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On this page, you'll learn:

  • What is the difference between installing the full platform or only the 'client'
  • How to install the client and the server software.
  • To solve certain problems you may encounter during installation.

Download latest release

To try out MSP Challenge yourself, you only need to download and install the client application, and log on to one of our demo servers. Note that this is suitable for demonstration purposes only (so not full-on sessions) as the demo servers are accessible to anyone anywhere in the world and reset themselves daily.

Download only the client or download the full platform
Current release:

Version 4.0-beta6: Windows | macOS

Dated 25 Nov 2020 | Release notes

Current release:

Version 4.0-beta6

In private beta testing, not publicly available yet

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Previous releases

Always download and install the latest version, as listed above under 'Download latest release'.

Client-only installer Full platform installer
  • Version 4.0-beta5 - 05 Oct 2020
  • Version 4.0-beta4 - 22 Jul 2020
  • Version 4.0-beta3 - 10 Mar 2020
  • Version 4.0-beta2 - 26 Nov 2019
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System requirements

Please take note of our system requirements listed here.

Client-only installation instructions

This is useful if you only want to quickly try out MSP Challenge, or if you are an end user getting ready to join an MSP Challenge session. This is because you will only install the client application, i.e., the application that end users use. After installation you can log on to one of our demo servers. Note that this is suitable for demonstration purposes only (so not full-on sessions) as the demo servers are accessible to anyone anywhere in the world and reset themselves daily.

Instructions for Windows 10

Simply download the latest client-only installer above and run it.

Depending on your Windows 10 security settings, you might get a blue Windows Defender SmartScreen notice. If you do, you'll have to click on More Info, check the box (if present) to indicate you want to continue, and click on Run Anyway.

You'll be presented with an installation wizard. Just follow the steps.

If you are upgrading to any newer version, we advise you to uninstall the older version first (go to Settings > Apps, and scroll down the list).

The installer will add a shortcut to your Start menu, and optionally one on your Desktop (depending on whether you selected that option during installation).

Instructions for macOS

Simply download the latest client-only ZIP above, and allow macOS to unpack it first. If you like, you can then drag the MSP Challenge app over to Applications and/or your Dock.

Opening MSP Challenge the very first time is a little tricky. You'll have to do it from the Finder. First press and hold the Control key, then click on MSP Challenge and select Open. You will get a warning that won't allow you to continue. If so, then close the warning, and again hold the Control key, click on MSP Challenge and select Open. Yes, you might have to do the exact same thing twice. The second time you should definitely get the option to Open the file regardless of the warning. The default security settings of macOS will not allow you to start MSP Challenge any other way the first time.

Next time you can just click on it to open it from your Dock or Applications as you would normally do. All of the above will no longer be necessary, thankfully.

Full platform (client, server and tools) installation instructions

Version 4.0-beta6 of the full platform is in private beta testing at the moment.