Student Computing Clusters

Client Setup Instructions for Small Stata

A network license of Stata/IC for Windows has been purchased for the campus by the Sociology Department. This license allows 22 simultaneous users to access the Stata software. Stata Logo

Under the terms of the license, this software is for coursework use only! This copy of Stata may only be used by students and by faculty preparing materials for their students. Use of Stata for research purposes is prohibited. By using this copy of Stata, you agree to this restriction.


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

Because Stata is distributed from one of UNH's servers, you must be connected to UNH's network both to install Stata initially and every subsequent time you wish to run Stata. The three options for being connected are 1) a wired Ethernet connection on the UNH campus, 2) the UNH-Secure wireless network on campus, and 3) a connection via the UNH VPN service if you are off campus.

Installation Instructions

The following instructions will install the required files on your computer for using the networked version of Stata. This procedure only needs to be performed once, but it must be done on every individual computer on which you wish to use Stata.

  1. Be sure you are connected to UNH's network as described above before proceeding.
  2. Connect to the \\\stata share. On Windows 10, click the Start Menu button in the lower left and just start typing the path to the share. Note that you should not enter this address in a web browser like Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox.
  3. You will likely be prompted to enter a username and password to get connected. If you are, enter your normal UNH username, prefixed with "AD\" (e.g. AD\djb1) and password.
  4. If you are not prompted for credentials to login or receive an error message, try this alternative:
    • Open a Command Prompt
    • Enter the following command, replacing the USERNAME item with your actual UNH username:
      net use \\\stata /u:AD\USERNAME
    • Enter your UNH password when prompted.
    • To make the Stata window open in Explorer, enter the command:
      start \\\stata

    In some cases, especially when off campus and connected via the VPN, using an older "mapped drive" solution will be more reliable:
    • Right-click on the "This PC" icon either in the Start Menu or in the sidebar of a Windows Explorer window and select Map Network Drive.
    • Select any unused drive letter in the Drive: field. The default Z: drive is just fine.
    • Enter the path \\\stata in the Folder: field. Do not click the Finish button or press Return yet!
    • Make sure that the Reconnect at logon box is not checked.
    • Click on the link that says Connect as a different user name.
    • In the Connect As... dialog box that appears, enter your your username prefixed by AD\ (e.g. AD\djb1), then enter your AD account password.
    • Click OK in the Connect As... dialog box followed by Finished in the Map Network Drive dialog box.
  5. When the file share window opens, you should see an item named Stata 15 along with a folder with a similar name. Drag the Stata 15 icon either to your Windows desktop or to your Start button. Dragging it to the desktop will place the icon on the desktop background. Dragging it to the Start button will place the shortcut in the Start Menu.

Using Stata

Because Stata must run from the UNH server each time, 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 Stata by double-clicking on the Stata shortcut you placed on your desktop or selecting the shortcut from your Start Menu.

Assistance With Stata

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

If you believe there is a problem with the UNH networked installation of Stata (application crashes frequently, portions appear to be missing, errors accessing the server), please report the problem at 862-4242.

Uninstalling Stata

Stata does not install any of its own files to your computer. The only local item is the shortcut file which you copied to your desktop or Start Menu. You can delete this item by dragging it to the Recycle Bin.