SAS License Renewal Instructions for Windows

You can use the instructions to renew versions 9.3 or 9.4 for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows.

  1. If you are renewing SAS for the upcoming license year, you should receive and e-mail with SAS Installation Data file (SID file). The SID file is a text with a name similar to: SAS93_order-number_site-number_host-platform.txt. An example of this file's name is: SAS93_111ABC_70111111_Win_x64_wrkstn.txt.
  2. Save the attached SID file to a location on your computer, such as your desktop or Documents folder.
  3. Run the Renew SAS Software Utility.
    • On the Start menu, click Programs(or All Programs) -> SAS -> Utilities -> Renew SAS Software.
    • You will be prompted to enter the SID file. Browse to and select the attached SID file that you previously saved.
    • Click Next and follow the rest of the dialog boxes to complete the renewal.

If you have any problems or questions about the renewal procedures please contact our IST Service Desk at


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