Imagine Español

Windows auto updates

The Imagine Español Windows app includes an auto update feature. Once installed, the app will automatically update each time a new Imagine Español version is released, eliminating the need to install the app with each release. If you don't want to use the auto update feature, it can be disabled. You can install the new auto updating app over the existing Imagine Español Windows app.


Some Group Policy configurations may cause the Windows standalone app to not update or uninstall correctly. Consider not enabling the automatic updates option for the Windows app if you are managing application installations through a Group Policy Object (GPO).

Installing on a single device

To install the Windows app on a single device

  1. Download the Imagine Español Windows MSI.
  2. Start the process to install the MSI. The Imagine Learning Setup Wizard guides you through the process.
  3. As part of the process to install the app, you are asked if you would like to allow automatic updates. Automatic updates are enabled by default. Click Next to continue installing the app with the automatic update feature.

    Setup screen


    Although the Imagine Español Windows app has the ability to update automatically each night at 12 a.m., updates only occur when there is a new Imagine Español release. If the device power is off at the time when updates are scheduled to occur, updates will run the next time the device power is on.

  4. Or if you don't want automatic updates, click to indicate that updates will be handled manually, then click Next.
  5. Complete the remaining steps to install the app with the Imagine Learning Setup Wizard.
  6. An Imagine Español icon appears on your desktop. Double-click the icon to launch Imagine Language & Literacy.
  7. Enter your server address or Site Code, then click Connect.
  8. Enter your Imagine Español username and password, then click Login.

No-touch network deployment

You can install the Imagine Español MSI on a network using a command-line interface.

To install the Imagine Español Windows MSI on a network


If the argument contains any special characters it must be enclosed in quotation marks. All command-line options are case-insensitive.

MSI command-line options




Enter this parameter, followed by an argument with the path to the Imagine Español MSI (e.g., "C:\Imagine Learning.msi"), to run the installation with a standard GUI interface.

/q, /qn

Enter either parameter to run a silent installation.

Imagine Español settings parameter





on off

The default for this parameter is on. Enter off if you don't want to enable automatic updates for the Windows app.

Standard administrative installation (GUI)
msiexec.exe /i "C:\Imagine Learning.msi"
Silent administrative installation with parameters
msiexec.exe /i "C:\Imagine Learning.msi" /qn autoupdate="off"
  1. Download the Imagine Español Windows MSI.
  2. Complete the process to install the MSI.
  3. Run the Windows Command Prompt as an administrator. From the Windows Start menu, right click on the program and select Run as administrator.
  4. Enter the parameters necessary for your desired configuration from the command line interface, using Microsoft command-line options (see table below for relevant MSI commands) and Imagine Español parameters.
  5. Execute the command.
    Command line return codes




    Returned when an exception occurs and no other error code is specified.


    Invalid MSI identifier.


    Duplicate search signature.


    Duplicate search signature.


    Search signature was not found.


    Command line is invalid.


    Command file format is invalid (possible unsupported encoding).


    The date is an invalid MS-DOS date.

Configuring scheduled tasks and viewing logs

After the app is installed, you can check to see if updates are scheduled, change update settings, and view logs for the Windows app.

To check for updates

C:\Program Files (x86)\Imagine Learning>ILUpdater.exe /checknow
  1. From a command-line interface, enter the path to ILUpdater.exe, followed by /checknow.
  2. A window is displayed containing information about updates.

    Software up to date notification

To configure scheduled tasks

  1. From the Windows Start menu, search for Task Scheduler and open the application.
  2. Click on the Task Scheduler Library folder.
  3. Scroll through the scheduled tasks displayed in the window to see information about the ILUpdater task.
  4. Click on the ILUpdater task to configure settings using Task Scheduler.

To view logs

  1. From the Windows Start menu, search for Event Viewer and open the application.
  2. Click to open the Windows Logs folder.
  3. Click Application and System to view log information related to the Imagine Español Windows app.