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Installing COMSOL

Lehigh has a network license for COMSOL, and a Windows installer for the software is available at https://software.lehigh.edu (LUIS).

To install the software, you'll first need to be logged into the machine with administrator privileges. Windows 7 PCs must also have 'Virtual Clone Drive' installed. ( Virtual Clone Drive allows Windows-based computers to open .iso files as if they were CDs inserted into the system's optical drive. Windows 10 opens .iso files natively.)

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Download the .iso file. This file is an archive of the software vendor's DVD, containing the installer program, and all of the software files. It's available on the Lehigh University Install Software pages (http://software.lehigh.edu). You'll need to log in with your Lehigh username and password.

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On the page for the COMSOL installer, in the pane for the download, take note of the name and port number for the license server:

lm-comsol.cc.lehigh.edu (port 27000) (for academic research only)
or
lm-comsolclasskit.cc.lehigh.edu (port 27000) (for classroom use only - limited locations)

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Mount the .iso file, open it, and run 'setup.exe'.

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Once the COMSOL installer has started, you'll select a language, click 'New COMSOL Installation', click the radio button to accept the license agreement, and make sure to enter the information about the license server, by selecting 'portnumber@hostname' from the 'Licensing Format' pull-down menu in the 'Licensing Information' section.

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comsol license page
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Continue by clicking 'Next' to accept the default configuration selections. The installer may need to download updates, which require additional 'Installations'. Simply continue until the installer shows that you've completed it successfully.

A COMSOL program icon will be available on your desktop.

For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu