Installation Instructions for Hot Fix I8T008


Hot fix I8T008 addresses the issue(s) in SAS Enterprise Guide 8.3 on Windows 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 Enterprise Guide 8.3 installed 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. 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.

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

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

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

  6. 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 I8T008 hot fix for SAS Enterprise Guide 8.3 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.

Installation using Windows Installer (MSI)

If you originally installed SAS Enterprise Guide 8.3 using the Independent Installer from the SAS Software Depot\standalone_installs directory, then Hot Fix I8T008 should be applied to your system using using the following steps:

1) Create a "I8T008wn" directory on your machine and extract the contents of into that directory.

2) Go to the I8T008wn\products\eguide__ I8T008__win__en__sp0__1 directory

3) Double-click "eguide_patch.msp"


Please see SAS Note 67410 and SAS Note 67409 for required SAS Enterprise Guide configuration options.
Please see SAS Note 68182 for additional required options and the SAS Enterprise Guide Administrator’s Guide online documentation regarding Git integration changes and options.

This completes the installation of hot fix I8T008 on Windows.

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