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Have End Users Install Products

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 installation to download and run the installer themselves, or you can download the installer and put it somewhere accessible to the person doing the installation.

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

  • MathWorks license file — Give users a copy of the MathWorks 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. See License Processing During MATLAB Installation.


    Do not give users a copy of the original license file you received in 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. See Download Products Without Installing.

    If your end users have MathWorks Accounts, you can give them 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 Install Products on Client Machines to provide the person performing the installation with the correct instructions, as they differ slightly depending on whether the target computer has an Internet connection.

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