Installation Instructions for Hot Fix E7H002

Linux for x64

Hot fix E7H002 addresses the issue(s) in SAS Credit Scoring 6.3 as documented in the Issue(s) Addressed section of the hot fix download page:

E7H002 is a "container" hot fix that contains the following "member" hot fixes which will update the software components as needed.

E7G002  updates  SAS Analytical Data Set Builder Mid-Tier 6.3
E7F002  updates  SAS Credit Scoring Mid-Tier 6.3

See What is a container hot fix? in the Hot Fix FAQ for more information about container hot fixes.

Before applying this hot fix, follow the instructions in SAS Note 35968 to generate a SAS Deployment Registry report, then verify that the appropriate product releases are installed on your system. The release number information in the Registry report should match the 'member' release number information provided above for the software components installed on each machine in your deployment.

The hot fix downloaded,, includes the updates required for all components listed above on all applicable operating systems. To apply this hot fix on multiple machines, you can either save on each machine or save it in a network location that is accessible to all machines.

Do NOT extract the contents of The hot fix installation process will extract the contents as needed.


  1. Before applying the hot fix, make sure that you run the SAS Deployment Wizard. During deployment, the SAS Deployment Wizard page might display issues that are reported for this hot fix. You can ignore these errors and proceed. After you complete the deployment, apply the hot fix by performing the steps that are described in the subsequent sections.

  2. The files that are delivered in this hot fix are backed up during installation. However, it is a good practice to back up your system before applying updates to the 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 installed the initial software.

  6. CONFIGURATION: No automatic configuration scripting is included for this hot fix. If you have previously configured software installed, the SAS Deployment Manager might display a screen where you will see the "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 might result into unintended consequences when applying this hot fix.


Hot Fix E7H002 must be installed on each machine where the updated components of the product, listed above, are installed. During the installation process you may see references to all operating systems for which updates are provided in the hot fix. The installation process will determine the operating system and which component(s) of SAS Credit Scoring 6.3 require updating on the machine. See SAS Note 63796 for more details.

The hot fix will be applied 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 hot fix installation process generates the log file

for example, IT_2011-10-31-13.18.21.log. Each attempt to apply a hot fix results in the creation of a new log file giving detailed information regarding the installation process.

Postexec log files are created after the installation is completed and identifies the files that were added, backed up, changed and removed. These log files include the ‘member’ hot fix id in the name of the file and are also written to the <!SASHOME>/InstallMisc/InstallLogs directory. There is one postexec log for each ‘member’ hot fix applied (member hot fixes are listed at the top of these instructions).

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


SAS Security Updates

SAS Security Updates are applied during the initial installation of your software. In order to maintain the latest level of security offered by SAS, security updates should be applied and/or re-applied after any changes to your software, including installation of hot fixes. The current SAS Security Updates for all releases of SAS are available at Please re-apply security updates in accordance with the SAS Security Updates and Hot Fixes document available on the SAS Security Updates web page.

Hot Fix Post Installation steps to Rebuild and Redeploy Web Applications

This hot fix requires post-installation steps that will update the web application deployed to your application server. For more information about how to rebuild and redeploy Web Applications, see the SAS® 9.4 Intelligence Platform, Middle-Tier Administration Guide, Chapter 8 Administering SAS Web Applications on Rebuilding the SAS Web Applications and Redeploying the SAS Web Applications.

  1. Rebuild Web Applications

    NOTE: In order for this step to execute correctly, the Metadata Server must be running.

    Select the following as the web applications to rebuild:

    Analytical Data Set Bld Mid 6.3
    Credit Scoring Mid 6.3

  2. Re-start all SAS sessions, daemons, spawners and servers.

    For more information on the proper order for starting servers, go to SAS® 9.4 Intelligence Platform: System Administration Guide, Fourth Edition and review the section entitled "Starting, Stopping and Checking the Status of Servers".

  3. Redeploy Web Applications

    Redeploy the updated wars to the web application server. Select the following as the web applications to redeploy:

    Analytical Data Set Bld Mid 6.3
    Credit Scoring Mid 6.3

  4. Enable Support for SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning Models

    Refer to Post-Installation Tasks -> Enable Support for SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning Models in SAS Credit Scoring 6.3: Administrator's Guide.

  5. Enable Synchronizer Token Checking in Credit Scoring

    Refer to Post-Installation Tasks -> Enable Synchronizer Token Checking in SAS Credit Scoring 6.3: Administrator's Guide.

  6. Enable Synchronizer Token Checking in Analytical Data Set Builder

    Refer to Post-Installation Tasks -> Enable Synchronizer Token Checking in SAS Analytical Data Set Builder 6.3: Administrator's Guide.

This completes the installation of hot fix E7H002 on Linux for x64.

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