Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 03:25:51 -0700
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From: SAS Plumber <sasplumber@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Moving from SAS/CONNECT to ? : SAS Terminal Servers?
Hardware specs? Advice?
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Taylor, to fix your problems with running SAS at/from many sites, you
might like to have a look at complementSoft ASAP. ASAP runs on your PC
and has a built-in sas-syntax-aware editor. also it has built-in ftp
and telnet which allows you to automatically submit code to a remote
server and have the log, etc automatically brought back to you at your
PC. and it automatically produces data flow diagrams of your sas
code!!! way cool
Take a look at www.complementsoft.com. they give a 14-day trial for
i've seen several posts on sas-l from guys who have found it works
firstname.lastname@example.org (Nova's Taylor) wrote in message news:<email@example.com>...
> Hi folks,
> The company I work for has recently outgrown the SAS/CONNECT,
> remote-submit model and we are now looking at alternative
> architectures. We have several offices worldwide and programming
> teams may work cooperatively on projects that are remote from their
> home office. Wide area network bandwidth makes SAS/CONNECT
> We have reached a critical decision point: How do we proceed? Perhaps
> we should move to a system where SAS is available on a Terminal Server
> Farm of 2-3 servers per site, where users login, start up the SAS/DMS
> on the remote machine, and work there? What if we switch to batch mode
> - will users rebel at the lack of an enhanced editor, or love the
> simplicity of a commmand line?
> Other background info: We are a Microsoft shop, so Windows 2003 Server
> would be the OS. I have no choice in that matter. We are not
> interested in SAS/IntrNet or a Portal solution.
> I am looking for anyone who would like to share their experiences from
> both a user and admin perspective. I will be working with SAS to
> determine potential hardware specifications, but would like to hear
> from individuals "in the field" in terms of server specs,
> configuration, and approaches. Are you running interactive SAS? Batch
> SAS? SAS DMS on terminal servers? How have you solved the "resource
> pooling" issue where your program team is spread out, but your data is
> centralized? Maybe there is an approach that I am overlooking?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please email me offline at
> NovasTaylor@hotmail.com and I will gladly summarize my findings for
> SAS-L at a later time.
> SAS Admin