Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2005 07:52:40 -0500
Reply-To: "Michael L. Davis" <michael@BASSETTCONSULTING.COM>
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From: "Michael L. Davis" <michael@BASSETTCONSULTING.COM>
Subject: Re: SAS version updates?
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The following post is incorrect on two fundamental issues. You *can*
install different versions of SAS with the same license and site number on
the same computer. At one time, I had SAS 9.0, 8.2 and 6.12 on the same
laptop running Windows 2000 Professional. I don't recall all of the
details but you'll want to engineer the installation so that each versions
stores SAS data sets in separate physical directories.
Similarly, users need to consult their SAS license agreement at work
regarding home use. Some licenses (but not all!) include a home-use
extension that allows the same license instance of SAS to be used on a work
computer and on a home computer.
- Michael "Mad Doggy" Davis
>Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 20:23:29 -0800
>Reply-To: Bill McKirgan <bill-mckirgan@UIOWA.EDU>
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>From: Bill McKirgan <bill-mckirgan@UIOWA.EDU>
>Subject: Re: SAS version updates?
>Yes, you can install more than one version of SAS on a system. I
>believe they can run simultaneously; however, each installation needs
>to be licensed separately.
>Additionally, a person who has SAS installed on their computer at work
>and at home needs to have a license for each installation.
>m n wrote:
> > As a follow-up to my first question (whether upgrades
> > to SAS are free, and several people have informed me
> > that they are), is it possible to have two versions of
> > SAS installed and operate simultaneously on a system?
> > I ask *this* question, because our local v8.0 client
> > exists to support a company data-analysis application.
> > The support desk for the application informed me that
> > the application hadn't been tested on the client side
> > for any version but v8.0, and so couldn't guarantee
> > that it would work after the upgrade. However, my
> > group does our own thing with SAS as well, and for
> > that, I'd like to use v8.2 (at least).
> > Thanks!
> > Matt
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Michael L. Davis