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Summary: step-by-step instructions for installing CAST Extend Proxylocal server.


Administration Center will be displayed. You should now make some initial choices about how CAST Extend local server functions - see Manage CAST Extend local server via Administration Center for an explanation of the available options:

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Configuring AIP Console to use CAST Extend


local server

To use CAST Extend Proxy local server in AIP Console there are two methods, available in AIP Console  1.21.0-funcrel:

Configuration during initial start-up wizard (new installations)

During the initial start-up wizard, a new an option will be available in Step 4: Connect to CAST Extend:

The required information is as follows:


Download the installation media

Download the latest release of CAST Extend Offline from

Run the installation

Interactive setup

Double click the executable file as provided with the installation media. You may be prompted to allow the installation - click Yes:

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The installation wizard will be displayed. Read and accept the license agreement and click Next:

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Choose a location on the local machine that will be used for the installation. The setup will suggest: %PROGRAMFILES%\CAST\ExtendProxyExtend, but you are free to choose a different location. Click Next to continue:

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Fill in the required information. Note that Server name and Server port will form the CAST Extend Proxy local server URL that needs to be configured in AIP Console or in Extension Downloader:

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Your Extend password
Server namehostnameThe setup will use the server's namehostname as defined in Windows.
Server portThe setup will use port 8085 by default. If you have another service running on this port, you are free to choose a different port number. Note that CAST Extend Offline also uses this port number by default, therefore if you already have CAST Extend Offline installed, please ensure you are not using the same port.
Your Extend emailEnter your CAST Extend credentials - these will be used to connect to CAST Extend and fetch the required extensions.
, or uninstall CAST Extend Offline.
Data folder location

Choose a location to store the CAST Extend Proxy local server data - i.e. the extensions that have been downloaded automatically or manually uploaded. The setup will suggest: %PROGRAMDATA%\CAST\ExtendProxyExtend.

A brief summary of the chosen options will be displayed. The installation will start when you click Install:

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The installation will proceed:

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A summary screen will be displayed. Please take note of the:

  • API key - this will be required when configuring AIP Console to use
CAST Extend Proxy.

Click Next to terminate the installation process:

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Silent installation

If you would prefer to run a silent installation, please use the following command line:

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com.castsoftware.aip.extendproxy.<version>.exe /SP- /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /LOG="filename.log" /LOADINF="filename.inf"

/SILENTInstructs Setup to be totally silent. When Setup is totally silent the wizard and , the background window are not displayed but and the installation progress window isare not displayed. Everything else is normal, so for example error messages during installation are displayed. If you do not want the progress window to be displayed, use /VERYSILENTSILENT instead.
/LOG="filename.log"Allows you to specify a fixed path/filename to use for the log file, for example install.log. If a file with the specified name already exists it will be overwritten. If the file cannot be created, Setup will abort with an error message.

Instructs Setup to load the settings from the specified file after having checked the command line, for example install.infThefile should be defined before running the installation, with the following syntax:

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Dir=C:\Program Files\CAST\ExtendProxyExtend
Group=CAST Extend

Modify DirServerName, ServerPort, ExtendMail and and ExtendPassword to the required values, for example:

  • Dir= the path to the installation location. CAST recommends installing to C:\Program Files\CAST\Extend, but you are free to change this to another location if necessary.
  • ServerName= the host name of the server on which you are installing the service
  • ServerPort=8085 (as required) the port number on which the service will run. CAST recommends using 8085, but you are free to change this if necessary.
  • ExtendMail= enter your CAST Extend login email address
  • ExtendPassword= enter your CAST Extend password corresponding to the login you entered for ExtendMail=


Note that the Microsoft Windows UAC prompt will be displayed regardless. It is not possible to supress this.

What is installed?


On completion of the installation, all files related to CAST Extend Proxy Extend are stored in:

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Windows Services

The following Windows Services will be created:

Windows Service nameDescriptionListening PortAuto start?Notes
CAST_ExtendProxyCAST Extend Proxy local server service8085 (default)(tick)You may need to adjust firewall rules on the server to allow incoming connections on the listening port.

Running executables

CAST Extend Proxy local server runs under the following executables:

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Installed third-party software

The following table lists all third-party software that is shipped and installed with CAST Extend Proxylocal server:


Testing the installation

To test CAST Extend Proxy, browse to the following location

Initial post install setup

When CAST Extend local server has been installed, browse to the admin URL provided in the last screen of the setup installer, preferably from a different machine on your local network. Change You can find out more about accessing the Administration Center in Manage CAST Extend local server via Administration Center. For example, change server_name and port to match your installation:

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If CAST Extend Proxy local server is functioning, the following should be returned:

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Enter the URL of your on-premises deployment of CAST Extend Proxylocal server. This will take the form:

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By default CAST Extend Proxy local server runs on port 8085.

API key

Enter your CAST Extend Proxy local server API key. This will have been generated during the installation of CAST Extend Proxy local server and is displayed in the final summary screen of the installer:

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Alternatively you can find the API key in the following location on the server on which CAST Extend Proxy local server is installed:

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The key is located on the line APIKEY:

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  "PORT": 8085,
  "STORAGE_DIR": "c:/ProgramData/CAST/ExtendProxyExtend",
  "PACKAGE_DIR": null,
  "LOG_DIR": "C:/Program Files/CAST/ExtendProxyExtend/logs",
  "PUBLIC_URL": "http://WIN10TEST:8085/",
  "EXTEND_URL": "",
  "APIKEY": "XCGN1-9263B92E143984F6EF357684F7EFD3EE336C6E7A5F2278ADE1352D7BD34147FFC60F94920F90B9095EBDBD11<api_key>",
  "USERADMI": "",
  "CREDENTIALS": "CRYPTED2:A65B5035B193DB7B2B59221admi1b878be2b185ff2ceada943c07b066c3bbfd9f9f5c5d931fe57da43e7b98dd4cad77ad4aacd95141ebb8b27d2edd666b5ab91f76cc95ae4b2e9c7c95121eb5322",
  "SYNC_TYPE": "auto"

Configuration in System Settings (existing upgraded installations)

If you are currently using CAST Extend (live) or CAST Extend Offline, you can switch to CAST Extend Proxy local server using the CAST Extend - System Settings in the Administration Center. The same settings are required as explained above for the initial startup-wizard:

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Updating the available extensions in CAST Extend


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CAST Extend Proxy local server is provided empty but will be automatically populated when an extension is requested by AIP Console/Extension Downloader. It is also possible to update the content manually - see Update CAST Extend Proxy local server with new content.

Proxy configuration

If the AIP Node/Server accessing CAST Extend Proxy local server is configured to pass all outgoing connections through a proxy (via the Windows proxy settings or via the AIP Console settings), then you may need to whitelist the IP address/host name of the server running CAST Extend Offline in order to route connections correctly.