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Installing TecPlot 360 2009

Network Installation Instructions

Windows 2000/XP/Vista Computers

  1. Map the following location as the X: drive: \\files.princeton.edu\licensed\Products\TecPlot\TecPlot360_2009\windows
    To map the drive, copy the above line into the clipboard by highlighting it and right-clicking on the highlighted text, then selecting Copy.
    • Click on the start menu in the lower left hand corner of your desktop. Click on "My Computer".
    • Select Map Network Drive from the Tools menu.
    • Select "X:" as the "Drive".
    • Right-click on the "Folder" field, and Paste the above URL.
    • Click Finish
       
  2. If you aren't already logged in with your Princeton account, you may be asked to log in at this point:
    • Connect As: PRINCETON\netID (Replace netID with your Princeton NetID)
    • Password: (Your Windows password)
  3. If you are running MS Vista:
    1. Right-click on the InstallTecplot360_2009_32 icon if you have a 32-bit system, or on the InstallTecplot360_2009_64 icon if you have a 64-bit system.
    2. Select "Run as Administrator" from the drop-down list.
  4. If you are running XP or earlier:
    1. Double-click on InstallTecplot360_2009_32.cmd if you have a 32-bit system, or InstallTecplot360_2009_64.cmd if you have a 64-bit system.
  5. If you get a security warning, click Run to allow the installer to start. 
  6. You will be presented with a License Number that is needed later in the installation process. Please make a note of this License Number, or copy it into the clipboard.
  7. Press any key to continue.
    Note: there may be a significant delay while the installer is copied from the network.  
  8. If the InstallShield Wizard needs to install any required software, click Install to continue, accepting all the defaults. Note: This may require restarting your computer.
  9. Click Next to start the install.
  10. Accept the license agreement and click Next.
  11. Select "Purchased", and click Next.
  12. Select "Network or Site License", replace "myserver" with "raas03.princeton.edu" as the machine name, and click Next.
  13. Fill in your User Name and Organization, paste or type in the License Number provided above, and click Next.
  14. Use the default installation directory and click Next.
  15. The TecPlot working folder will be set to your "My Documents" folder.  Click Next to continue.
  16. Select Complete setup type and click Next.
  17. Click Install to complete installation.
  18. Click Finish when the installation is complete.
  19. Start TecPlot 360 by clicking on Start->All Programs->Tecplot 360 2009->Tecplot 360 2009.