Date: Thu, 5 May 2011 08:53:12 -0400
Reply-To: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: Chance to Make SAS-L History: Did You Know That...
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Did you know that...
...you can very easily generate an _AMAZINGLY_ detailed report of the SAS software components, client applications, and hot fixes that are licensed and/or installed in your Windows or UNIX environments?
You can do this with the SAS Installation Reporter program, SASInstallReporter2.sas, which is available as a free download via this url:
As per the note on the web page, the SAS Installation Reporter's report includes:
licensed SAS software(for example, Base SAS(r), SAS/STAT(r), and so on)
* installed SAS software
* installed SAS clients or applications (for example, SAS(r) Enterprise Guide(r), the SAS System Viewer, and so on)
* installed SAS hot fixes (along with cursory status).
* other versions of SAS software (only in Windows environments and when the XCMD system option is enabled)
This is a great tool to use to determine just "what is what" concerning the SAS products that you have licensed versus the SAS products that you have installed. It will definitely be one of the first things I run in a new organization on my next consulting gig!
Best of luck in all of your SAS endeavors!
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so at their own risk.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance"
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, Second Edition
Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now. - Steven Wright