How to install MAWi Server if the PC is not connected to the Internet - Offline installation

How to install MAWi Server if the PC is not connected to the Internet - Offline installation

Last update: 14th of December, 2023

In this guide, we will instruct you on how to run an offline installation for MAWi Server.
This guide is helpful in cases where your network blocks the download of the required components or the PC is not connected to the Internet.

Please follow the steps below before you run the MAWi installer:

1. Download the following package if you install on a 64bit system and unzip it:

2. Download the latest MAWi installer from the link below:

3. Enable .NET Framework 3.5 from 'Add Programs and Features' console.
If it requires a download of Windows Updates and these are blocked, please download the cab file from here:

Copy the CAB file to C:\

Open CMD with admin priviliges and copy-paste this line:

Dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /source:C:\ /LimitAccess

4. Install the file "1. VC_Redist.x64" 
It will install the Visual C++ Redistributable installs Microsoft C and C++ (MSVC) runtime libraries. 

5. Install the file "2. SQL LocalDB" 
It will install the light SQL Server version called LocalDB.
You can also install the full SQL Server Express 2019 version. 
Please note it's note part of the offline installation package.

6. Install the file "3. node-v20.2-x64"
It will install NodeJS v20.2.0

7. Install the file "4. iisexpress_amd64_en-US"
It will install IIS Express v10

Please note
You can skip step 7 in case you are installing on a Windows Server machine.

8. Start the MAWi Server installation process

Please select the connectivity option you're using from the link provided below, and then proceed directly to the section on the MAWi Server installation guide:

If all goes well, you should see this screen:

10. Install the file "6. rewrite_amd64_en-US"

You should be able to access the MAWi Server now with your browser.

11. Install the ADB tools

This step is only necessary if using the MAWi Player devices 

If you have installed the MAWi Agent on the same machine where the MAWi Server is installed, follow the steps here:
a. Download the zip file from this folder:

b. Unzip the file into your machine's C drive, into Apps folder:

All the files should be extracted into this folder format:

c. Restart your PC after this process is done. 

If the MAWi Agent is installed on a different machine, please run the process above on the PC where MAWi Agent was installed. 

Please note
It's also recommend to update the APK on the MAWi Player, using the guide below