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SAS® OnDemand for Academics

SAS® OnDemand for Academics: Enterprise MinerTM Configuration and Startup

arrowVerifying and/or Installing a Java Runtime Environment (Microsoft Windows)

After you have created a course (if you are an instructor) or registered for a course (if you are a student) that uses SAS® OnDemand for Academics: Enterprise MinerTM, you must verify that you have an appropriate Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed or install an appropriate JRE. This process needs to be completed only once.

Note: Consider printing these instructions before you begin as some of the steps might require you to move to other Web sites.

Step One: Verify whether a JRE (and Java Web Start) is installed

To verify whether you have a JRE installed, try the following:

  1. Open a Command Prompt window. Select Start --> Run. Then, type CMD in the Run window.
  2. On the Command Prompt window, type start javaws.
  3. If the above command opens a Java Web Start window similar to the following, then you have a JRE (and Java Web Start) installed.

    JRE 1.6:
    Java Web Start 1.6 Window

  4. If you have a JRE installed, then continue to Step Two. If the above command did not work, then you likely do not have a JRE installed. Continue to Step Three.

Step Two: Ensure that you are using Only the Recommended Java Runtime Environment

We recommend that you use Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.6.0_24 (or greater) to run SAS® OnDemand for Academics: Enterprise MinerTM. Only JREs with U.S. Export Control Classification Numbers of 5D992 are approved for use with SAS products.


  1. From a Command Prompt window, start Java Web Start. Type start javaws -viewer and then press ENTER.
  2. If the Java Cache Viewer window appears, close it so that you can see the Java Control Panel window. The Java Control Panel window often opens behind the Java Cache Viewer window.
  3. From the Java Control Panel window, select the Java tab.
  4. From the Java Runtime Environment Settings area, click View.
  5. In the Enabled column, check only one JRE (uncheck any other JREs that are checked).

    If JRE 1.6.0_24 is unavailable, then you can test SAS® OnDemand for Academics: Enterprise MinerTM with your current JRE. To do so, see Starting SAS® OnDemand for Academics: Enterprise MinerTM.

    If your current JRE does not work or if you want to install a recommended JRE, continue to Step Three. Otherwise, configuration is complete.

Step Three: Install the recommended Java Runtime Environment and Java Web Start

Installing the recommended JRE will also install Java Web Start on your system.

  1. Access the Java SE Downloads Web Site.
  2. Check the button to accept the license agreement
  3. Select jre-6u24-windows-i586.exe under Download.
  4. You will be prompted to sign in to your Oracle Web account. If you do not have an account, you will be prompted to create one.
  5. After you are signed in, launch the download and select Run to begin the installation process.
  6. (Optional) If you had to complete Step Two above, repeat this step to ensure that only JRE 1.6.0_24 is selected.


arrowStarting SAS® OnDemand for Academics: Enterprise MinerTM

After you have installed the recommended JRE (or if you want to test with a JRE that is already installed), you can start SAS® OnDemand for Academics: Enterprise MinerTM.

In the future, you can simply start SAS® OnDemand for Academics: Enterprise MinerTM any time that you want to use the application.

Note: If you experience problems starting the application, consider clearing your Java cache.