UW Health Sciences Library

Follow the directions below to download version 5.4.6 of the Sequencher Software (version 4.9 will continue to work but if you want to install the newest version, first, uninstall the old Sassafras K2 client from your computer and then follow the directions below):

Note, there are a limited number of licenses available from the KeyServer, 5 for the PC version and 4 for the Macintosh version. These licenses are dynamically allocated by the KeyServer on a “first come first serve” basis, and if all are in use the user will be told this and asked if he or she wishes to be placed in a queue. If the user does not wish to wait in line for the next available license, the program will automatically default to Demo Mode. Sequencher is a heavily used program, and it is not unusual for all licenses to be unavailable during peak usage hours, which are typically 9 AM-6 PM. If you are allocated a license for Sequencher and are inactive for more than 30 minutes, your license will automatically be reallocated to another user and you may have to wait for access to the next available license. Usage is limited to on-campus only due to licensing restrictions.

PC Installation Instructions

  1. You will also need to download the most recent version of the KeyServer Client. Download the file Sequencher-KeyServer-Client.zip from:http://amos.hslib.washington.edu/files/win/Sequencher-KeyServer-Client-7.4.zip

    Before you will be able to run Sequencher®, you must run the KeyServer Client install files and configure them. During the KeyServer Installation process, you will be prompted to give the “Host DNS name or Address”:

    amos.hslib.washington.edu

    Once you have entered the URL, click the “Log On” button, and a message box indicating successful connection to the KeyServer will appear.

  2. Download the license file to your desktop, right click and save (you will need this for step #3):http://amos.hslib.washington.edu/files/win/SequencherKeyServerClient.lic
  3. To obtain Sequencher® for Windows, download and/or run the following install program:http://amos.hslib.washington.edu/files/win/Sequencher-5.4.6.zip

    Upon successful installation, Sequencher® will automatically connect to the KeyServer, allowing use of the program.

Mac Installation Instructions

  1. You will also need to download the most recent version of the KeyServer Client. Download the file Sequencher-KeyServer-Client.dmg from:http://amos.hslib.washington.edu/files/mac/Sequencher-KeyServer-Client-7.4.dmg

    Before you will be able to run Sequencher®, you must run the KeyServer Client install files and configure them. During the KeyServer Installation process, you will be prompted to give the “Host DNS name or Address”:

    amos.hslib.washington.edu

    Once you have entered the URL, click the “Log On” button, and a message box indicating successful connection to the KeyServer will appear.

  2. Download the license file to your desktop, control click and save (you will need this for step #3):http://amos.hslib.washington.edu/files/mac/SequencherKeyServerClient.lic
  3. To obtain Sequencher® for Mac OSX, download and/or run the following install program:http://amos.hslib.washington.edu/files/mac/Sequencher-5.4.6.dmg

    Upon successful installation, Sequencher® will automatically connect to the KeyServer, allowing use of the program.