How to Install the DS ControlPoint software on a client PC using the DSInstaller package.


How to Install the DS ControlPoint software on a client PC using the DSInstaller.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management


  • Digital Sentry
  • DS ControlPoint
  • DSInstaller
  • USB-DS
  • USB-DS2


The DSSRV ships with a USB flash drive which includes a system recovery image as well as the full DSInstaller software package, if the DS ControlPoint software needs to be installed on a client PC the provided USB flash drive with the DSInstaller package can be used.


The DSInstaller package is the full Digital Sentry Server and DS ControlPoint Client installer, it is included on the USB-DS recovery USB flash drive which ships with all new DSSRV recorders.  This is also the primary upgrade package used to upgrade the Digital Sentry software from older versions. The software can be download using this article : Where can I download the latest version of Digital Sentry software.

Install from DSInstaller package or DSSRV / DSSRV2 USB Recovery media - Install DS ControlPoint client only:

Most of the DSInstaller files are now hidden on all USB-DS and USB-DS2 recovery sticks that are shipped with the units.  There are two files/folders that are not hidden by default "DS_Launcher.exe" and "Documentation".

One option is to navigate to Start > Control Panel > Folder Options > View tab > enable "Show hidden files, folders, and drivers".

Below is instructions using the DS_Launcher.exe which does not require hidden files to be displayed.

  1. Insert the USB stick into the client PC, navigate to [USB drive] > folder.

  2. Double-click the DS_Launcher.exe to start the installation process.

  3. Click Yes if prompted by User Account Control.

  4. Click the Install Software button.

  5. Click on the Launch Installer button.

  6. Click Next >

  7. Accept the license agreement and click on Next >

  8. Select the option Remote Viewing Software Only (DS ControlPoint).

  9. This will now start the DS ControlPoint installation, use the default options for any remaining prompts to complete.


Information on the installation process for the DS ControlPoint software, refer to article: How to install the DS ControlPoint client software.
Information on configuring DS ControlPoint to connect to a DVR, refer to article: Configure DS ControlPoint Client to connect to a Digital Sentry Series, DVX (Master Control) or DX Series recorder?