This information has been added to the Documentation for MATLAB Compiler 4.2 (R14SP2). The documentation for R14SP2 is available here:
User's Guide (MATLAB Compiler) -> Deployment Process -> Deploying a Standalone Application on a Network Drive
Documentation link for R2015a is available here:
If you are using a previous version, read the following:
Documentation on how to install the MCR on a network drive is missing from the MATLAB Compiler manual. Here is additional information:
Execute MCRInstaller.exe to install MATLAB Compiler Runtime (MCR) on a machine. For installation instructions in the R14SP2 documentaion, refer to:
User's Guide (MATLAB Compiler) -> Deployment Process -> Working with the MCR
For R2015a documentation links:
For installing MCR:
For MCR path settings:
1. Copy the resulting MCR directory (the directory where MCR is installed) onto a network drive.
2. Copy the compiled application directly into the directory $MCR\$VERSION\runtime\$ARCH (where $MCR is the root or your MCR installation, $VERSION is the version of your MCR installation, and $ARCH is your system's architecture). Alternatively, copy the compiled application into any directory in the network drive, and add $MCR\$VERSION\runtime\$ARCH to the system path (not the MATLAB path) on all the client machines. Be sure to copy the CTF-file as well as the executable file.
3. Install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package (vcredist_x86.exe).
All network users will then be able to execute the application.
If you are using either MATLAB Builder for COM or MATLAB Builder for Excel, instead of copying the executable file, you will copy the DLL-file along with the CTF-file. You will then need to register the following DLLs on every client machine.
by using the following command at your DOS prompt
These DLLs are in $MCR\$VERSION\runtime\$ARCH