Reboot issue in SAS 9.3

Hi Guys,

I am packaging the SAS 9.3 BASE. I created a response file and i am trying to install the application silently using with following parameters.


setup.exe -wait -quiet -noreboot -nomsupdate -loglevel 2 -provision -responsefile <responsefile path>

setup.exe -quiet -NOREBOOT -responsefile <responsefile path>

it reboot's the machine in the middle of the installation.

(even we get reboot prompt when we install the application in UI mode.we can cancel the reboot and proceed with installation.)

Please suggest me on this issue.

Thanks in advance,

Sivaiah B



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Answers (2)

Posted by: dunnpy 8 years ago
Red Belt

The deployment tips section on this site for SAS details about suppressing that reboot - http://www.itninja.com/software/sas-institute/sas/9-412

The below script may help, but it isn't a nice way of doing it at all - I would avoid if at all possible and go with the vendor supported method of suppressing it.

Hope that helps,


aboveMerriam-Webster: above definition: in the sky.

  • well, i take a look
    juste having all need Microsoft systeme component all ready installed before silent install.
    particulary this repackage SAS of the MFC7.1 ATL for this product wizard
    which put thoses files :

    in %windir%\system32 - stephaneb 8 years ago
Posted by: robtk 8 years ago
Senior Purple Belt

Try this vbscript:

' Remove values to avoid setup.exe rebooting installation before it is finished
Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
oShell.RegDelete "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations"
oShell.RegDelete "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ControlSet001\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations"
oShell.RegDelete "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ControlSet002\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations"

  • Any other suggessions except the above. - sivaiah_b 8 years ago
  • Also less number of file are installing on french build. Source is installing 20408 files and silent install package is installing 19157 files.Any specific reason except feature is missing. - sivaiah_b 8 years ago
  • Few shortcuts should be install in french but those are installing in ENGLISH only. Please suggest on this issue. - sivaiah_b 8 years ago
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