Compiling dedicated server without getting github source

Is it possible to compile dedicated server executable without first compiling an editor from github? If not then what is the purpose of providing an UE download tool with already precompiled editor?

Any response?

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Hi iShadowfax,

Thank you for your report. We were not able to investigate this on the engine version you reported, but there have been many version changes to UE4 since this question was first posted. With a new version of the Engine comes new fixes and it is possible that this issue has changed or may no longer occur. Due to timetable of when this issue was first posted, we are marking this post as resolved for tracking purposes. If you are still experiencing the issue you reported in the current engine version, then please respond to this message with additional information and we will investigate as soon as possible. If you are experiencing a similar, but different issue at this time, could you please submit a new report for it.

I created a pull request that added such functionality to UE, but it was rejected:

Hi Slonopotamus,

Thank you for your response. Checking the link, I see that staff responded there at Github with an explanation as to why it was rejected. Thank you for your contribution!