Installing RemoteSpark using an app package

To install RemoteSpark, you’ll need to have received an app package from our Sales team.

If you have received an app package, do the following:


HoloLens

IMPORTANT: to side load an application, the HoloLens must be in Developer Mode and the Device Portal must be turned on. The Device Portal is a web server on your HoloLens that you can connect to via USB or WiFi on your PC.  If you haven’t yet set up the HoloLens Device Portal, see here for instructions.

Installing the app using Windows Device Portal via USB:

  1. Extract (unzip) the RemoteSpark application package.
    • This is necessary in order to do the install on HoloLens.
  2. Connect the HoloLens to your PC with a micro-USB cable.
  3. From a web browser on your PC, go to https://127.0.0.1:10080/You should an error message “This site is not secure”, click Details (or Advanced on other browsers) and go on to the website.

    1. Log in when prompted.

    1. Click Apps under Views on the navigation bar along the left side of the home page of the Device Portal interface.
    2. Click Browse/Choose File under Select application package.
      • Select RemoteSpark (APPXBUNDLE File).

    7. Select the checkbox for Allow me to select framework packages.

    8. Click Next.

    9. Click Browse/Choose File under Choose any necessary dependencies.

    10. From the Dependencies folder of the RemoteSpark file, select an x86 dependency. Click Open.

    • Repeat this step for each dependency as you can only select one at a time.

    11. Click Install.

Installing the app using Windows Device Portal via WiFi:

You’ll need to have the HoloLens and PC connected to the same WiFi network.

  1. Extract (unzip) the RemoteSpark application package.
    • This is necessary in order to do the install on HoloLens.

2. On your HoloLens, locate the device’s IPV4 address from Settings/Network and Internet/WiFi/Hardware Properties.

  • If there are many WiFi networks in range of your device, you may have to scroll down to the bottom of the list to find Hardware Properties.

3. On a PC that’s connected to the same WiFi network as the HoloLens, type the IP address of the HoloLens in your web Browser to bring up the Windows Device Portal.

You should an error message “This site is not secure”, click Details (or Advanced on other browsers) and go on to the website.

  1. Log in when prompted.

  1. Click Apps under Views on the navigation bar along the left side of the home page of the Device Portal interface.
  2. Click Browse/Choose File under Select application package.
    • Select RemoteSpark (APPXBUNDLE File).

7. Select the checkbox for Allow me to select framework packages.

8. Click Next.

9. Click Browse/Choose File under Choose any necessary dependencies.

10. From the Dependencies folder of the RemoteSpark file, select an x86 dependency. Click Open.

  • Repeat this step for each dependency as you can only select one at a time.

11. Click Install.


Installing the app using MDM (follow steps for appx files):

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/hololens/hololens-install-apps#use-mdm-to-deploy-apps-to-hololens

 


PC

These are the steps for side-loading RemoteSpark on a Windows 10 PC/tablet.

Note: ensure your device has sideloading enabled.

On un-managed devices, this can be done by going to Settings Update & SecurityFor Developers. 

Under Use Developer Features, select Sideload Apps or Deverloper Mode.

On managed devices, this can be done by deploying an Enterprise Policy.

Install using PowerShell


  1. Extract (unzip) the RemoteSpark file.
  2. Right click on the PowerShell Script.
  3. Click Run with PowerShell.

4. When the PowerShell window opens, type in “R” or “A” and the Enter key.

  • You may need to do this twice.

5. PowerShell will run to install RemoteSpark.


Install with App Installer

To install using Microsoft’s App Installer, be sure it’s installed on your machine.

Import the Security Certificate

  1. Double click the certificate (.cer file) to launch the Certificate Import Wizard.

2. Install the certificate in Local Machine – click Next.

 

User Account Control window prompt: “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your computer?”

  1. Click Yes.

A 2nd Certificate Import Wizard window will appear.

  1. Select Place all certificates in the following store – click Browse

  Do not select Automatically select the certificate store based on the type of certificate.


Select Certificate Store window will appear.

  • Select Trusted People – click OK.

Install Dependencies

Return to the File Explorer window with RemoteSpark Assistant.

  1. Click the Dependencies folder.

2. Click (x86).

3. Click on each dependency to install.

  1. Click Open.

  1. Click Install.

Install RemoteSpark app package

Return to File Explorer window with all RemoteSpark Assistant files

  1. Double click the app package (.appx file).

  1. Click Open.
  2. Click Install.