Yes, you can change the values that Minitab Statistical Software, Minitab
Express, and Quality Companion use at startup to look for the location of the
On a Windows computer, the location of the License Manager is stored in
three locations. To modify these values, you need to modify an environment
variable, the registry, and the MultiUserLicense.ini file.
Modify the environment variable,
- Navigate to the Control
- In Windows 8.1 or 10,
right-click the Windows logo (Start) and then choose
- In Windows 8, navigate
Start Screen, type
control panel, and then press
- In Windows 7, click the
Windows logo (Start) and then choose
Edit the registry key MINITAB LICENSE FILE using
- Navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FLEXlm License Manager
and update the value for the key named MINITAB_LICENSE_FILE.
- Go to
C:\ProgramData\Minitab\ and open the file in
- Delete the line that
references the license file. For example, in a license file located on
- Save the file and close it.
ProgramData is a hidden folder, by default.
On a Macintosh computer, the location of the License Manager is stored in
two locations. To modify these values, you need to modify mtblic.plist and
- Browse to
Library/Application Support/Minitab/Minitab Express.
- Modify the line that begins
License File=. Replace the current server name with the
name of the new server.
Edit .Flexlmrc found at
- Use a text editor to modify
the line that begins with
- Replace the current server
name with the name of the new server.
- Mtblic.plist will need to
be converted to xml prior to editing
- .Flexlmrc is a hidden
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