I am attempting to create a package in SCCM to install SAS 9.3.  Per the instructions from SAS, I have created a response file called 'sdwresponse.properties'.  After ensuring the response file is in the same directory as the setup.exe, the command i'm running is:

setup.exe -responsefile sdwresponse.properties

After I enter that, this message pops up:  

I've searched online, and the only thing I've found is some SAS documentation that states to 'be careful' when deploying this application to remote machines.  

Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Hi I have also created the response file for SAS 9.3, in that it takes the license path and it is coming as harcoded path i.e C:\Users\<Username>\SAS 9.3\License\<License-file.txt>..I want to replace the value so that from wherever the setup is executed it wil automatically take from license folder..kindly help!!!!
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have you tried passing the full path to the response file?

Answered 05/10/2012 by: pjgeutjens
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try the "%~dp0" variable, if the setup.exe and answerfile are in the same folder
eg. setup.exe -quiet -nomsupdate -responsefile "%~dp0sdwresponse.properties"
Answered 06/16/2016 by: adrianev
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Try placing quotes. Ejm. (-responsefile "x:\sdwresponse.properties")
Another point  to check, is that the response file generated in SAS 32bit does not work in SAS 64bit
Answered 10/23/2012 by: rcorrea
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Yes, you need the full path to the response-file. UNC or HTTP

Answered 05/10/2012 by: polarman
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