Procedures on Installation of SPSS (network license version)

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Introduction

The SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is the commonly used statistical software suite for complex statistical data analysis on Windows, Macintosh and Linux platforms. Currently, the University subscribes the SPSS centrally for their current staff and students to use on academic and research purposes.

System Requirement

SPSS supports Microsoft Windows 10 (or later), Apple macOS High Sierra 10.13 (or later) and Linux.

How to install and activate?

Download SPSS Statistics and AMOS installation file

Please click below link and login using your HKU Portal UID and Portal PIN to download the SPSS Statistics/AMOS installation file.
Windows 32 bitWindows 64 bitmacOSLinux
  SPSS Statisticsversion 26version 27version 27version 27
version 28version 28
*Interim Fixes This is an interim fix for IBM SPSS Statistics Subscription. It addresses APAR PH42757: Upgrade Log4j to 2.17.0 because high security risk. Details please refer to: Apache Log4j CVE-2021-44228 vulnerability in IBM SPSS Statistics

Please download the interim fix, extract it and find the “Readme” file for installation instructions: Version 26 | Version 27 | Version 28

AMOSversion 27 | version 28nana

SPSS Statistics (use within and outside HKU campus)

SPSS Statistics (Windows)

  1. Install and configuration procedures
    1. To install and use SPSS Statistics (network license version), your PC must be connected with HKU campus network. For connection within HKU campus network (via LAN or HKU WiFi), your PC will be connected to the configured license server automatically after the SPSS program is initiated and during use. For connection outside HKU campus network, your PC needs to connect HKUVPN before the SPSS program is initiated and during use. Please follow the steps HERE for HKUVPN connection.
    2. Right-click the installation file and choose Run As Administrator to start the installation.
    3. spss win 2 - run as admin
    4. Click Yes to proceed.
    5. win 3
    6. On the Install Wizard window, click Next.
    7. spss win 4 - install shield
    8. Read and Accept the license agreement and click Next.
    9. spss win 5 - agree license
    10. Click Next to proceed.
    11. spss win 6 - install folder
    12. Click Install to proceed.
    13. spss win 6 - ready install
    14. Wait for the installation to take place.
    15. spss win 8 - installing
    16. Uncheck the checkbox “Start SPSS Statistics 28 License Authorization Wizard now” and then click Finish.
    17. spss win 9.- install complete
    18. Right click IBM SPSS Statistics 28 License Authorization Wizard and select Run as administrator.
    19. spss win 10 - start spss
    20. Click Yes to proceed.
    21. win 11
    22. Click Next to proceed
    23. spss win 12 - current license
    24. On the license authorization wizard window, select concurrent user license and then click Next.
    25. spss win 13 - select license type
    26. Input spss.hku.hk and click Next.
    27. spss win 14 - server address
    28. Click Finish to complete the license authorization.
    29. spss win 15 - license complete
  1. Launch SPSS Statistics
    1. For connection within HKU campus network (via LAN or HKU WiFi), your PC will be connected to the configured license server automatically after the SPSS program is initiated and during use. For connection outside HKU campus network, your PC needs to connect HKUVPN before the SPSS program is initiated and during use. Please follow the steps HERE for HKUVPN connection.
    2. Launch SPSS Statistics.
    3. Now you can open a SPSS data file and start your work.

SPSS Statistics (macOS)

