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FABtool installation


Before proceeding with this instruction make sure you have:

  • A windows10 64 bit computer available.
  • A working internet connection.
  • Received an email containing a key file for the Expert center.

For instruction how to install on Linux go here

Below are instructions how to install the FABtool. You only need to do this once.

FABtool manager

First install the FABtool manager. It downloads, decrypts and installs the actual FABtool.

  1. Save the received key.txt file to a location on your harddrive (like c:\temp)
  2. Download the executable from here
  3. Run the executable and follow the instructions.
  4. Open powershell.

    To open a powershell session go to the windows start menu and start typing powershell. Windows will automatically provide a list of options to choose from. Most likely powershell will be the first option powershell image

  5. In Powershell enter fab followed by enter.

    The output should be something like this:

      ______      ____ _______ ____   ____  _
    |  ____/\   |  _ \__   __/ __ \ / __ \| |
    | |__ /  \  | |_) | | | | |  | | |  | | |
    |  __/ /\ \ |  _ <  | | | |  | | |  | | |
    | | / ____ \| |_) | | | | |__| | |__| | |____
    |_|/_/    \_\____/  |_|  \____/ \____/|______|manager
    Usage: fab.exe [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...
  6. In Powershell, navigate to the location where you saved the key.txt file.

  7. enter fab auto-load . The tool should find the key.txt file and import it.

    If you want you can delete the key.txt file


Now you have installed the FABtool manager you can proceed installing the actual FABtool.

  1. From your PowerShell session enter fab install download. This will download and install the actual FABtool
  2. From your PowerShell session enter fab bootstrap. This will add app icons to your desktop.


You have now finished installing the FABtool.

Go to configuring FABtool or follow the links below.

You can now continue finalize the installation by installing the required hardware. Depending on your target system go to the following links. If you are targeting multiple systems, make sure you visit all the required links.

  • Install EASE hardware, like scanner and dongle.
  • Install BLISS hardware, like scanner and bluetooth.
  • Install PowerView gen1 hardware, like a dongle.

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