Windows Server short names and SASWORK monitoring
In order to utilise the SASWORK monitoring feature of SAS Enterprise Session Monitor, please ensure that SASWORK is configured to point to a disk volume with short names disabled
To verify the location of SASWORK and determine short name status, run the following SAS code from an interactive or batch session:
C:\Users\ADMINI~1\AppData\Local\Temp\2\SAS Temporary Files\_TD2692_WIN2008R2N1_
If the output contains the tilde
~ character similar to the output above, then SASWORK is configured to point to a disk volume with short names enabled.
To verify short name status at a system level, A system administrator can query short name status by doing the following:
At a command prompt with elevated/Administrator privileges, issue the following command to query the short name setting:
C:\WINDOWS\system32>fsutil.exe 8dot3name query The registry state is: 2 (Per volume setting - the default).
C:\WINDOWS\system32>fsutil.exe 8dot3name query C: The volume state is: 0 (8dot3 name creation is enabled). The registry state is: 2 (Per volume setting - the default).
For compatibility reasons, SAS Enterprise Session Monitor requires SASWORK to be mounted on a disk volume with short names disabled. As SAS requires and recommends short names to be enabled for application of future maintenance releases and patches, SASWORK must be moved to a disk volume different to that of the SAS binaries, with short names disabled. See the following Microsoft Tech Net article for further details on the performance implications of having short names enabled: Disabling Short Names.
Created: April 24, 2023