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Administering SAS Management Console

Starting SAS Management Console

Start Commands

In the Windows operating environment, you can start SAS Management Console by selecting Start [arrow] Programs [arrow] SAS [arrow] SAS Management Console. You can also start the application from a command line. Navigate to the SAS Management Console installation directory and issue the command for your platform, as listed in the following table.

SAS Management Console Startup Commands
Platform Command
Windows sasmc.exe
64-bit enabled Solaris ./sasmc
64-bit enabled AIX ./sasmc

In the UNIX operating environment, you can use a symbolic link to start SAS Management Console. The following examples of UNIX commands create the symbolic link and start SAS Management Console:

> ln -s  /usr/local/SAS/SASManagementConsole/9.3/sasmc  /usr/local/bin/sasmc   
> sasmc

If you do not specify any options, SAS Management Console uses the parameters specified in the sasmc.ini file. The following sections contain information about options that you can specify on the command line or add to the sasmc.ini file.

Specify Java Options

To specify Java options when you start SAS Management Console, use the -javaopts option and enclose the Java options in single quotation marks. For example, the following command starts SAS Management Console on Windows and contains Java options that specify the locale as Japanese.

sasmc -javaopts '-Duser.language=ja'

Specify the Plug-in Location

By default, SAS Management Console looks for plug-ins in a plugins directory under the directory in which the application was installed. If you are starting SAS Management Console from another location, you must specify the location of the directory by using the -pluginsDir option. The syntax of the option is as follows:

sasmc -pluginsdir <plugin-path>

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