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4.3.2 Running off a File Server
Running Mathematica off a file server is useful, for example, if you wish to conserve hard disk space. In this case, the client machine does not need any Mathematica files installed locally.
To run a copy of Mathematica installed on a remote file server:
1. Mount the volume of the file server in which Mathematica 5.0 is installed. (For details on how to do this, see Section 4.2.2).
2. Double-click the icon representing the volume. Then navigate to the location where Mathematica 5.0 is installed.
3. Double-click the Mathematica 5.0 icon in the directory where Mathematica is installed.