|Date: ||Wed, 25 May 2011 11:38:11 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||John Birken <zbq5@CDC.GOV>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||John Birken <zbq5@CDC.GOV>|
|Subject: ||Re: Impact of taking out local admin right from SAS/XP use|
Your concern is quite justified.
My consistent experience is if SAS is installed in a directory you don't
have admin rights to SAS can write temp files where it wants many many
layers deep. That can quickly fill up your hard disk with temp files in
strange places. I often process 1 or 2 4 gb files. If you use small input
files you may only have lots of temp files in strange distant places. You
should set up the config files to point to the defaults YOU want. Ron has
messages about this.
While the set up I'm describing is not with a server the rule WITHOUT
ADMIN RIGHTS SAS DOES WHAT IT WANTS. You might try power user rights or
rights to write to hard disk or maybe config to write to your owned
>We are planning to move from physical desktop (Win XP) to VM desktop
>(still Win XP). Our IT department is considering to strip off admin right
>(local admin right?) from SAS >user account. Anybody knows what kind of
>change this move will bring to us? I was told that we >cannot download
and >install stuff anymore. One thing I can think of now is Java, I know
SAS >seems to >be more closely linked to Java now, would this be a problem?
>Anything else? I would like to do some tessting, what should I test?