Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 16:55:18 -0700
Reply-To: Dale McLerran <stringplayer_2@YAHOO.COM>
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From: Dale McLerran <stringplayer_2@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Installing SAS/IML Studio 3.2
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At step 4 of the IML Studio 3.2 installation process (see
the installer defaults to "C:\Program Files\SAS". If I go with
the default, the SAS Deployment Wizard then reports that
The SAS Home location specified contains existing files.
While SAS software, such as SAS Foundation or SAS clients
from earlier releases, will not be affected, proceeding
with the installation will overwrite any products of the
exact same version you are attempting to install.
Do you want to continue?
What does this mean? If I respond in the affirmative, will my
entire 9.2 installation (which is located in C:\Program Files\SAS)
be trashed? I would think that IML Studio 3.2, which operates with
SAS version 9.2, would want to be located with the other 9.2 products.
But that note above has me concerned about that assumption. IML
Studio 3.2 effectively is part of version 9.2. But in some sense
IML Studio 3.2 is a standalone product. It is started in its own
window session, so may not be considered part of version 9.2.
In addition, the "Help" button of the SAS Deployment Wizard
indicates that whatever directory is selected here will become
the permanent SAS Home directory. If I point the wizard to
a directory other than "C:\Program Files\SAS", then it seems that
all future SAS deployments will go into whatever directory is
specified by my selection. I don't know that I want all future
SAS deployments to go into a directory that I select for IML
Studio just so as to avoid compromising my SAS 9.2 install.
Has anyone installed IML Studio 3.2? What directory did you
specify? How did the installed product work? How does SAS work
after the install?
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