Is internet mandatory in order to install compass with MongoDB 4.2.3 installer?

As I was going through the log generated by MongoDB 4.2.3 installer, I realized that compass installation occurs by downloading from

Does this mean that if there are no internet, the compass will not be downloaded nor installed?

MSI (s) (AC:70) [14:20:14:822]: Invoking remote custom action. DLL: C:\WINDOWS\Installer\MSIAAA0.tmp, Entrypoint: WixQuietExec64

WixQuietExec64: Downloading Compass from

WixQuietExec64: Installing Compass

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Your understanding is correct: installing Compass is an optional task during MongoDB server installation, so the installer is downloaded separately.

If you want to install Compass offline (or separately from the MongoDB server), you can download a standalone Compass installer from the MongoDB Download Centre.