Provide Products and Licensing Information to Clients

You may want your end users to install MathWorks® software themselves, or you may want to assign other staff to do it for you. You can choose to have the person performing the install to download and run the installer themselves, or you can download the installer and put it somewhere accessible to the person doing the install.

For this workflow, provide the person doing the installation with the following installation artifacts:

  • A License File — Give users a copy of the License File that was processed during installation of the network license manager on your server. This License File must contain the correct SERVER line for the license server you are using. For information about this License File, see License File Processing on Server (Installation, Licensing, and Activation).


    Do not give users performing client installations a copy of the original License File you created from the licensing email. They cannot use the licensing information in this form — it does not include the correct SERVER line. Also, do not forward to users the licensing email you received from MathWorks.

  • Access to product files — You can download the product files and make them available on a server that is accessible to all clients or on removable media. For these scenarios, users need a File Installation Key to install products.

    If users performing client installations have MathWorks Accounts, you can give users the Activation Key for the license and let them log in to their accounts to install their MathWorks products.

  • Installation instructions — Refer to the table in Plan Your Network Installation (Installation, Licensing, and Activation) to provide the person performing the installation with the correct instructions, as they differ slightly depending on whether the target machine has an internet connection.

    If you have many client installations to perform, you can create an installer initialization file and run the installer noninteractively — see Install Noninteractively (Silent Installation) (Installation, Licensing, and Activation).

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