Spartan Student for Windows

Spartan Student Installation Instructions for Windows

Click here if you are using a Macintosh

Spartan Student can be installed on any Windows computer meeting these requirements:

Minimum System Requirements
  Modern Intel or AMD CPU 2 GB RAM
  Windows Vista, 7, or 8 60 GB Hard Drive

Follow these steps for installation:

  1. Go to the Wavefunction's Spartan for Windows Downloads Page and click the version number link next to Spartan Student V. 6.  That will download a VERY big file, and you have to wait till it is done.
  2. Double-click on the downloaded installer file and accept the license agreement.
  3. Accept the license terms, and have it install the program.  You need to choose the "Network" licensing option.  You may have to install another program and accept its terms, and if so it will take almost as long as Spartan did though it shows very little on the progress bar.  IMPORTANT: When the installation is complete, the installer will ask you to "Enter License Server:" - don't do it!  Just leave that blank and click Next and then Done, then Next and Finish.
  4. Now, launch a web browser and point it to http://localhost:1947/ (or just click this link!)
  5. Click on Configuration, and then on the "Access to Remote License Managers" tab, third one in.  There's a box labeled "Specify Search Parameters."  Type nmr.macalester.edu in it, then click "Submit".  Then click on the top link in the menu on the left side (Sentinel Keys), and wait.  YOU HAVE TO BE GETTING YOUR IP ADDRESS from Macalester, which basically means you have to be on campus!  After less than a minute, you should see a key entry appear.
  6. Go to your desktop or start menu and  launch the Spartan application

IMPORTANT NOTE: We use a networked keyserver with a campus-only firewall. In English, that means you will only be able to run Spartan if you are getting your internet service from on-campus, or are running VPN. If the program asks you to enter your activation code at startup, either it is unable to talk to the keyserver (most likely you are obtaining your IP address from off campus, or have no internet connection) or all of our licenses are in use (a class is using them, on a Tuesday or Thursday, or at night Monday or Wednesday, during a lab section). If that happens, please quit (don't answer the question) and try again when you know you are on-campus with a working internet connection, and it is not the time of a normal lab period.

For any further questions, refer to the FAQ or e-mail (rossi@macalester.edu)