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Mathematica Overview
System Administration for Single-User Licenses
For environments with single-user licenses, Mathematica system administration consists of installing and customizing Mathematica. Here are basic instructions as well as advanced information for administrators of large sites.
Installing Mathematica for Network Licenses
Installing Mathematica for Single-User Licenses
Installing Mathematica from a File Server
Installing Mathematica from a Script
Launching Mathematica Locally
Launching Mathematica from a File Server
Mathematica Command-Line Options

Testing the Installation on Windows

Configuration Files on Windows

Systemwide Defaults on Windows

Troubleshooting on Windows

Installing Mathematica for Network Licenses
Installing Mathematica for Single-User Licenses
Installing Mathematica from a File Server
Installing Mathematica from a Script
Launching Mathematica Locally
Launching Mathematica from a File Server
Mathematica Command-Line Options

Testing the Installation on Unix and Linux

Configuration Files on Unix and Linux

Systemwide Defaults on Unix and Linux

Fonts on Unix and Linux

Troubleshooting on Unix and Linux

Installing Mathematica for Network Licenses
Installing Mathematica for Single-User Licenses
Installing Mathematica from a File Server
Launching Mathematica Locally
Launching Mathematica from a File Server
Mathematica Command-Line Options

Testing the Installation on Mac OS X

Configuration Files on Mac OS X

Systemwide Defaults on Mac OS X

Troubleshooting on Mac OS X