SAS Install Instructions

SAS is only available for installation via physical media.  The SAS DVD Installation discs are available for check-out from the Purdue IT Software Distribution Office.  An optical DVD drive is required for installation.  Each set of SAS Installation media includes 6 DVDs that must be swapped in and out during installation.  Budget at least two and half hours at the computer swapping out discs to complete the SAS installation. 


Open the folder extracted from your downloaded zip file.  Launch the setup.exe program.


It may take several minutes for the SAS Installer to load.  You should eventually see a splash screen that reads SAS Deployment Wizard.  Again, depending on your system and drive, this will also stay on the screen for 10 minutes or more as the SAS Deployment Wizard loads in the background.  As long as you hear your optical drive working, the SAS Deployment Wizard is loading.

Select Deployment Task

On the Select Deployment Task screen, be sure that Install SAS software is selected.  Then, click the Next button.


On the next screen, make sure Install SAS Foundation and Releated Software is selected, then click the Next button.  


On the Select Products to Install screen, select the included products that you need to install.  You might check with your instructor for information on what products will be used.  Selecting All will greatly lengthen your install time by hours, so it is suggested that you install only what you need or accept the defaults.

Selecting SAS Foundation Products

Again, you can deselect the SAS Foundation Products if you are sure that you will not need them to reduce the install time; however keeping the default is appropriate for most installs.  Click the Next Button.


Do not change anything on the Specify SAS Installation Data File screen or this will damage your installation of SAS.  This screen shows you when the currently distributed version of SAS will expire.  Click the Next Button.  


Select Language Support

On the Select Language Support screen, it is suggested that you deselect everything and then select the languages you will need.  This speeds up installation time by only installing the languages that you will use. 


On the Default Product for SAS File Types screen, in most situations you should leave the default selected.  Click Next.  

If you have installed SAS Document Conversion, on the next screen you can add the host name and port.  Unless otherwise instructed, the defaults are appropriate.  Click Next.

The SAS Deployment Wizard then check your system and load the installation packages for some products.  Once it completes, Click the Next button.


A Deployment Summary screen should now appear.  It lists all the components that will be installed.  Click the Start button to begin installation of SAS on your computer.

Do not be alarmed if this process takes an extremely long time.  Depending on the options you've selected and your system, a lot of data will be installed on your hard drive for your installation of SAS. 

The last step in the install process is Install Post Processing...  Once that completes, you have successfully installed SAS and the screen should read Deployment Complete.  Click Next and then on the next screen click Finish.