Renew Licence

  • The procedure for updating the SAS licence depends on the SAS version and on the operating system.
  • The SAS licence has a certain validity period. After the first deadline (the warning date) SAS starts complaining about a new licence. If the licence is not uptated before the next deadline (the closing date), SAS stops working.

Remember to download the licence

For now we will assume you have downloaded the licence, otherwise goto Download Licence and do so now.

Renewing the licence

Note: There is no difference in the renewing procedure for 32bit vs. 64bit operating systems.

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Windows — Renew SAS 8.2

Load the downloaded file setinit.sss into SAS and run the file. That is

  • Start SAS and open the file in the programme editor.
  • Run the file as a regular SAS programme.

Remember, the licence must be intended for SAS 8.2 on Windows.

If SAS 8.2 is not updated before the closing date, the licence update must be done in the following way:

  1. Set the computer clock back to a date where the installed SAS 8.2 licence was valid.
  2. Update the licence as described above.
  3. Set the computer clock back to the correct time.

Windows — Renew SAS 9.1.3

Download the new licence file: sas91.txt and start the programme for licence update:

Start -> Programs -> SAS -> SAS 9.1 Utilities -> Renew SAS Software

Locate the downloaded licence file: sas91.txt by pressing Browse. Then press:

Next ->  OK ->  Next -> Renew

in the various dialog boxes popping up. Remember, the licence must be intended for SAS 9.1.3 on Windows.

Windows — Renew SAS 9.2

Download the new licence file: sas92.txt and start the programme for licence update:

Start -> Programs -> SAS -> SAS 9.2 Licence Renewal & Utilities -> Renew SAS Software

Locate the downloaded licence file by pressing Browse. Then press:

Next -> OK -> Renew -> OK

in the various dialog boxes popping up.

Remember, the licence must be both for SAS 9.2 and for the version of Windows you use (32-bit or 64-bit).

Windows — Renew SAS 9.3

Download the new licence and start the programme for licence update:

Start -> Programs -> SAS -> Utilities -> Renew SAS Software

Locate the downloaded licence file by pressing Browse. Then press:

Next ->  OK -> Renew -> OK

in the various dialog boxes popping up.

Remember, the licence must be both for SAS 9.3 and for the version of Windows you use (32-bit or 64-bit).

Windows — Renew SAS 9.4

Download the new licence and start the programme for licence update:

Start -> Programs -> SAS -> Utilities -> Renew SAS Software

Locate the downloaded licence file by pressing *Browse. Then press:

Next -> OK -> Renew -> OK

in the various dialog boxes popping up.

Remember, the licence must be both for SAS 9.4 and for the version of Windows you use (32-bit or 64-bit).

Linux — Renew method for all SAS versions

Download the new licence file: setinit.sssThe licence update is done as root, i.e., run the following command:

sudo sas -setinit setinit.sss

in a terminal (System tools -> Xterm), it will ask for a password, this is listed in a file on the Desktop.

Remember, the licence must be both for Linux and for the specific version of SAS (9.1.3, 9.2-32bit, 9.2-64bit, 9.3-32bit, 9.3-64bit or 9.4-64bit).

Mac OS X via VirtualBox

Remember, the SAS installed here is a SAS for Linux, so follow the procedure for renewing the SAS licence on Linux.