Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 19:25:32 -0400
Reply-To: Scott Bass <sas_l_739@YAHOO.COM.AU>
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From: Scott Bass <sas_l_739@YAHOO.COM.AU>
Subject: Re: Allocating SASHELP as readonly under Windows
On Tue, 15 Apr 2008 10:53:07 -0400, Richard A. DeVenezia
>Scott Bass wrote:
>> Is there a way to ensure SASHELP is readonly under Windows? Without
>> the gory details, I'd prefer to do this in SAS rather than NTFS
>> I see the configuration option:
>> /* Setup the SAS System help directory definition */
>> -SASHELP (
>> but no way (that I can see) to make this readonly. I have EG users
>> saving datasets to SASHELP, which I want to prevent.
>I don't think there is a way in the config file.
>- Why not use operating system permissions?
>- Why are EG users given admin rights ?
>- Is this version 8?
>Richard A. DeVenezia
Thanks to all for the replies so far...
The gory details (gory summary really) is:
- All the SAS users are in an NTFS group "SAS Users"
- "SAS Users" has been given write access to D:\SAS ***and all
subdirectories*** (Base SAS, Conf\Lev1 directories, saswork directory, etc)
- These users are not administrators, but have write access to directories
they shouldn't modify.
- Most users (except admin types) don't have Remote Desktop access, so
can't delete DLL's, etc. as one poster responded.
- I'm responsible for supporting the SAS environment, but I'm not an
- So this issue must be handled by IS, with forms, lag time, the usual
I was hoping there was a way to allocate SASHELP as a readonly library.
Seems like a sensible request really. I'm surprised it's not the SAS
It looks like NTFS permissions is the best approach, so I'll raise this
issue with IS. They can sort it out.