Offline Installation

ROBOTILL does not require an Internet connection to work. An internet connection however is needed if you install the ROBOTILL Server (the main or only computer). If you want to install ROBOTILL without and Internet connection or the ROBOTILL Wizard fails to download the SQL Server install file, then you can follow the instructions below.

1) Create a temp folder

To keep things simple, we will create a temp folder where we will copy the SQL Server file that we will download. 

Create temp folder
  1. Open File Explorer and navigate to your C drive (you can also use another drive if you want to).
  2. Click on 'New Folder'
  3. Type: robotill_temp (again, you can choose another name, but let's keep it simple)

2) Download SQL Server Install File

You can download the install file from the ROBOTILL Website Download (scroll down to 'Additional Downloads').

  • Express 32BIT\SQLEXPR_x86_ENU.exe - Download this file if you have a 32 Bit System
  • Express 64BIT\SQLEXPR_x64_ENU.exe - Download this file if you have a 64 Bit System

To find out if you have a 32 Bit or 64 Bit computer, just type 'About Your PC' in your Windows search bar and press ENTER.

Do not run SQL server install file.

Do not click on 'Open' or 'Run' (you should not run the SQL server install file directly). Select the menu next to the filename and select 'Show in folder'. 

Move SQL server install file

Copy or move the file that was downloaded to your temp folder (C:\robotill_temp).

3) Install the Server

If you haven't installed ROBOTILL yet, you can install it. Otherwise, open ROBOTILL Back Office so that the Database Setup Wizard will start.

Install SQL Server with no internet connection.

On the next page, click on 'Select the SQL Install File I downloaded'.

Select SQL Server Install File

Click on 'Select SQL Server Install File'.

Select SQL Server file.

The ROBOTILL install wizard will then complete the installation. 

4) Cleanup

You can delete the robotill_temp folder that you created.