SAS Deployment Manager 9.3

I noticed the user interface for the SAS® Deployment Manager 9.3 has changed slightly.

Here is a screenshot from my “old” SAS 9.2 M3 installation:

… and here’s the screenshot from my new SAS 9.3 installation:

I’m guessing that the new hierarchical folder structure is going to allow for more tools to added.

Interestingly there’s a new Apply Hot Fixes item at the bottom of the list of tools. This new tool is also mentioned in the SAS 9.3 hotfixes area under Important Changes to Hot Fixes. Initially I wondered if this was going to replace the SAS92HFADD tool, but then I saw there’s a SAS 9.3 Hot Fix Analysis, Download and Deployment Tool (SAS93HFADD) that’s currently marked as Under Development. I really liked SAS92HFADD (I did a couple of posts about my experiences with it here and here), so I’ll be interested to see SAS93HFADD when it’s available.

The documentation for the updated SAS Deployment Manager is in the SAS Deployment Wizard and SAS Deployment Manager 9.3: User’s Guide which is available from a link at the bottom of the SAS 9.3 Install Center Documentation page. This is one of those documents that I don’t refer to often enough to always remember where to find it. I hope it makes it onto the very useful, all-in-one page SAS 9.3 Documentation by Title.