This section will provide you with step-by-step instructions for installing a floating license of BayesiaLab on your computer.
Before you can start the installation, you will need to receive the following two emails below from firstname.lastname@example.org:
Upon clicking the download link, you will see several BayesiaLab versions available for download.
Please note that for Windows there are 32 and 64-bit versions available. Furthermore, the Windows versions can be downloaded with or without the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). If you have JRE already installed on your PC, you may opt for the smaller download.
Upon completion of the download, simply execute the downloaded file.
In Windows environments, Administrator rights are required for the installation.
The installer program will first prompt you for the language.
Upon language selection, the BayesiaLab Setup Wizard will start:
Click next to proceed to the License Agreement.
After accepting the agreement, the next screen will prompt you to select an installation directory.
Windows users can also choose the Start Menu folder, from which BayesiaLab can be started.
The next screen confirms the selections and allows you to start the actual installation process.
Upon completion, the Wizard presents this screen.
This concludes the installation of files, however, you will still need to activate BayesiaLab. To do so, you may wish to launch BayesiaLab straight away, while you have all the credentials at hand.
Upon starting BayesiaLab, you will be prompted to enter your User Name and Password for connecting to the Bayesia License Server.
Please note that the User Name and Password for connecting to the BayesiaLab License Server are different from your download credentials.
For the Floating License to work, BayesiaLab must be able to connect to and remain connected with bls1.bayesia.com:2424. If you enter your credentials and there is no response from the login window, this mean that BayesiaLab could not connect with the Bayesia License Server (BLS). Please open a web browser and go to http://bls1.bayesia.com and check whether you can access this URL.
If you are able to get the BLS' Login page, but are still unable to get a response from the login window, you most likely have a problem with your Firewall. Please ask your IT administrator to define an outbound rule that will specifically allow BayesiaLab to communicate with the Bayesia License Server at address bls1.bayesia.com:2424. For instance, if you had BayesiaLab installed in the C:\Program Files\Bayesia directory, your IT administrator would need establish an outbound rule for C:\Program Files\Bayesia\BayesiaLab\jreXXX\bin\javaw.exe (see screenshot below from a Windows Server 2008 installation).
Upon connecting successfully, BayesiaLab will start up.
Under Windows, BayesiaLab's start-up screen is black.
On Mac OS X, BayesiaLab's start-up screen is blue.
If you cannot solve the firewall issue, a workaround consists in using an external, non-corporate Internet connection, e.g. at home, at Starbucks, or using a cellphone as a hotspot, etc., and connect to the BayesiaLab License Server from there without the firewall blocking problem. Then, you could enable the “Borrow Session” option on the second screen when you start up BayesiaLab. Then you can work offline for the duration you have specified.