This page will always refer to the latest version of Macrobond, which is currently 1.25.105.

Requirements

There are two variations of the installation script: one that installs only the 32-bit version of Macrobond add-ins and one that installs both 32 and 64-bit versions. It is recommended to always install the 64-bit version if you run a 64-bit version of Windows. The setup program provided by the link below, will automatically select the correct version.

The Macrobond installation requires administrator privileges. If you do not have them please contact your IT team and provide them with a link to this page. Macrobond application requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later, which can be installed as an optional component from Windows Update or as an installation program at the Microsoft .NET downloads web site.

Macrobond application 1.25, released in the second half of 2021, and later will require .NET Framework 4.6.2.

You can find more information about the technical requirements and deployment here: Deploying the Macrobond application

Download integrity

The setup program and scripts are digitally signed using a certificate issued to "Macrobond Financial AB". You can inspect the digital signature to verify the integrity and authenticity of the files.

Installation

The setup program

To install the Macrobond application please download and run the setup program and follow the installation instructions. This can be done both for the first installation and subsequent upgrades.
For security reasons you should download and run the setup program from an empty directory or use the command line installation as described below

Download the setup program

In some environments, programs and installation files are blocked and cannot be downloaded or are prevented from running. In this case, the instruction below - for installation that is scripted or based on dowloaded files - might be helpful.

Install from downloaded files

Download one of the ZIP files, extract, and then run the install.bat file in the extracted folder or use the MSI and MSP files in ZIP as parameters to the MsiExec program, which comes with Windows.

Please note that Windows Installer might want to access the local installation files again in the future, such as when doing automatic repairs, and it might be a good idea not to remove the extracted files.

Macrobond installation files for 32-bit Windows

Macrobond installation files for 64-bit Windows

Command line installation

If you do not use the supplied bat file, you can use a command similary to this to perform the installation:


msiexec PATCH=somepath\macrobondpatch.msp /i somepath\macrobond.msi

Upgrading

There are new versions of the Macrobond application several times per year. Typically there are 3-4 major versions with new functionality and then maintenance releases as needed with minor improvements.
The best way to upgrade an existing installation is to select “Check for update” on the Help menu in the Macrobond application.
help: check for update
This might not work if you run in a locked-down environment. In that case you can follow the setup procedure above.

Command line

If you already have Macrobond installed you can upgrade it by executing one of the following commands.

For 64-bit installations:

msiexec /p https://download.macrobond.com/installation/mainapp/1.23.0.3853-release/Patch-1.25.105.21508-release.x64.msp

For 32-bit installations:

msiexec /p https://download.macrobond.com/installation/mainapp/1.23.0.3853-release/Patch-1.25.105.21508-release.msp

Version numbers

Version numbers consist of three parts, where the first two numbers denote the major version and the third number is the revision. The revision number is always increased for each maintenance release, but may not be consecutive.