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Download and install Engineers Toolset for the Web

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Updated: August 21, 2018


These step-by-step instructions walk you through installing Engineer's Toolset for the Web.

  • Use the Local Administrator account to install the software. A domain account with administrator privileges is subject to your domain group policies, which can block the installation.
  • If you are installing SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset for the Web using a remote SQL Server instance, run the installation file as an existing, fully-qualified domain account with SysAdmin rights on the SQL Server.

1. Review the pre-installation checklist

The pre-installation checklist helps you:

  • Verify that system requirements are met, all required software is installed, and required roles and features are enabled.
  • Gather the information required to complete the installation.
2. Download the installation file
  1. Go to
  2. Log in using your SolarWinds ID and password.
  3. In the Latest Downloads table, locate Engineer's Toolset for the Web and click Choose Download.
  4. Download the installation files.
  5. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete the download.
3. Run the installation file
  1. Extract the contents of the downloaded installation ZIP file.
  2. Run SolarWinds-Toolset-<version>.exe
4. Complete the setup wizard
  1. Click Next in the Welcome window.
  2. If you accept the terms of the license agreement, check the box for "I accept the terms of the license agreement" and click Next.
  3. Accept the default destination (recommended), or select another location, and then click Next.
  4. Select your existing Orion installation.

    If you are installing Engineer's Toolset for the Web on a server where you already have another Orion Platform product installed, select an Orion installation and click next.

    • To use an existing Orion SQL database, select Advanced, and then select the Orion SQL database.
    • To evaluate Engineer's Toolset for the Web or use a new MS SQL Express database, select Express.
  5. If prompted to restart IIS, select Restart after installation.
  6. Click Finish.
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