MATLAB: Is the installer asking for a license file when performing a standalone installation


I am doing an offline installation for MATLAB for a standalone license. However, during the installation I am being prompted to provide a license file. When I do provide my license file, I receive the following prompt:
A host ID could not be found in your license file. After installation, you will have to manually edit the SERVER line in your license file.

Best Answer

  • Please make sure that the File Installation Key you are using is from the standalone license. If you are using a File Installation Key from a network license, you will see an option to install a network license manager as well as be prompted to provide a license file during installation.
    Refer to the following if necessary:
    Where can I find the Activation Key or File Installation Key (FIK) for my license?