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Difference between Engineer's Toolset on the Web and Desktop Engineer's Toolset

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Created by Chris Foley, last modified by christopher.roy on Sep 06, 2017

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SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset includes Toolset for both desktop and for Web. This article describes the differences between Engineer's Toolset on the Web and Engineer's Toolset for Desktop. ​


  • Engineer's Toolset version 11 and later
  • All versions of Windows


Toolset for Desktop

This product is intended to be installed on a Network Engineer's workstation. It includes more than 50 32-bit tools designed to help troubleshoot networking issues. Check here for a list of some of the tools included.


Toolset for Web

This product is an Orion Module intended as a complimentary product to the Orion Platform product suite. Like all Orion Platform products, it has a web front-end that requires IIS as well as a database back-end that requires a Microsoft SQL Server installation. While you can install Toolset for Web on its own, it's designed to be installed on the server that hosts your SolarWinds Orion Platform installation and integrated with your other Orion Platform products.


Toolset for Web includes 5 web-based tools: Real-time Interface Monitor, CPU Monitor, Memory Monitor, Response Time Monitor, and TraceRoute.



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