SAS Hot Fix Analysis,
Download and Deployment Tool

The SAS Hot Fix Analysis, Download and Deployment Tool (SASHFADD) analyzes a SAS® 9.2, SAS® 9.3, or SAS® 9.4 deployment. The tool creates a customized report that lists available hot fixes for the installed SAS products, and also generates scripts that automate hot-fix downloads. A script is generated to install SAS 9.2 hot fixes.You use SAS® Deployment Manager to install SAS 9.3 and SAS 9.4 hot fixes.

You can use one instance of SASHFADD to analyze SAS installations on multiple machines. SAS 9.2, SAS 9.3, and SAS 9.4 do not need to be installed on the same machine with SASHFADD.

Select the download for the operating system that SASHFADD runs on. This might be different from the operating system of the SAS deployment that is analyzed.

You can use an instance of SASHFADD that is installed on Windows or UNIX to analyze SAS deployments for Windows, UNIX, z/OS, and OpenVMS Itanium systems.

Note: If you plan to install SASHFADD 2.2.1 in the same directory as a previous version of SASHFADD, please remove all files in that directory that were generated by the previous version of SASHFADD before installing and running SASHFADD 2.2.1.

For more information, see SAS Note 52718: "SAS hot fixes and Patches that are not supported by SASHFADD."

Requirements

SASHFADD requires Perl 5 on UNIX platforms. SASHFADD is not currently compatible with Perl for z/OS (OS390) on UNIX System Services (USS). For this reason, SAS Technical Support recommends that z/OS users run the Windows version of SASHFADD.  

Instructions for UNIX

Perform the following steps to run the tool:

  1. Create a directory on your UNIX system for SASHFADD to reside in.
  2. Download the SASHFADDux.tar file to the directory that you created and run the cd command to change to that directory.
  3. Untar the SASHFADDux.tar file using the tar -xvf SASHFADDux.tar command.
  4. Copy the DeploymentRegistry.txt file that you created in the previous step to your current directory.

Your current directory should now contain the following files:

  • DeploymentRegistry.txt
  • SASHFADD.cfg
  • SASHFADD.pl
  • SASHFADDux.tar

You can delete the SASHFADDux.tar file because it is no longer needed.

Instructions for Windows

Perform the following steps to run the tool:

  1. Download the SASHFADDwn.exe file.
  2. Click Run. This action launches the WinZip Self-Extractor to unzip the download. 
  3. Click Unzip to extract the contents and save the files to the default location: C:\Program Files\SAS\SASHFADD.
  4. Copy the DeploymentRegistry.txt file that you created in the previous step to the C:\Program Files\SAS\SASHFADDdirectory.


The C:\Program Files\SAS\SASHFADD directory should now contain the following files:

  • DeploymentRegistry.txt
  • SASHFADD.cfg
  • SASHFADD.exe  



     

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