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How do I transition MATLAB installations to MATLAB Individual and the Campus-Wide License?

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I am transitioning our MATLAB installations to the Campus-Wide license's MATLAB Individual license. How do I transition my previous MATLAB installations to my Campus-Wide/Institute-Wide license and MATLAB Individual?

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 7 May 2024
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 7 May 2024
To transition MATLAB to the Campus-Wide license, we recommend installing the latest release of MATLAB with the MATLAB Individual license option to benefit from all the current improvements from both MATLAB and named user licensing.
Note: We also recommend uninstalling all older releases. For information on reinstalling MATLAB R2023a and older on your shared machines with the Campus-Wide license, please contact MathWorks Installation Support
If the newest release of MATLAB is already installed with a non-Campus-Wide License, with MATLAB Concurrent, or with MATLAB Designated Computer, there are two options to transition current MATLAB installations to MATLAB Individual on your Campus-Wide license:
  • Reinstall the newest release of MATLAB (Recommended)
  • Update the current license file to the license_info.xml file (R2023b and newer Only)

Reinstall the Newest Release of MATLAB

The most seamless way to transition MATLAB to MATLAB Individual is to reinstall the release with the MATLAB Individual license option. For MATLAB Individual, installation is the only process required on university machines for MATLAB access—no activations or license files required.
For uninstallation and installation instructions, please see the following documentation:
Uninstall MATLAB ​​​​​​
For greater convenience, you may use your system management software, such as SCCM, to mass deploy reinstallations with MATLAB Individual using the non-interactive uninstaller/installer:

Update the current license file to the license_info.xml file

To update MATLAB R2023b and newer to MATLAB Individual without reinstalling MATLAB, you will need to perform the following steps:
  1. Save the license_info.xml file attached to this article.
  2. Remove the old license file(s) from the MATLAB installation folder and replace it with the license_info.xml file:
    For more information on the Campus-Wide license and benefits of MATLAB Individual, please refer to the our Campus-Wide resources page:


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