Installation Instructions for Hot Fix A7F003
Windows for x64
Hot fix A7F003 addresses the issue(s) in SAS Web Server 9.43 on Windows for x64 as documented
in the Issue(s) Addressed section of the hot fix download page:
The hot fix downloaded, A7F003pt.zip, contains the updated files required to address
the documented issues.
Do NOT extract the contents of A7F003pt.zip. The hot fix installation process will extract
the contents as needed.
Special Note regarding Windows 2008, 2008R, 2012 and 2012R
If you are running on one of the above mentioned operating systems, you will need to download and install updated VC++ libraries from Microsoft.
Please visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145
to obtain these libraries.
Failure to do so will result in SAS Web Server being unable to restart after applying this hot fix.
You must have SAS Web Server 9.43 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.
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
You must have Administrator Privileges on your CLIENT or SERVER machine.
All currently active SAS sessions, daemons, spawners and servers must be terminated
before applying this hot fix.
- This hot fix should be installed using the same userid who performed the initial
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 A7F003 hot fix for SAS Web Server 9.43 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
After downloading A7F003pt.zip, 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.
IMPORTANT NOTE Regarding TLS:
If your SAS Web Server is configured for TLS, you will need to install the latest Java 7 Update.
Please visit the Updates for Java 7 download page for the latest available
IMPORTANT NOTES Regarding hot fix updates:
This hot fix will create a backup configuration directory under <SASConfig>/LevX/Web/WebServerBackup. If you manually changed any
configuration settings for SAS Web Server, you must manually merge these settings back into the new web server configuration.
This hot fix updates the Apache httpd server from version 2.2 to version 2.4. Any manually configured changes for SAS Web Server related to
Apache 2.2 will need to be updated to reflect Apache 2.4.
For SiteMinder configuration using the updated Apache version, please review information in SASŪ 9.4
Intelligence Platform: Middle-Tier Administration Guide, Fourth Edition
For the updated Apache version delivered in this hot fix, step 2 under "Configuring SAS Web Server for the Web Agent" should read as follows:
Edit the SAS-configuration-directory\Levn\Web\WebServer\conf\httpd.conf file. Add lines that are similar to the following at the beginning of the LoadModule directives:
LoadModule sm_module "C:/Program Files (x86)/CA/webagent/bin/mod_sm24.dll"
For UNIX deployments, the name of the library is libmod_sm24.so instead of mod_sm24.dll.
If you have configured TLS manually for SAS Web Server post-deployment, to use SAS Environment Manager to monitor SAS Web Server, complete the following steps:
Edit the <SASConfig>/LevX/Web/WebServer/conf/httpd.conf file and make the following changes:
Replace the line
with the following line:
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you use a non-default port, please enter that port number instead of the one listed above
Edit the <SASConfig>/LevX/Web/WebServer/conf/extra/httpd-ssl.conf file and make the following changes:
Locate the following lines for the certificate file and key file and enter the correct filenames:
If you manually configured TLS for SAS Web Application Server, complete the following step
Edit the <SASConfig>/LevX/Web/WebServer/conf/sas.conf file and add the following two lines:
If you configured TLS for SAS Web Server and SAS Environment Manager is not configured for TLS
and is also on the same machine as the Web Server, then complete this step if applicable:
Edit the <SASConfig>/LevX/Web/WebServer/conf/sas.conf file and comment out the following directive:
Replace the line
Header set Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=31536000"
with the following line:
#Header set Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=31536000"
- If your SAS Web Application Server is configured with FIPS
enabled, then you will need to follow the information contained in
SAS Note 61795
This completes the installation of hot fix A7F003 on Windows for x64.
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