Download the installation media
Download the latest release of CAST Extend Offline from https://extend.castsoftware.com/#/extension?id=com.castsoftware.aip.extendservice&version=latest.
Run the setup
Double click the executable file as provided with the installation media. You may be prompted to allow the installation - click Yes:
Choose a location on the local machine that will be used for the installation. The setup will suggest: %PROGRAMFILES%\CAST\ExtendService, but you are free to choose a different location. Click Next to continue:
Verify and modify (if necessary) the server name and port number. This information forms CAST Extend Offline URL:
|Server name||The setup will use the server's name as defined in Windows.|
|Server port||The 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.|
A brief summary of the chosen options will be displayed. The installation will start when you click Install:
The installation will proceed:
On completion the following screen is displayed. Click Finish:
What is installed?
On completion of the installation, all files related to CAST Extend Offline are stored in:
The following Windows Services will be created:
|Windows Service name||Description||Listening Port||Auto start?||Notes|
|CAST_ExtendService||CAST Extend Offline service||8085 (default)||You may need to adjust firewall rules on the server to allow incoming connections on the listening port.|
CAST Extend Offline runs under the following executables:
Installed third-party software
Testing the installation
To test CAST Extend Offline, browse to the following location from a different machine on your local network. Change server_name and port to match your installation:
If CAST Extend Offline is functioning, the following should be returned:
A GUI has been implemented for CAST Extend Offline n v. ≥ 1.1.0-beta2 - this is identical to the GUI offered in https://extend.castsoftware.com/. Browsing to http://<server>:<port> will auto redirect to http://<server>:<port>/#/search-results allowing you to browse the available extensions:
Updating the available extensions in CAST Extend Offline
CAST Extend Offline is provided empty in v. ≥ 1.1.0 and content must be uploaded before it can be used - see Update CAST Extend Offline with new content.
If the AIP Node/Server accessing the CAST Extend Offline 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.