Installation Instructions for Hot Fix I22042


Hot fix I22042 addresses the issue(s) in Base SAS 9.3_M2 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 Base SAS 9.3_M2 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.


The I22042 hot fix for Base SAS 9.3_M2 will be installed using the SAS Deployment Manager (SDM). By default, the SDM 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 9.3: Userís Guide.

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


To implement this fix the new template delivered in this hot fix, bitags.tpl, must be made available. The administrator of the SAS installation should update SASHELP.TMPLMST by following these steps.
  1. Make a backup copy of $SASHOME\SASFoundation\9.3\core\sashelp\tmplmst.sas7bitm.

    For example, in the $SASHOME\SASFoundation\9.3\core\sashelp directory, make a copy tmplmst.sas7bitm to tmplmst.sas7bitm.original.

    Note: If you are running 32-bit SAS on an x64 machine, the SASROOT directory will include an \x86 folder, for example $SASHOME\x86\SASFoundation\9.3.

  2. From a Windows Explorer window browse to the $SASHOME\SASFoundation\9.3 directory.

  3. Invoke sas.exe.

    Note: If you are running Windows 7, you may need to "run as administrator".

  4. When SAS launches, submit the following code which will merge the updates provided in bitags.tpl into the SASHELP.TMPLMST itemstore.
    %INCLUDE "core\sasmisc\bitags.tpl";

This completes the installation of hot fix I22042 on Windows.