Student Computing Clusters

Client Setup Instructions for Odyssey

A network license of Odyssey has been purchased for the entire campus. This license allows for 400 users to simultaneously access the Odyssey software. Odyssey Logo


Your computer meet the following requirements to use the networked version of Odyssey:

Installation Instructions

Odyssey requires that the entire application be installed on your computer. Your computer will still need a network connection to check out a license for Odyssey from the server each time you start the program.

  1. Connect to the repository for the installation files from Box at This folder is accessible to all UNH account holders, but you may have to login with your UNH username and password to gain access.
  2. Open the folder for the Odyssey software.
  3. Open the folder for the version and operating system you would like to install.
  4. You will see an archive for the software. In this case, it will be a .dmg disk image file. Download this by clicking on the item and then clicking on the black Download button that appears in the middle of the browser window.
  5. Once the download has finished, open the archive from the downloads location that your browser uses. Typically, this is the Downloads folder in your user folder on the computer. When you open the archive, you should see the installation files to continue the process.
  6. Double-click the Odyssey-5-Student.dmg file to mount the disk image.
  7. Drag the Odyssey Student 5.4 file to the Applications folder to copy it to your computer.
  8. Open the Applications folder and then double-click on the Odyssey Student 5.4 program to start it. Be sure you are opening the program from the Applications folder and not the original on the disk image.
  9. Accept the license agreement and then click Accept.
  10. Enter your administration account username and password when prompted.
  11. The Odyssey software will now report "A valid license was not found". This is normal. Click the button to Launch License Utility.
  12. In the license utility, select the Network option and click Next.
  13. You will be prompted to enter network license server to connect to. Enter and click Next.
  14. Click the Install button to install the licensing drivers.
  15. Enter your administration account username and password when prompted.
  16. Switch to the window for the Sentinel Runtime installer. Be sure to NOT click Next in the Wavefunction License Utility window until you go through the process of installing the Sentinel Runtime. Instead, slide the Wavefunction License Utility window to the side to get it out of the way.
  17. In the Sentinal Runtime installer, proceed there the installer accepting the license agreement and the default options. If prompted again, enter your administration account username and password another time.
  18. Once the Sentinel Runtime installer has finished, click Next in the Wavefunction License Utility window.
  19. If prompted, once again, enter your administraiton account username and password.
  20. Click Done to exit the license utility.
  21. You may need to quit and restart the Odyssey software now that you have configured the licensing properly.
  22. Once the installation is complete, you may discard the installation archive you downloaded in the initial steps.

Using Odyssey

Because Odyssey much check out a license from the UNH license server each time it runs, you must be either on the UNH campus on a wired Ethernet connection or using the UNH-Secure wireless network, or you must be connected to the UNH VPN service if using the software from off campus.

Once you have completed the installation, you can run Odyssey by double-clicking on the Odyssey Student 5.4 program located in /Applications. Optionally, you can drag the Odyssey program to your Dock for easy access.

Assistance With Odyssey

If you require assistance using Odyssey, you can get help from the following:

If you believe there is a problem with the UNH networked installation of Odyssey (application won't start or license server errors), please report the problem at 862-4242.

Uninstalling Odyssey

Drag the Odyssey application from /Applications to the Trash to remove Odyssey from your computer. You can also delete all of these items: