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COMSOL® Installation Companion

This article is a streamlined repository of installation information for COMSOL Multiphysics®, the COMSOL License Manager, COMSOL Server™, and COMSOL Client. To install COMSOL Multiphysics® and our other products, you must have a trial passcode or a license file. If you do not have one, first contact your COMSOL Sales Representative. If you are interested in learning about license types, see our COMSOL License Options page.

A screenshot of a Windows<sup>®</sup> desktop with the COMSOL installer launched. The Installer shown over the desktop on Windows®.

Installing COMSOL Multiphysics®

The following standardized resource can be used for installing COMSOL Multiphysics® on Windows® or MacOS with any license type. License types include Named Single-User Licenses, CPU-Locked Licenses, Floating Network Licenses, and Class Kit Licenses.

Walk through How to Install COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Installing the COMSOL License Manager

As noted in "How to Install COMSOL Multiphysics®", the COMSOL License Manager must be installed and running in your network for Floating Network Licenses (FNL), Class Kit Licenses (CKL), and installations on Linux®.

Learn about installing the License Manager here: How to Install the COMSOL License Manager.

Installing COMSOL Server™ and COMSOL Client

If you are looking to administrate COMSOL Server™, the platform for deploying and running applications built by an organization's in-house simulation experts, download the COMSOL Server Manual and watch How to Install COMSOL Server™.

If you do not want to or cannot run COMSOL applications on a browser, you may run them on COMSOL Client. Keep in mind that COMSOL Client is only available for Windows®. To learn about installing COMSOL Client, watch How to Install COMSOL Client onto Your Computer.

Additional Installation Resources

The abovementioned resources include the fundamental information for installation; for more information, we suggest the following videos:

If you have issues during installation, please refer to the COMSOL Troubleshooting Guide. If you have an error while downloading you may reference the ssociated Knowledge Base entry Error: Error downloading file. Connection refused: connect.

For complete installation and operating instructions, see the COMSOL Multiphysics Installation Guide.

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