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5.2.1 On Windows

Starting MathLM Manually

Once installed, MathLM starts running automatically by default each time the machine is rebooted. To start or stop MathLM manually, follow these instructions.

The steps required to start MathLM manually are similar under Windows 98/Me and Windows NT/2000/XP. The main difference is that in Windows NT/2000/XP, you need to use the Services control panel to start and stop the license manager.

In the following instructions, it is assumed that MathLM is installed in its default location, that is, C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\MathLM.

To start MathLM under Windows 98/Me:

2. Open an MS-DOS window. (Under the Start menu, click Programs RightTriangle MS-DOS Prompt.)

3. Use the cd command to change directories to C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\MathLM. Remember to use double quotes around directory names that include spaces.

4. Type .\mathlm and press EnterKey. The mathlm process prints nothing by default and runs in the foreground. You cannot start MathLM manually and run it in the background.

To start MathLM under Windows NT/2000/XP:

1. Click Settings RightTriangleControl Panel under the Windows Start menu to open the Control Panel folder.

2. Double-click the Services icon located in the Control Panel\Administrative Tools folder on Windows 2000/XP and in the Control Panel folder on Windows NT. To change settings for services you will need administrative privileges.

3. Select Mathematica 5.0 License Manager from the list of services.

4. On Windows 2000/XP, double-click the service name to open the Properties dialog box; then click Start. On Windows NT, click the Start button on the Services control panel.

To stop MathLM under Windows 98/Me:

1. While in the desktop, press ControlKeyKeyBarAltKeyKeyBarDeleteKey. The Close Program dialog box appears.

2. Select mathlm from the list of tasks.

3. Click End Task.

To stop MathLM under Windows NT/2000/XP:

1. Double-click the Services icon located in the Control Panel\Administrative Tools folder on Windows 2000/XP and in the Control Panel folder on Windows NT. To change settings for services, you will need administrative privileges.

2. Select Mathematica 5.0 License Manager from the list of services.

3. On Windows NT/XP, select the service and click the Stop button on the Services control panel. On Windows 2000, double-click the service name to open the Properties dialog box; then click Stop.

Starting MathLM Automatically

Under normal conditions, the installer will install MathLM as a service on the machine. This means MathLM will start automatically each time the machine is rebooted. You can manually change the settings that control whether MathLM starts when the machine is rebooted.

In the following instructions, it is assumed that MathLM is installed in its default location, that is, C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\MathLM.

To start MathLM each time a Windows 98/Me machine is rebooted:

1. Open an MS-DOS window. (Under the Start menu, click Programs RightTriangle MS-DOS Prompt.)

2. Use the cd command to change directories to C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\MathLM. Remember to use double quotes around directory names that include spaces.

3. Run .\mathlm -install.

4. Reboot the machine. The mathlm program will be launched automatically, and a console window will flash briefly. This is normal.

To prevent MathLM from starting each time a Windows 98/Me machine is rebooted:

1. Open an MS-DOS window.

2. Use the cd command to change directories to C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\MathLM. Remember to use double quotes around directory names that include spaces.

3. Run .\mathlm -uninstall.

To start MathLM each time a Windows NT/2000/XP machine is rebooted:

1. Open an MS-DOS window.

2. Use the cd command to change directories to C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\MathLM. Remember to use double quotes around directory names that include spaces.

3. Run .\mathlm -install.

If MathLM is already installed as a service but was previously disabled, you can enable it again using the following steps.

1. Double-click the Services icon located in the Control Panel\Administrative Tools folder on Windows 2000/XP and in the Control Panel folder on Windows NT. To change settings for services, you will need administrative privileges.

2. Select Mathematica 5.0 License Manager from the list of services and double-click.

3. In the dialog box that appears, set Startup type to Automatic.

4. Click OK to close the dialog box.

On Windows NT/2000/XP, you can start or stop MathLM without rebooting the machine. The MathLM service will give no indication that it has started, but the operating system will report if it fails to start. On Windows 98/Me, however, you must reboot the machine for any changes in configuration to take effect.

To prevent MathLM from starting each time a Windows NT/2000/XP machine is rebooted:

1. Double-click the Services icon located in the Control Panel\Administrative Tools folder on Windows 2000/XP and in the Control Panel folder on Windows NT. To change settings for services, you will need administrative privileges.

2. Select Mathematica 5.0 License Manager from the list of services and double-click.

3. In the dialog box that appears, set Startup type to Disabled.

4. Click OK to close the dialog box.

Alternatively, in a DOS window run the command .\mathlm -uninstall.