MATLAB: Do I receive a License Manager Error -103 when running MATLAB 6.5 (R13) on Windows Vista or Windows 7


When I attempt to run MATLAB 6.5 (R13) on Vista, I receive the error:
license manager error -103

Best Answer

  • Releases prior to MATLAB R2007a are not supported on Windows Vista. If you are using the Student version of MATLAB, you will need to purchase a newer MATLAB version to operate MATLAB on Vista. If you are using a Professional version of MATLAB R13 on Vista, you can resolve this by updating to a newer version of MATLAB. For more assistance on this issue, contact the Installation and Licensing Team here:
    For more information about the system requirements for MATLAB, see the R13 system requirements here: