Installing COMSOL on College of Engineering systems running Microsoft Windows

1) Download and install the COMSOL version 3.5a Full Release:

[Download] (version 3.5a, .iso, 4.24GB)

[Download] (version 5.2a, .exe, 237MB)

[Download] (license file, .dat)

2) Unzip the downloaded archive and launch the setup.exe installer in the extracted folder

3) Select New Installation in the figure below.

4) Specify the license configuration shown below. Enter 1718 for the port number and WIN-R3LE0A2JBTI for the host name. Accept the terms of the license agreement and enter San Diego State University as the company name. Click the Check button to verify network license connectivity.

5) Open your Local Area Connection Properties dialog as shown in the figure below. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click the Properties button. Then click the Advanced... button in the lower right corner of the TCP/IPv4 dialog. Then select the DNS tab in the Advanced TCP/IP Settings dialog. Select the radio button that reads Append these DNS suffixes (in order) and add sdsu.edu to the suffix list as shown.

6) If you are able to check out a license you will see the following diagnostic window. Note that we are only licensed for the MEMS Module at this time.

7) Click Next to continue and check the Windows 64-bit support option in the next dialog window if you want to install support for AMD64 or EMT64T architectures.

8) Choose a different destination location if you want to install COMSOL in a partition other than C. Note the full product requires 1.3 GB of disk space.

9) Accept the default configuration in the Options dialog and click the Next button to continue.

10) Click the Install button to begin installation.

11) After installation the following dialog will appear.

12) Click the Finish button and launch COMSOL from the Start menu to verify everything is working. The Model Navigator dialog should appear:

The license server is pacific.sdsu.edu (IP address 130.191.165.19).

Contact paolini@engineering.sdsu.edu if you experience any difficulty with installation.