SAS 9.1.3 Integration Technologies » Server Administrator's Guide

Setting up a COM/DCOM Connection
Server and Client Requirements
Summary of Setup Steps
Planning Your Server Configuration Metadata
Standard Server Metadata
Creating Metadata Using SAS Management Console
Defining Servers
Modifying Servers
Custom Workspace Servers
OLAP Servers
Enabling DCOM on the Server and the Client
Configuring SAS for DCOM
Setting SAS Permissions on the Server
Default on Windows NT/2000
Per Application on Windows NT/2000
Default on Windows XP  Server 2003
Per Application on Windows XP / Server 2003
Configuring DCOM on Windows XP SP2 / Server 2003 SP1
Configuring COM/DCOM for Active Server Page Access
Accessing a Local COM IOM Server from an Active Server Page
Accessing a Remote DCOM IOM Server from an Active Server Page
Administering the Server:
Creating a Metadata Configuration File in SAS
Using ITConfig
Reference Materials
AppIDs for Configuring DCOM
Object Server Parameters
Fields for the Server Definition

Standard Server Metadata

For a server with a COM connection, you must decide if the server needs to be defined in SAS metadata. An OLAP server with a COM connection is required to be defined in SAS metadata; otherwise, a definition in SAS metadata is not necessary except in cases such as the following:

  • You want to enable clients to connect to the server by logical server name without knowing the actual network location.

  • You are setting up pooled logical servers (the pooling parameters are stored in metadata).

  • You want to use the METAAUTOINIT option to enable metadata-based LIBNAME preassignments or OBJECTSERVERPARMs.

If you decide that your server needs to be defined in metadata, then you need to create the appropriate set of metadata definitions to describe your server configuration.

For information about the SAS Application Server and logical server definitions that contain the server definitions, see Planning for Metadata Definitions.

To plan a standard server with a COM connection, you must determine the following:

  • How many servers do you need? Decide how many servers you need for your implementation.

  • How many logical servers and SAS Application Servers do you need? Decide which logical servers and SAS Application Servers will contain your server definitions.

To set up a server with a COM connection, you must plan and set up metadata for the servers. You must plan and define the servers that you will use to process client requests.

Planning for Servers

To plan each server, you must determine the following information:

For detailed information about the fields included in the metadata for a server, see the Fields for the Server Definitions.

Defining the Servers

Use SAS Management Console to define the servers within the appropriate SAS Application Server and logical server. A server definition with a COM connection will specify that clients can connect to the server using COM. For detailed information about using SAS Management Console to add a new server definition, see Using SAS Management Console to Define Servers.