Installing Mathematica 6 on Windows

Installing Mathematica for Network Licenses


Mathematica is available for Windows, Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X. For a complete list of platform availability, click here. Any supported machine can act as a client for running Mathematica, provided the following two conditions are met:
  • The client has access to the Mathematica files, either locally or from a file server on the network.
  • The license server running MathLM is available on the TCP/IP network.
Make sure you are able to resolve is

Response you must get is


If you are not getting this response please check your DNS settings. Use following url for setting DNS.

Make sure that you are able to reach  using following test.

Command  is

#telnet 16286

Response you must get is

#Connected to
#Escape character is ‘^]’.

If you are not getting this response please contact your department network administrator.

To install Mathematica:

1.Insert the Mathematica CD. The Mathematica CD window appears on your screen. Click the button labeled Install Mathematica to a hard disk.

2.The Mathematica Setup window appears. By default, Mathematica is installed in the directory C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\6.0. To choose another destination directory, click Browse. Click Install when you are ready to begin copying files.
3.Once all the files are copied to your disk, a dialog box appears asking you to either enter your license information now or wait until later. Select Enter license information now, and then click Finish.
4. Mathematica starts up and the following password dialog box appears. Select Network License. Then enter the name or IP address of the license server running MathLM in the text field provided.
5.Click OK. You are now ready to start using Mathematica.