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I have installed Maestro from the download site. Do I need a license, and how do I get it?

Yes, you need a license to run Maestro and the rest of the Schrödinger software. You should do one of the following, depending on your situation:

  1. If you are interested in an evaluation license, go to
  2. If you have purchased the software and don't have a license, go to and follow the instructions there for obtaining a license.
  3. If you have purchased software and have access to an existing license server that has licenses, see Article 972 for instructions. See Article 281 if you have problems.
  4. If you obtained the free Maestro version for academics, the license should be installed automatically. If not, see Article 1621 for instructions.

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#1621: I downloaded the free Maestro for academics and installed it, but Maestro failed because it couldn't find the license...
#281: I have problems with access to the Schrödinger software licenses. Is there an easy way to collect all the system...
#972: How do I set up access to the license server from a client machine?

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