SAS Hot Fix Analysis,
Download and Deployment Tool

The SAS Hot Fix Analysis, Download and Deployment Tool (SASHFADD) analyzes a 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. 

Note: You cannot use SASHFADD to install hot fixes to SAS® Viya® products. For instructions about how to access and apply software updates to SAS Viya products, see the Updating Your SAS Viya software section in the SAS® Viya® 3.4 Administration for Linux Deployment Guide. To verify the installation of software updates in your Linux environment, see SAS Note 63211, "Verify the installation of SAS Viya hot fixes in your Linux environment."

You can use one instance of SASHFADD to analyze SAS installations on multiple machines. The SAS release (SAS 9.3 or SAS 9.4) does 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, and z/OS.

Note: If you plan to install SASHFADD 2.2.2 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 2.2.2.

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

Requirements

UNIX:

  • Perl 5
  • Curl is required to establish an HTTPS connection to the secure SAS hot fix download site

Windows:

  • PowerShell 3.0 or later is required to establish an HTTPS connection to the secure SAS hot fix download site

For instructions for both Windows and UNIX environments, see the "Quick Start" sections in the SAS Hot Fix Analysis, Download and Deployment Tool (SASHFADD) Version 2.2.2 Usage Guide. This guide also contains more detailed information about requirements, how to use the tool and verify your hot-fix installation, and troubleshooting.

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