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Install Products on Client Machines

To install MATLAB® on end-user (client) computers, you must be an administrator for the license or licenses that you want to use when you install MathWorks® products. The person performing the installation must have a MathWorks Account and the license (or licenses) must be linked to that account.

To determine whether you are an administrator for one or more network licenses:

  1. Sign in to your MathWorks Account.

  2. Select a license in the displayed list.

  3. Click "Contact Administrator(s)".

  4. If you see your name there, you are one of the administrators on that license. If you do not see your name and would like to be added, contact one of the names on the list.

Prerequisite for Network Licenses: Install Network License Manager

Your organization may have a mix of individual, designated computer, and network licenses. If you are installing MATLAB on client machines using a network license, you must install the network license manager first. Doing so makes it easier to verify your MATLAB installations, because you can confirm the client computers are accessing the license server correctly at the time of installation.

To install the network license manager on a license server, see Install License Manager on License Server.

Choose Installation Procedure

Use the following table to choose an appropriate MATLAB installation procedure.

Type of InstallationPerson Who InstallsProcedures

Install and activate interactively with an Internet connection.

Administrator or end user

Follow the instructions in Install Products Using Internet Connection.

If you want the end user to install the software:

Note

To install the software but leave the activation for the end user, follow the workflow for Install Products Using File Installation Key and do not provide a license.

Administrator downloads installer. End user installs and activates interactively with an Internet connection.

Administrator and end user

  1. Follow the instructions in Download Products Without Installing.

  2. If the computer you used to download is not the target computer, copy the download files to the client computer or put them in a network-accessible location.

  3. If the end user is performing their own installation, provide the license file and File Installation Key as described in Have End Users Install Products.

  4. Follow the instructions in Install Products Using Internet Connection.

Install and activate interactively on an offline computerAdministrator or end user
  1. Follow the instructions in Download Products Without Installing.

  2. If the computer you used to download is not the target computer, copy the download files to the client computer or put them in a network-accessible location.

  3. Follow the instructions in Install Products Using File Installation Key.

Note

To install the software but leave the activation for the end user, follow the workflow for Install Products Using File Installation Key and do not provide a license.

Administrator downloads installer. End user installs and activates interactively on an offline computer.Administrator and end user
  1. Follow the instructions in Download Products Without Installing.

  2. If the computer you used to download is not the target computer, copy the download files to the client computer or put them in a network-accessible location.

  3. Give the end user the license file and File Installation Key as described in Have End Users Install Products.

  4. Have the end user follow the instructions in Install Products Using File Installation Key.

Install in silent mode.

Instead of performing the installation interactively and providing the information requested by each dialog box, you can run the installer noninteractively. In this mode, you enter all required information into a properties file.

Administrator or knowledgeable end userInstall Noninteractively
Activate onlyAdministrator or end userActivate MATLAB Installation Manually

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