There are two methods for using Minitab Statistical Software or Companion
by Minitab offline or away from your networked license manager. However, there
is only one method for Minitab Express.
- Method 1: Borrowing
If your license type supports borrowing, we recommend that you use
borrowing to use Minitab or Companion offline.
To borrow a license in Minitab 19 or Companion:
- While connected to your
company network, access your license information:
- In Minitab 19,
- In Companion, choose
Borrow Through, choose a return date on the
For Minitab 17 and Companion, use the Minitab Licensing Borrowing
Tool. To download this tool, go to
Borrowing is not supported for Minitab Express.
- Method 2: Stand-Alone Installation
- A stand-alone installation requires you to create a license file for
one user and install the License Manager, along with the software, on the same
computer. This is the only method supported for Minitab Express.
- Create a license file by
using the MAC address of the user’s computer on the Multi-User Licensing pages.
For information about getting the MAC address of a computer, go to
Topic ID 2084.
- Save the license file to
the desktop of the user’s computer.
- Install the Minitab
License Manager and accept all default settings during the installation.
- Install the desired
application. During the installation, you will be prompted for a license
- Start the product that