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How do I enable license borrowing for a network license?

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How do I enable license borrowing for my network license?
Is license borrowing enabled by default with the network license manager?

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 27 Nov 2019
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 27 Nov 2019
To improve license mobility, license borrowing can be enabled for network licenses.
License borrowing allows users to run MATLAB and other MathWorks products on computers that do not have a continuous connection to the license server.
To enable license borrowing, a License Administrator must contact MathWorks Installation and Licensing Support:
Once it is enabled you will need to update the license file on your license server, the instructions for this are in the link below:
After you have implemented the borrow-enabled license file on the server, MATLAB users can enable the borrowing interface in MATLAB. For instructions on how to do this, please see the following support article:
How do I use the License Borrowing UI to borrow licenses from within MATLAB (as of R2009b or later)?
Limitations of License Borrowing:
- Borrowing is only available for Commercial and Non-Degree Granting Education licenses.
- Borrowing is available for Network Concurrent and Network Named User licenses.
- Borrowing is not available for Polyspace R2019a and later.
- To enable borrowing for a Network Named User license, an Installation and Licensing Support Technician must first verify that borrowing is supported in your environment.
- Licenses can be borrowed for a maximum of 30 days.
- Borrowing is only available for MATLAB R14 or later.
- Borrowing is only available for license servers running FLEXnet v9.2 or later.
- Network Named User licenses require FLEXnet v11.6.1 or later.
- MathWorks products must be installed on client systems. This configuration is called local client access in the MathWorks install documentation.
Use with R2009b or Later
Beginning in R2009b, a user interface for license borrowing was implemented within MATLAB.
Interoperability with Previous Releases
When using a License File that supports license borrowing, you can only use license borrowing with Release 14 products or later. You can run Release 13 products but you cannot check out a borrowed license for these products. You cannot check out or run Release 12 (and earlier) products.
For more information download the PDF at the bottom of the page.
For a full copy of the license borrowing documentation see the link below:


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