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How to install Envi 5.4 for Mac

This guide explains how to install and activate Envi 5.4 for Mac downloaded from UCL's Software Database.

This guide is aimed at...

  • IT Administrators
  • Staff
  • SLMS staff
  • Students

Before you start... 

Download Envi 5.4 for Mac from UCL's Software Database.

If you plan to use this software away from UCL (offsite), you will need to first connect to the UCL network via UCL VPN and then Borrow a license. This document is for ENVI 5.4 only.



1. Ensure that the file has downloaded completely before proceeding. Double click on the envi54-mac.pkg file and click to start the installation process.

Envi 5.4 mac file…

Fig 1 - ENVI 5.4 mac file

2. The ENVI 5.4 installer will open , click continue to proceed.

Welcome to ENVI 5.4 Installer…

Fig 2 - Welcome to ENVI 5.4 Installer

3.  Accept the Software License Agreement

Software License Agreement…

Fig 3 - Software License Agreement

4. Select install location, and click Install

Select Install Location…

Fig 4 - Select Install Location

5. Close

Installation was successful…

Fig 5 - Installation was successful

Activating ENVI 5.4

5. Once installed successfully, the Harris License Administrator will open

Harris License Administrator…

Fig 6 - Harris License Administrator

6. Click Use License Server and Enter the server name (found on the page where you downloaded the software in the Serial Key Field) and click Connect

Connect to an existing license server…

Fig 7 - Connect to an existing license server

7. Close

Successfully connected…

Fig 8 - Successfully connected

Borrow an ENVI 5.4 mac license for OffSite use

8. To use ENVI 5.4 mac offsite, while still connected to the UCL License server open  LicenseAdministrator

LicenseAdministrator file path location…

Fig 9 - LicenseAdministrator file path location

9. Click Borrow Licenses from a Server

Welcome to Harris License Administrator…

Fig 10 - Welcome to Harris License Administrator

10. Either check Select All or the individual modules that you want to use offsite and then click Borrow from Server

Borrow from Server…

Fig 11 - Borrow from Server

11. Close

Successfully borrowed…

Fig 12 - Successfully borrowed


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