To renew the SAS license file for SAS 9.4 (TS1M2) or earlier SAS 9.4 release, such as SAS 9.4 (TS1M0) or SAS 9.4 (TS1M1), perform the steps below.
Note: To renew the SAS license file for SAS 9.4 (TS1M3) and SAS 9.4 (TS1M4), see SAS Note 56169: "License file renewal instructions for SAS® 9.4 (TS1M3) and SAS® 9.4 (TS1M4) personal installations in Microsoft Windows operating environments."
Renew the SAS License File for SAS 9.4 (TS1M2) or earlier SAS 9.4 releases, such as SAS 9.4(TS1M0) or SAS 9.4 (TS1M1)
Before you begin the steps to renew your SAS license file, you need to determine your current SAS version and SAS site number:
Start SAS 9.4 (English). Scroll to the top of the SAS Log window to locate your company name and SAS site number. Or, if SAS is expired, look at the SAS expiration message. It contains the company name and SAS site number.
Make a note of your SAS version and SAS site number for use below.
Close SAS or close the SAS expiration message window.
Now, to renew the SAS license file for SAS 9.4 (TS1M2) and earlier SAS 9.4 releases, perform these steps.
If the license renewal is successful, the following message is displayed:
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.
Log on to your Microsoft Windows operating system with a user ID that has local administrator rights.
Verify that all SAS sessions are closed or verify that the SAS expiration message window is closed.
In Microsoft Windows 7 or Microsoft Windows 2008 Server operating environments, select Start ► All Programs ► SAS ► Utilities.
In Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 10, or Microsoft Windows 2012 Server operating environments, navigate to the Apps list.
Right-click Renew SAS Software and select Run as administrator. If a User Access Control dialog box appears, click Allow. Otherwise, proceed to step 5.
In the SAS Deployment Manager dialog box, Apply SAS Foundation license file for renewal is selected by default. Click Next.
Navigate to the SAS installation data file (SID file) on your machine. Select the file and click Open. If you do not have the SID file, see the section "Obtaining a SID File," below.
Note: The name of SID file is in the format SAS94_order#_SiteNum_operating-system.txt, where order# is the unique order number for your site, SiteNum is your 8-digit SAS TS site number, and operating-system is the valid operating system for the SID file.
Verify the operating system and SAS products and click OK.
Verify the Currently Licensed SAS Products and Expiration Dates
To check the currently licensed SAS products and corresponding expiration dates, do the following:
Open a SAS session.
In the SAS Editor window, enter this code: proc setinit; run;
Select Run ► Submit.
View the products and expiration dates in the SAS Log window.
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 9.4. Or, if SAS 9.4 is expired, then it is displayed in the expiration message.
Alternatively, contact the personnel at your company who are responsible for SAS installations.
Operating System and Release Information
Microsoft® Windows® for x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64
Windows 7 Enterprise x64
Windows 7 Professional x64
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows Vista for x64
For software releases that are not yet generally available, the Fixed
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Instructions for renewing the SAS 9.4 SAS installation data file (SID file)