Set up Hideez Client app

The installation package comes in two forms:

  1. Bootstrapper (.exe)

  2. MSI package (.msi)

You can find the .exe installation file here.

Bootstrapper

Bootstrapper is a special application that is used to install prerequisites that are required by the installed application.

The Hideez Client Bootstrapper contains:

  1. Two Hideez Client MSI. One for 32-bit architecture and one for 64-bit architecture

  2. Two C++ 2015-2019 Redistributables. One for 32-bit architecture and one for 64-bit architecture

  3. .NET Framework 4.7.2 web installer

The bootstrapper automatically determines the architecture of the system (32-bit or 64-bit) and installs the respective components without need for user input on the matter.

MSI Package

Installation from an MSI file does not install additional components. They must be installed separately, but the MSI file can be used in automatic installation scripts.

System modifications by MSI package

During installation the package will make the following modifications to the system:

  1. Application is installed under the following path %ProgramFiles%\Hideez\Client\

  2. A new registry key is created under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Hideez\Client

  3. A registry value client_hes_address (type REG_SZ) is created under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Hideez\Client and contains Hideez Enterprise Server address

  4. A custom Hideez CSR driver is installed on all compatible devices

  5. A new folder is created in the following location %ProgramData%Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Hideez and contains a shortcut to the Hideez Client executable file

  6. A registry value Hideez Client is created under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and contains a path to the application executable file HideezClient.exe from the installation folder

  7. The application is added to the Programs and Features table in Windows

    1. If installed using Bootstrapper, the entry is called Hideez Client

    2. If installed using MSI, the entry is called Hideez Client Update <version>, where <version> is changed based on assembly version

If Hideez Client application is running during the installation process, the installer will try to stop services and client application without asking for additional user input.

Both installation options (Bootstrapper and MSI package) support the transfer of parameters from the command line:

The parameters are not mandatory. The installation can be performed without specifying parameters.

Example of setup with parameters

MSI

The following line is executed from the command line terminal:

> hideezclientsetup.msi HESADDRESS="http://192.168.10.249/" INSTALLDONGLEDRIVER="1"

The execution of this line will result in the installation of the application and custom bluetooth driver. The installed application will then try to connect to the Hideez Enterprise Server at the following address: http://192.168.10.249/

Note: For the quiet (silent) installation, the command must be executed with administrator permissions.

Bootstrapper

The following line is executed from the command line terminal:

> hideezclientsetup.exe HESAddress="http://192.168.10.249/" InstallDongleDriver="1"

The execution of this line will result in the installation of the application and custom bluetooth driver. The installed application will then try to connect to the Hideez Enterprise Server at the following address: http://192.168.10.249/