Posts Tagged ‘ Interesting SAS Usage Notes ’

Handy SAS Usage Note for Troubleshooting UNIX Authentication

February 12, 2011
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Whilst troubleshooting why LDAP based users couldn’t authenticate against a SAS Metadata Server configured for host authentication, I found this handy resource: SAS Usage Note 39891: Using PROC PERMTEST to diagnose UNIX host authentication issues in SAS® 9.2. The server in question already had correctly functioning LDAP host authentication via PAM, it was just...
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Interesting SAS notes relating to Portal Promotion

February 2, 2011
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I noticed a couple of recent SAS usage notes relating to the new portal content promotion capability in SAS 9.2: SAS Problem Note 42231: The script used to promote SAS® Information Delivery Portal content removes the Portal Application Tree when an incorrect name is passed to the script SAS Usage Note 41692: Scripts for...
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SAS Metadata Backup on Windows 2008 R2

December 6, 2010
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SAS Metadata Backup on Windows 2008 R2

I was trying to run a manual SAS Metadata Server backup (OMABAKUP) on Windows 2008 R2 64 bit today. It failed! I run metadata backups many many times so I was sure all the normal prerequisites were in place but this was the first time I had run one on Windows 2008 R2 64...
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SAS 9.2 Mid Tier Support for Windows 2008 R2

November 22, 2010
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To date I had avoided Windows 2008 R2 because, until recently, it was not supported for the SAS 9.2 Mid Tier. I had read in SAS Installation Note 36616: SAS® 9.1.3 Service Pack 4 and SAS® 9.2 support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 that support for 2008 R2 was coming with the release of...
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Farewell to the SAS 9.2 Replication Wizard

September 29, 2010
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It looks like the SAS® 9.2 Replication Wizard has recently been deprecated. I spotted a new SAS usage note about it the other day: Usage Note 40834: The Replication Wizard in SAS® 9.2 has been deprecated. The Replication Wizard is, or perhaps I should now say was, a feature available in the SAS 9.2...
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