Installing the Particular Platform Without the Platform Installer

The Particular Platform Installer handles installing prerequisites for NServiceBus and the Particular Platform products. This guide details how to install to achieve the same results on a computer that does not have internet connectivity.

.NET prerequisite version

The Particular Platform products require .NET 4.6.2. Before proceeding, ensure that this version of .NET is available on the system. More detailed information about .NET can be found on the Wikipedia .NET Overview.

Platform Installer components

The Platform Installer installs 4 component parts:

  • NServiceBus Prerequisites
  • ServiceControl
  • ServicePulse
  • ServiceInsight

Each of these will be detailed below:

NServiceBus Prerequisites

The NServiceBus Prerequisites option in the Platform Installer configures the system to run NServiceBus endpoints using Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) by doing the following:

  • Adds, configures, and starts the MSMQ service.
  • Configures and starts the Microsoft Distributed Coordinator Service.

These actions are available via the NServiceBus PowerShell module. This module is available as a standalone installation. Once the module is installed, open a PowerShell prompt as an administrator and issue the following commands:

Import-Module NServiceBus.PowerShell


The installation executable for ServiceControl can be downloaded directly from the ServiceControl releases page.


The installation executable for ServiceInsight can be downloaded directly from the ServiceInsight releases page.


The installation executable for ServicePulse can be downloaded directly from the ServicePulse releases page.

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