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Home > Success Center > Engineers ToolSet (ETS) > Engineer's Toolset Administrator Guide > Introduction to Engineer's Toolset > Install Desktop Engineer's Toolset

Install Desktop Engineer's Toolset

Updated April 17th, 2017

Before you start the program:

  • Confirm that your computer meets or exceeds the requirements to run a Desktop Toolset.
  • Disable FIPS before installing SolarWinds Toolset.
    1. Click Start > Control Panel > Admin Tools > Local Security Policy > Local Policies > Security Options > Set System Cryptography.
    2. Set Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing and signing to Disabled.
  • Toolset must be installed for All Users instead of for Individual users.
  • If .Net 4.0 is installed in the machine, use SolarWinds-DesktopToolset-v11.exe.
  • If .Net 4.0 is not installed in the machine, use SolarWinds-DesktopToolset-v11-WithDotNet.exe.

Silent installation for Desktop Engineer's Toolset

You can now silently install Desktop Engineer's Toolset on your system with command switches.

  1. Open a Command Prompt window.
  2. Go to the .exe upgrade path.
  3. Enter SolarWinds-DesktopToolset-v11.exe/quiet.

Your silent installation should start. A series of windows may open and close, these can be ignored.

Install Desktop Engineer's Toolset

If you want to integrate other Orion products, select I want to load Orion Toolset Integration Tray.

  1. Log in to Windows as an Administrator.
  2. Go to your download location and launch the Solarwinds Toolset executable. In the Toolset Setup wizard, click Next.
  3. Select I accept the terms in this License Agreement from the License Agreement window, and then click Next.
  4. Specify the location folder where you want Toolset program files to install, and then click Next.
    The default location is C:\Program Files(x86)\SolarWinds\Toolset.
  5. Click Install to start installing Desktop Toolset.

    Nothing has been modified on your computer at this point. Click Back if you want to configure anything before this window.

  6. In the Toolset dialogue box, select one of the following:
    • Buy Now! to buy the full version of Engineer's Toolset.
    • Continue Evaluation to continue with the evaluation.
    • Enter Licensing Information to add licensing information for your product. For more information, see Software License Key.

    In the SolarWinds Improvement Program window, select Yes, I wish to participate anonymously (recommended).

  7. Click Finish to exit the Setup wizard.

In adherence to Microsoft security policies, Toolset cannot be installed from a remote machine with UAC enabled.

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