SAS Hot Fix Analysis, Download and Deployment (SASHFADD) Tool


Instructions for manually downloading


using Microsoft Windows PowerShell



1.       Launch "PowerShell" on your Windows machine.

2.       Copy and paste the following command into PowerShell:


powershell -Command [Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12;$ProgressPreference = 'SilentlyContinue';Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "" -outfile "C:\Program Files\SAS\SASHFADD\SAS94_HFADD_data.xml"


Important (1): The highlighted path above places SAS94_HFADD_data.xml in the default install location for SASHFADD on Windows. You can change this path to point to a different directory where SASHFADD is installed on your machine or to point to any another directory where you have Write permission.

Important (2): If you are running SAS 9.3, you should replace both instances of "SAS94_HFADD_data.xml" with "SAS93_HFADD_data.xml" in the above command.

3.       Run the PowerShell command to download the SASHFADD data.

4.       In the SASHFADD.cfg file, uncomment -HOT_FIX_DATA_FILE_MANUAL_DOWNLOAD and then save the updated SASHFADD.cfg file. This step prevents SASHFADD from attempting download the SAS9[3-4]_HFADD_data.xml file again.

5.       Run SASHFADD.



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