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Update SAS License File

This article applies to: Software Licensing


If you are not able to successfully update your license using the instructions below, please contact the IT Service Desk.

SAS 9.4

First, get the SAS 2018-19 license file archive

If you were sent the license file directly via email, in the email message, find the attached file SASLicense2018-19.zip

If you were not sent the license file directly, download the file from your Software Licensing order page:

  1. Log in to the Software Licensing Ordering System
  2. After login, click My Account, then Customer Orders, and find your 2017-18 SAS order.
  3. Click the Details button for the order, then the Download License link on that page.
  4. Find the SASLicense2018-19.zip file in your Downloads folder.
  5. Right-click the file and select Extract All from the menu. This should create a folder called SAS License Files 2018-19. Remember the location of this folder.

Next, run the Renew SAS Software application for your operating system

Windows 10 and Windows 7

  1. From the Start Menu, select All Programs --> SAS --> Utilities.
  2. Right-click Renew SAS Software.
  3. Select Run As Administrator.

Windows 8 and 8.1

  1. From the Start screen, click or tap the magnifying glass icon in the top left corner of the screen.
  2. In the Search box, type: Renew SAS Software
  3. Right-click the Renew SAS Software application.
  4. From the dropdown menu, select Run As Administrator.
  5. If the User Account Control dialog box displays, select Allow.
  6. If you are prompted for a userid and password, enter a userid that has full Administrator rights.

Everybody

  1. The utility should prompt you to browse to the location of your SAS license file. Locate your SAS License 2018-19 folder. Navigate inside that folder to the subfolder SAS 9.4, then to the license file:
    64-bit: SAS94_9BYDPR_70084771_Win_X64_Wrkstn.txt
    32-bit: SAS94_9BYDPR_70003141_Win_Wrkstn.txt
  2. Click NEXT.
  3. The utility will now ask you to specify product location of the SAS program on your computer. Unless you have chosen to install the program in a different location, SAS should be at the following location:
    C:\Program Files\SASHome\SASFoundation\9.4
  4. When you have specified the location, click RENEW

If the renewal was successful, you should see the message, "The setinit was successfully applied."

SAS 9.3 (Windows 7 only)

  1. From the Start Menu, select All Programs --> SAS --> Utilities.
  2. Right-click Renew SAS Software.
  3. Select Run As Administrator.
  4. The utility should prompt you to browse to the location of your SAS license file. Locate your SAS License 2018-19 folder. Navigate inside that folder to the subfolder SAS 9.3, then to the license file:
    64-bit: SAS93_9BYDPS_70084771_Win_X64_Wrkstn.txt
    32-bit: SAS93_9BYDPS_70003141_Win_Wrkstn.txt
  5. Click NEXT.
  6. The utility will now ask you to specify product location of the SAS program on your computer. Unless you have chosen to install the program in a different location, SAS should be at the following location:
    C:\Program Files\SASHome\SASFoundation\9.3
  7. When you have specified the location, click RENEW

If the renewal was successful, you should see the message, "The setinit was successfully applied."

SAS 9.2 (Windows 7 only)

  1. From the Start Menu, select All Programs --> SAS --> Utilities.
  2. Right-click Renew SAS Software.
  3. Select Run As Administrator.
  4. The utility should prompt you to browse to the location of your SAS license file. Locate your SAS License 2018-19 folder. Navigate inside that folder to the subfolder SAS 9.2, then to the license file:
    64-bit: SAS92_9BYDPT_70084771_Win_X64_Wrkstn.txt
    32-bit: SAS92_9BYDPT_70003141_Win_Wrkstn
  5. Click NEXT.
  6. The utility will now ask you to specify product location of the SAS program on your computer. Unless you have chosen to install the program in a different location, SAS should be at the following location:
    C:\Program Files\SASHome\SASFoundation\9.2
  7. When you have specified the location, click RENEW

If the renewal was successful, you should see the message, "The setinit was successfully applied."

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Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:19am

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