Depending on the version of Windows and presence or absence of other components already installed, your procedure may vary slightly from what is described below.In general, we recommend that you accept the default values when presented with a choice.Attempting to remove SAS components manually via "Add/Remove Programs" can leave Windows in an unstable state.
In general, we recommend that you accept the default values for all options, unless you have a specific need for other options.
The instructions below are for SAS 9.4, but the process is very similar for SAS 9.3.
The SAS 9.3 and 9.4 Deployment Wizard includes an uninstall function.
When you launch the Deployment Wizard, one of the options will be "Uninistall SAS and all components." Please use this utility to remove SAS 9.3 or 9.4.
The order of removal of the various SAS components is extremely important: If you remove components in the wrong order, you will not be able to remove other components, and you may leave Windows in an unstable state.
SAS license activation files (SID files) for the 2016-17 license cycle are now available.
Installation is a multi-step, non-intuitive process. We strongly advise that you set aside several hours to devote to installation, and to follow along with our step-by-step instructions below.
You must be logged into Windows with a user account that has full Administrator rights for the installation to be successful.
This is the most convenient method of installation.