  1. Install and configuration procedures
    1. To install and use SPSS Statistics (network license version), your PC must be connected with HKU campus network. For connection within HKU campus network (via LAN or HKU WiFi), your PC will be connected to the configured license server automatically after the SPSS program is initiated and during use. For connection outside HKU campus network, your PC needs to connect HKUVPN before the SPSS program is initiated and during use. Please follow the steps HERE for HKUVPN connection.
    2. Double-click the SS_CLIENT_28.0_MAC_.dmg file to start the installation.
    3. Click Continue to proceed.
    4. spss mac 3 - install introduction
    5. Read and accept the license agreement and click Continue to proceed.
    6. spss mac 4 - install license
    7. Click Agree to proceed.
    8. spss mac 5 - agree license
    9. Click Continue to proceed.
    10. spss mac 6 - install destination select
    11. Click Install to proceed.
    12. spss mac 7 - install installation type
    13. Input the computer username, password and click Install Software to proceed.
    14. spss mac 8 - username and password
    15. Wait for the installation to complete.
    16. Click Close and then License Authorization Wizard will be started.
    17. spss mac 10 - install summary success message
    18. Click Move to Bin and move the SPSS installer file to the Bin.
    19. spss mac 11 - remove installer
    20. Connect the computer to HKUVPN.Note: HKUVPN is required for connection to HKU license server outside HKU campus network. Please click HERE for the configuration and connection procedures of HKUVPN. You may skip this step if you are using a computer already connected to HKU campus network (e.g. LAN, HKU WiFi).
    21. On the license authorization wizard window, click Next to proceed.
    22. spss mac 13 - current license
    23. Select concurrent user license and then click Next to proceed.
    24. spss mac 14 - select license type
    25. Input spss.hku.hk and click Next to proceed.
    26. spss mac 15 - enter license server
    27. Click Finish to complete the licensing process.
    28. spss mac 16 - license complete
  1. Launch SPSS Statistics
    1. For connection within HKU campus network (via LAN or HKU WiFi), your PC will be connected to the configured license server automatically after the SPSS program is initiated and during use. For connection outside HKU campus network, your PC needs to connect HKUVPN before the SPSS program is initiated and during use. Please follow the steps HERE for HKUVPN connection.
    2. Launch SPSS Statistics 28.
    3. Now you can open a SPSS data file and start your work.

SPSS Statistics (Linux)

1) To install and use SPSS Statistics (network license version), your PC must be connected with HKU campus network. For connection within HKU campus network (via LAN or HKU WiFi), your PC will be connected to the configured license server automatically after the SPSS program is initiated and during use. For connection outside HKU campus network, your PC needs to connect HKUVPN before the SPSS program is initiated and during use. Please follow the steps HERE for HKUVPN connection.

2) Please reference Linux Installation Instructions (network license version) to complete the installation and license authorization. When you launch the License Authorization Wizard, please enter license manager server IP address as spss.hku.hk.

AMOS (Windows) (use within and outside HKU campus)

  1. Install and configuration procedures
    1. To install and use SPSS Statistics (network license version), your PC must be connected with HKU campus network. For connection within HKU campus network (via LAN or HKU WiFi), your PC will be connected to the configured license server automatically after the SPSS program is initiated and during use. For connection outside HKU campus network, your PC needs to connect HKUVPN before the SPSS program is initiated and during use. Please follow the steps HERE for HKUVPN connection.
    2. Right-click the installation file and choose Run As Administrator to start the installation.
    3. amos win 2 - run install sheid
    4. Click Yes to proceed.
    5. amos win 3 - start install sheid
    6. On the Install Wizard window, click Next.
    7. amos win 4 - install introduction
    8. Read and Accept the license agreement and click Next.
    9. amos win 5 - license agreement
    10. Click Next to proceed.
    11. amos win 6 - install destination
    12. Click Install to proceed.
    13. amos win 7 - review and ready to install
    14. Please wait while the wizard installs IBM SPSS Amos.
    15. amos win 8 - installing
    16. Uncheck “Start IBM SPSS Amos 28 now” and then click Finish to complete the installation.
    17. amos win 9 - install complete
    18. To manually initiate the authorization wizard, click the windows key and look for IBM SPSS Amos 28 License Authorization Wizard. Right click on the program and choose Run as Administrator.
    19. amos win 10 - start amos license
    20. Click Yes to proceed.
    21. amos win 11 - uac allow admin mode
    22. Click Next to proceed.
    23. amos win 12 - license status
    24. Select Concurrent user license and then click Next.
    25. amos win 13 - product authorization
    26. Input spss.hku.hk and then click Next.
    27. amos win 14 - enter license server
    28. Click Finish to complete the license authorization.
    29. amos win 15 - licensing complete
  1. Launch SPSS AMOS
    1. For connection within HKU campus network (via LAN or HKU WiFi), your PC will be connected to the configured license server automatically after the SPSS program is initiated and during use. For connection outside HKU campus network, your PC needs to connect HKUVPN before the SPSS program is initiated and during use. Please follow the steps HERE for HKUVPN connection.
    2. Launch SPSS AMOS.
    3. Now you can open a SPSS data file and start your work.

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