if required updates are needed. If any of the products require an update, their
respective names cannot be deselected.
When SAS Setup is finished, you can choose to view the post-installation
documentation or to run SAS.
• If your site requires additional validation of your SAS 9.1.3 installation beyond what is performed
automatically on your behalf by the standard installation process, use the Installation Qualification
• The tool and its User Guide are available from Start > Programs (or All Programs on WinXP) >
SAS > SAS 9.1 Utilities.
Tips and Alert Notes
For the latest installation news, visit these sites for tips and Alert Notes that may not be in your documentation:
• What’s New in SAS 9.1.3
• Alert Notes
• General support for SAS issues (including a link to Tech Support)
Technical Support
Should you need assistance with the software, we ask that only the SAS Installation Representative or onsite SAS
support personnel call our Technical Support Division. For U.S. and Canadian customers, support is provided from
our corporate headquarters in Cary, North Carolina. You may call (919) 677-8008, Monday through Friday.
Customers outside of the U.S. can obtain local-language technical support through the local office in their country.
Customers in these locations should contact their local office for specific support hours. See
http://support.sas.com/techsup/contact/index.html for contact information for local offices.
Before calling, you may want to explore the SAS Institute Technical Support Web site at
http://support.sas.com/techsup/. The Technical Support Web site offers a Knowledge Base, FAQs, Technical
Support Documents and more information that may answer your questions. This Web site also provides a mechanism
for reporting problems.
SAS and all other SAS Institute Inc. Products or service names are registered trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. in the USA and other
countries. ® indicates USA registration. Other brand and products names are trademarks of their respective companies. Copyright
© 2007, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
30 October 2007
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