Here is the error I am receiving.
ERROR: The current date of Thursday, October 15, 2009 is past the final
expiration date for your SAS system, which is Monday, September 28,
2009. Please contact your SAS Software Representative to obtain your
updated SETINIT information.
ERROR: Initialization of SETINIT information from SASHELP failed.
FATAL: Unable to initialize the options subsystem.
ERROR: (SASXKINI): PHASE 3 KERNEL INITIALIZATION FAILED.
UNABLE TO INITIALIZE THE SAS KERNEL
It sounds as if it thinks my SAS SETINIT has expired but it was
recently updated and should good for the next year. Any idea what
could be the cause of this?
This happens on Vista systems (we've had no reports of its happening with Windows 7). To fix the problem, renew the SAS license (which you may know as "applying the SETINIT") again. First go to the Start menu, find the SAS license renewal program, right click on it and select Run as Administrator. Then proceed as usual. If you don't use Run as Administrator to run the SAS license renewer, the SAS license update is not effective for running SAS in batch mode, which the Eventus installation, hotfix, license renewal, factor builder and other routines use.