Installation Instructions for Hot Fix E8M008

Windows for x64

Hot fix E8M008 addresses the issue(s) in SAS Environment Manager 2.5_M3 on Windows for x64 as documented in the Issue(s) Addressed section of the hot fix download page:

The hot fix downloaded,, contains the updated files required to address the documented issues.
Do NOT extract the contents of The hot fix installation process will extract the contents as needed.


  1. You must have SAS Environment Manager 2.5_M3 or SAS 9.4M6 installed and configured on your system before applying this hot fix. Refer to SN-35968 for instructions on how to determine which product releases you have installed.

  2. If you are upgrading to SAS Environment Manager 2.5_M3 or SAS 9.4M6, this hot fix should only be applied after the upgrade is complete, including completion of Upgrade Configuration across all configurations. Otherwise, your configuration will fail. In other words, if you follow the normal pattern of upgrade SASHome -> Apply Hot fixes -> perform Update Configuration, this hot fix will fail to apply in this scenario. Instead, you should use the order: SASHome -> perform Update Configuration -> Apply Hot fixes for this hot fix.

  3. Files delivered in this hot fix will be backed up during the installation process. However, it is good general practice to back up your system before applying updates to software.

  4. You must have Administrator Privileges on your CLIENT or SERVER machine.

  5. All currently active SAS sessions, daemons, spawners and servers must be terminated before applying this hot fix.

  6. This hot fix should be installed using the same userid who performed the initial software installation.

  7. CONFIGURATION: No automatic configuration scripting is included for this hot fix. If you have previously configured software installed, the SAS Deployment Manager may present a screen where you will see "Apply SAS Hot Fixes" and "Configure SAS Hot Fixes" options. On this screen, you must ensure that the "Configure SAS Hot Fix" option is *not* selected. If this option is automatically selected, please de-select it prior to proceeding with the SAS Deployment Manager Screens. Failure to do so could have unintended consequences when applying this hot fix.


The E8M008 hot fix for SAS Environment Manager 2.5_M3 will be installed using the SAS Deployment Manager. By default, the SAS Deployment Manager will search in the <SASHOME>\InstallMisc\HotFixes\New directory for hot fixes to be applied, but will also prompt for a location if you have downloaded hot fixes to a different directory.

After downloading, follow the instructions for applying hot fixes in the SAS Deployment Wizard and SAS Deployment Manager 9.4: User's Guide.

Please review the CONFIGURATION Important Note above concerning proper selection of the "Configure SAS Hot Fix" option in the SAS Deployment Manager.

The content of this hot fix is listed in the hot fix manifest.


  1. Copy sigar-, sigar-amd64-winnt.dll, and sigar-amd64-winnt.lib

    NOTE: Lev# represents the lev directory for your configuration.

This completes the installation of hot fix E8M008 on Windows for x64.

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