# Launching *Mathematica* on Windows

## Launching *Mathematica* Locally

To run

*Mathematica* using a network license, both the client machine and the license server must be on the network, and

*MathLM* must be running.

### To launch *Mathematica*:

Alternatively, you can open an Explorer window, go to the Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\6.0 directory, and double-click the

*Mathematica* icon.

### To launch only the *Mathematica *kernel:

Alternatively, you can open an Explorer window, go to the Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\6.0 directory, and double-click the MathKernel icon.

### To launch the *Mathematica *kernel inside a command prompt window:

Open a command prompt window and change directory to the top-level

*Mathematica* installation directory. Type

.\math and press

Enter.

## Launching *Mathematica* from a File Server

You can also run

*Mathematica* directly from a file server, without installing files locally. To do this, install

*Mathematica* on the file server and make the installation directory accessible to the client machines. Running

*Mathematica* from a file server differs from running a local copy in several ways. These differences and appropriate steps for working around them are listed here.

- The
*Mathematica* fonts will not be available for use by other applications. It is therefore required that you manually install the fonts on your system. The fonts are found in SystemFiles\Fonts\Windows in the *Mathematica* layout. To install these fonts so they can be used by all other Windows applications, open the Fonts control panel, choose under the menu, and specify the location of the fonts in the Add Fonts dialog box that appears.

- The MathLink
^{®} libraries will not be available for use by other applications. Therefore, you need to copy the *MathLink* libraries to the appropriate locations on your system. For 32-bit Windows systems, the *MathLink* libraries consist of seven files: ml32i1.dll, ml32i2.dll, ml32i3.dll, mlmap32.mlp, mlshm32.mlp, mltcp32.mlp, and mltcpip32.mlp, which are located in SystemFiles\Links\MathLink\DeveloperKit\Windows\SystemAdditions in the *Mathematica* layout. Copy these files to the Windows\System folder on Windows Me, the WINNT\System32 folder on Windows NT/2000, or the Windows\System32 folder on Windows XP/Vista. For 64-bit Windows platforms, the *MathLink* libraries consist of twelve files: ml32i1.dll, ml32i2.dll, ml32i3.dll, mlmap32.mlp, mlshm32.mlp, mltcp32.mlp, and mltcpip32.mlp, which are located in SystemFiles\Links\MathLink\DeveloperKit\Windows\SystemAdditions, and ml64i2.dll, ml64i3.dll, mlshm64.mlp, mltcp64.mlp, mltcpip64.mlp, which are located in SystemFiles\Links\MathLink\DeveloperKit\Windows-x86-64\SystemAdditions. Copy the first seven files to the Windows\Syswow64 folder and the other five files to the Windows\System32 folder.

- The proper file associations will not be set up for
*Mathematica*. You can set these associations manually by using the Folder Options dialog box under the menu of the Explorer window (under Windows NT/2000/XP). You will need to specify the MIME type as application/mathematica and the file extension as .nb.

- A menu entry for
*Mathematica* will not be created automatically. You can add this manually by editing the menu settings in the dialog box that appears when you choose under the menu.

*Mathematica* Command-Line Options

Following are several useful command-line options for the

*Mathematica* kernel. See

Launching *Mathematica* on Windows: Locally for instructions on running the kernel.

### Command-Line Options

-lmverbose

-mathlink

-noprompt

-password str

-pwfile file

-run

The option

-mathlink can also be used as a command-line option for the

*Mathematica* front end.