MATLAB R2017a Installation

Windows

If you have an existing MATLAB installation prior to R2017b, we recommend you uninstall your current version and reboot your computer prior to running the R2017b installation.

To begin the non-interactive installation, IE users may click on the following link. For any other browser you will need to copy & paste it into the Run box (Windows Key + R):
\\fsvs01\Applications\Public\netapps\MATLAB\r2017b\windows\win64\silentSetup.lnk

Babson & Wellesley student may have to specify the domain and authenticate with their Olin network credentials, following the link below:
\\fsvs01.olin.edu\Applications\Public\netapps\MATLAB\r2017b\windows\win64\silentSetup.lnk When prompted for username, please enter “olin.edu\<your username>” followed by your Olin network password.

Click Open in the Windows UAC warning window to continue with the installation. There may appear to be a small delay between allowing the install to begin from the UAC window to when the actual MATLAB installer appears on screen where it appears that there is nothing occuring. This is normal behavior while the installer loads, users do not need to launch the installer more than once after allowing the UAC prompt to process. The delay may be longer while installing over a wireless network connection than on a wired network connection.

At this point you will be able to watch the progress of the installation. There is no interaction necessary on your part for the installation – all entries are preconfigured for the installation. Each screen will display for a moment before continuing onto the next.

OS X

Linux

  • Open up the Unity browser, select Connect to Server from the left hand window pane
  • When prompted for login credentials, use your Olin network credentials:
    • your Olin network username
    • domain: olin.edu
    • your Olin network password
  • Browse through the available network shares to the installer - fsvs01 > Applications > Public > netapps > matlab > r2017b > linux
  • Open the Matlab_R2016b_9.1.0.441655-1.deb package
  • This will open up a Ubuntu Software window, click the Install button toward the top

Known Issues & Solutions

Using MATLAB over VPN fails

Occasionally while using MATLAB over VPN with slow connections there can be an error where the MATLAB client times out before it receives a response from the license server. The following steps should solve the issue:

  • Right-click My Computer. Click Properties (for Windows 7, click the “Advanced system settings” link.)
  • In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
  • On the Advanced tab, click Environment Variables.
  • In the Environment Variables dialog box, under System Variables, click New.
  • In the New User Variable dialog box, enter FLEXLM_TIMEOUT for the name and 2147483647 for the value.
  • Click OK to close each dialog box.

Login to VPN, launch MATLAB