When you use the EXCELCS, ACCESSCS, PCFILES, or SASIOPCF engines with the SAS PC Files Server, you can receive the following error:
ERROR: Failed to connect to the Server: yourserver.com.
This error occurs when you set the value for the PORT= option to 10000 or greater, as shown in the following example:
The problem occurs because of a memory-address issue in the SAS PC Files Server. To circument the problem, set the PORT= option to a value of 9999 in your SAS code.