To renew the SAS license file for SAS 9.3, do the following:
Select Start ► Programs ► SAS ► Utilities ► Renew SAS Software.
For Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft VISTA operating systems, right-click Renew SAS Software and select Run As Administrator.
If a User Access Control dialog box appears, click Allow. Otherwise, proceed to step 4.
Browse to the SAS installation data (SID) file on your machine. Select the file and click Open.
Note: The default SID filename is SAS93_123456_site#_operatingsystem.txt, where 123456 is the unique order number for your site, site# is your 8-digit SAS site number, and operatingsystem is the valid operating system for the SID file. If you do not have the SID file, see the section "Obtaining a SID File," below.
Verify the operating system and SAS products and click OK.
If the license renewal is successful, the following message is
The setinit was successfully applied.
If it is not successful, the message indicates so and displays
the location of the SETINIT.LOG file. Review the SETINIT.LOG file in
a text editor to check for errors.
Obtaining a SID File
To obtain a SID file, contact your SAS installation representative. To
determine the SAS installation representative who is responsible for
your site, navigate to SAS Support Personnel at Your Site.
Make sure that you have your SAS site number and company name. This information is displayed at the top of the SAS log window when you first start SAS.
Alternatively, contact the personnel at your company who are responsible for SAS Installations.
Operating System and Release Information
Microsoft® Windows® for 64-Bit Itanium-based Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition
Microsoft® Windows® for x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
Windows 7 Enterprise x64
Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
Windows 7 Professional x64
Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows Vista for x64
For software releases that are not yet generally available, the Fixed
Release is the software release in which the problem is planned to be
Instructions for renewing the SAS 9.3 SAS installation data file (SID file)