Installation Overview


There are two basic modes of operation in SAS Enterprise Miner: the SAS Enterprise Miner server and the SAS Enterprise Miner workstation. For large enterprises with multiple users, SAS Enterprise Miner server provides the scalability and connectivity needed. For situations where a server-based installation is not required, the SAS Enterprise Miner workstation installation supports a single-user, single-machine installation.
In server mode, SAS Intelligence Platform 9.3 and the SAS Enterprise Miner 7.1 server can be installed on a local or remote system for multi-user access. The SAS Web Infrastructure Platform is installed as a mid-tier server. The SAS Enterprise Miner 7.1 client can be installed on a Microsoft Windows system, or can be started through Java Web Start by connecting your Internet browser to the SAS middle tier.
In workstation mode, SAS Intelligence Platform 9.3 and SAS Enterprise Miner 7.1 are deployed on a Microsoft Windows system in a single-user configuration. This configuration is indicated for SAS Enterprise Miner Desktop, SAS Enterprise Miner Classroom, and SAS Enterprise Miner workstation licenses. This deployment does not require a plan file, a Web application server, or the configuration step required in a server installation. Customers with workstation, Desktop, or Classroom licenses use the non-planned installation by default. Customers with a server license who want to take advantage of the workstation installation can install SAS Foundation and related products and will then be on the same path.

Deployment Outline

To install and deploy the SAS Enterprise Miner server, you must perform the following tasks:
  1. Work with your SAS representative to develop a plan and designate the host machines for your deployment of SAS Enterprise Miner.
  2. If you are upgrading from a previous release, read the Upgrade and Migration Information in the preceding chapter.
  3. Read the SAS Intelligence Platform documentation, and complete the pre-installation tasks.
  4. Complete the pre-installation tasks for SAS Enterprise Miner.
  5. Install SAS Intelligence Platform and SAS Enterprise Miner on each host machine as outlined in your plan.xml file that you developed with your SAS representative.
  6. Complete the post-installation tasks for SAS Enterprise Miner.

SAS Intelligence Platform Documentation

Because SAS Enterprise Miner is integrated with the SAS Intelligence Platform, it is recommended that you read the SAS Intelligence Platform documentation before you install SAS Enterprise Miner. This documentation is located at The supporting documentation provides pre-installation tasks and instructions to guide you through a typical installation of the SAS Intelligence Platform. Referenced in this document are the following:
  • SAS Deployment Wizard User’s Guide
  • SAS 9.3 Intelligence Platform: Migration Guide
  • Third-Party Software for SAS 9.3
  • SAS 9.3 Intelligence Platform: Installation and Configuration Guide
  • SAS® 9.3 Intelligence Platform Security Administration Guide

Default File Locations

The SAS Deployment Wizard installs and configures your SAS software. The application installation files are installed in a default location referred to as SAS_HOME. For example, on a Windows system,, SAS_HOME is C:\Program Files\SAS.
The configuration files are stored in a default location referred to as the <config-dir>. For example, on a Windows system, the <config-dir> is C:\SAS\Config\Lev<number>.
Note: You can deploy up to 10 configurations of the SAS products. The SAS Deployment Wizard specifies each configuration under a Lev<number> folder. For example, if you deploy a level-2 configuration, then the default configuration directory is C:\SAS\Config\Lev2.
The table below shows the default location of the installation and configuration files for SAS Enterprise Miner.
Windows Systems
UNIX Systems
C:\Program Files\SASHome
C:\Program Files\SASHome\SASFoundation\9.3