Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 11:48:36 -0400
Reply-To: Ya Huang <ya.huang@AMYLIN.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Ya Huang <ya.huang@AMYLIN.COM>
Subject: Re: Impact of taking out local admin right from SAS/XP use
I just did some preliminary tests after IT took out the local admin
right. First thing I noticed (Thanks Joe for pointing this out),
that I lost the read/write access to C:\Program Files\SAS\SASFoundation\9.2
folder, this alone is a problem for us, since we quite oftenly need
to modify the autoexec.sas and sasv9.cfg etc. It also caused some of
the progams hang, obviously due to the interaction between SAS and MS
Office via DDE, I don't know why yet. I also see this kind of
error message: ERROR: User does not have appropriate authorization level
for library SASHELP. which is obviously related to the read/write access
to certain SAS folder.
On Wed, 25 May 2011 11:38:11 -0400, John Birken <zbq5@CDC.GOV> wrote:
>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?