UPenn Software Licensing

SAS - Frequently Asked Questions


What is the difference between Teaching and Research and Administrative use?

Teaching and Research is used for purposes of classroom instruction, academic research, and course work primarily related to Penn's degree requirements. Administrative use licenses are used for purposes directly related to Penn's operations as a post-secondary degree granting institution, including institutional research and any use related to reporting about the University to the University. There are a few available licenses available through OSL for Administrative use.

Can I use SAS Desktop for personal use?

No, SAS cannot be used for non-Penn purposes. However, students, Faculty and Penn staff may purchase a personal copy of SAS at the Computer Connection for installation on their personally owned computer to be used only by the license holder.

How can I obtain SAS support?

Customer can contact SAS support at 919-677-8008. You will be asked to provide one of the following site number for your particular software:

Teaching and Research Sites:

  • Windows Workstation 32-bit: 70001360
  • Windows Server 32-bit: 70001354
  • Windows X64: 70080524
  • Windows Server 64-bit: 70080523
  • Sun X86-64: 70066026
  • SunSparc: 70001358
  • Linux X86-64: 70055201
  • Solaris for X64: 70066026
  • 64-bit Enabled Solaris: 70001358

Administrative Site:

  • Windows Server X64:70122179
  • Windows Server 64-bit: 70061370
  • Windows Workstation 32-bit: 70061370
  • Linux X86-64: 70080526

I have received a new SID file for SAS, but I am getting an error that my license has expired. What does this mean?

This error is seen if someone installs SAS but does not also download the SID file from the email and apply it to the installation. The SID file stored on the DVD from SAS is not as recent as the SID file that we receive after the annual renewal is done. To apply the new SID file:

  • Save the new SID file to your computer.
  • Go to start>all programs>SAS>SAS 9.x Utilities>Renew SAS Software.
  • A window will open for you to browse to the saved SID file.
  • Click Renew.

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