Knowledgebase: IT Support
Installing the Deadline Render Manager Client
Updated: 21 December 2017 01:12 PM

This article will walk you through the installation of the Deadline Render Manager Client on both Windows and Mac OS X. You can see a video of this procedure at this link.

Windows

  1. Mount the Deadline network repository by clicking Map Network Drive in Windows Explorer. Use R: as the drive letter. The UNC path is:
    \\deadline.ocad.ca\deadlinerepository10
  2. When prompted for credentials use your OCAD U username and password. Prefix your username with ocad\ (e.g. ocad\tl99zz)
  3. Navigate to the repository's installers directory.
  4. Double-click the Windows Client Installer. The Setup - Deadline Client window opens. Click Next.
  5. Accept the user agreement and click Next.
  6. Specify the install directory and click Next.
  7. Enter the network path to the DeadlineRepository and the address to the license server and click Next.
    Repository Directory: \\deadline.ocad.ca\deadlinerepository10
    License Server: @deadline.ocad.ca 
  8. Disable both checkboxes on the Deadline Launcher Setup screen. Click Next.
  9. Click Next. The installation runs.
  10. When the installation is complete, click Finish.

The Deadline client is now installed.

Mac OS X

  1. Mount the Deadline network repository in the Finder by clicking Go and choosing Connect to Server. Enter the path in the Server Address field. The path to the server is:  smb://deadline.ocad.ca/deadlinerepository10
  2. When prompted for credentials use your OCAD U username and password.
  3. Navigate to the repository's installers directory.
  4. Double-click the Mac OS X Client Installer. A prompt appears to authorize the installation. 
  5. Enter the administrator credentials for your computer and click OK. The Setup - Deadline Client window opens. Click Next.
  6. Specify the install directory and click Next.
  7. Enter the network path to the DeadlineRepository and the address to the license server and click Next.
    Repository Directory: /Volumes/deadlinerepository10
    License Server: @deadline.ocad.ca 
  8. Disable the Checkbox “Launch Slave When Launcher Starts”. Click Next.
  9. Click next. The installation runs. 
  10. When the installation is complete, click Finish.

The Deadline client is now installed.

Render Job Rules

  • Single frame render time limit: 30 minutes
  • Single frame size limit: 1080p (1920x1080)
  • Rendering jobs that fall outside of these guidelines are at the discretion of the Deadline system administrator.