Product Information

  • About: SAS is a powerful statistics program used by many banks and corporations worldwide and is primarily used for dealing with large data sets.
  • Current Version: SAS 9.4 Release M4
  • Availability:  SAS 9.4 Workstation and Lab versions can be purchased through the CCS Software Distribution Site.
  • Eligibility: If you are faculty, staff or a student at the University of Guelph, you may obtain the site-licensed copy of SAS for home or office use. However, it may only be used while you are employed by, or are a registered student at the University of Guelph.
  • Supported Platforms: SAS 9.4 Workstation is available for Windows 64-bit and the SAS 9.4 Renewal includes SID license files for Windows 32 and 64 bit. SAS 9.4 Renewal files for Linux 64 bit are available by request.
  • License Information: When purchasing SAS 9.4, there are two licensing options available one is Windows Workstation and the other Windows Lab. Windows Workstation is intended for licensing SAS on a single windows machine. Windows LAB is intended for licensing SAS on multiple windows machines residing in a single room (i.e.- a computer lab.)
    • A renewal applies to individuals who have already purchased SAS and wish to renew the licensing codes for another year. A renewal does not require reinstallation of the software - it simply allows individuals to download a licensing file that is read by the SAS renewal program.
    • The University's SAS software license expires annually on June 30, but you can continue to use your SAS software for a subsequent 30 day grace period. After SAS expires a renewal license must be purchased to enable the product to continue to run. Copies bought after May 1 will be eligible for a free renewal for the upcoming year starting on June 30th. This renewal must be requested by emailing the CCS Help Centre (

Installation Procedure

SAS 9.4

  • Prior to downloading and installing this software, please ensure that you have a minimum of 30GB of available disk space on your computer and that you have verified that your system meets the system requirements for SAS.
  • Download SAS 9.4 Discs 1-5 (.zip format) to your computer.
  • Extract (Unzip) each of the 5 installation discs files to a location on your computer. You should have 5 folders (9C6S6V_ds01, 9C6S6V_ds02, 9C6S6V_ds03, 9C6S6V_ds04, 9C6S6V_ds05, which represent the 5 installation discs needed to install this software.
  • Go into the 9C6S6V_ds01 folder and run setup.exe to start the installation
  • When prompted to insert the next installation disc, point the installer to the corresponding folder.

Instructions for Renewing your SAS Licence


  • For SAS installation support, please contact SAS Technical Support

    • Site Name: University of Guelph

    • Site Number: 70075778

  • Help in Windows: Click on the Help option on the menu along the top of the SAS screen.

  • Online Documentation: SAS Online documentation contains information regarding functions, statements and procedures. The online documentations for recent versions of SAS are accessible through the SAS website.

Additional Information

Free e-Learning Courses Offered by SAS Education

The U of G has access to the following e-learning offerings:

  • SAS e-Learning: SAS Programming Introduction: Basic Concepts
  • SAS e-Learning: SAS Programming I: Essentials
  • SAS e-Learning: SAS Programming II: Data Manipulation Techniques
  • SAS e-Learning: SAS Programming III: Advanced Techniques and Efficiencies
  • SAS e-Learning: SAS Macro Language I: Essentials
  • SAS e-Learning: Querying and Reporting Using SAS Enterprise Guide
  • SAS e-Learning: SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting
  • SAS e-Learning: SAS SQL I: Essentials

If you are currently using older versions of these e-learning products, you are encouraged to replace them with the updated versions.


Accessing Your New e-Learning Courses

  1. The website to access is CCS Software Distribution Site.
  2. Select "Sign In" and enter your Central ID and password.
  3. Under the Institutional Use Only Software tab purchase (for free!) the SAS e-Learning package.
  4. Go to the SAS Training website.
  5. Login if you previously registered on the SAS Training website or create a new profile if you have not.
  6. Once you have logged in, on the far right side type or copy-and-paste your previously purchased activation code into the activation code box. Then click Submit.
  7. Review the license agreement and select the “I agree” box to accept it. You should now see the training in your list of active e-learning products and the date on which your access expires.


You can view SAS manuals on-line directly from SAS Inc.

Other Resources

SAS website