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Software Update Feature Requests 04 Jan 2012 14:32 #252

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The "Software Updates" window seems to be a nice thing.

But it should be possible to create a user group inside this window with the requesting clients.

Reason:

I'd like to create an association that will be activated somewhere in the future (i.e. next monday morning) to not disturbing the users with system upgrades.

It is nearly impossible to do this with hundreds of single client associations.

Okay, and here some other feature requests for the software update feature:

After succesfully installed an update the formerly requesting client stays in the list of the still requesting clients in the Sotware Update window. But of course it is not still requesting, so after successful installing ...

1) this client should disappear from this list. (This seems to happen in some cases but not always.)
2) its association to this update should disappear in the Association window.

Well I just started using this new feature. I guess there will be more feature requests or questions.

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Norbert Wurzel

 Just another request:It 16 Jan 2012 10:47 #901

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Just another request:


It would be very helpful when the association in the Software Update window could be turned into a "Kiosk" association, especially if the package should be deployed automatically.


This would be useful because the user could then decide himself if or when he wants to instll the update.


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Norbert Wurzel

Kiosk Software Updates 12 Apr 2012 17:20 #933

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Hey Norbert,


So when you make an association form the Software Update Window, FileWave creates a standard association. You can in fact change these to be Kiosk associations. If you go to associations, and check the filter button for software updates, you can see them and do the normal, double-click change to kiosk. www.axessed.net/tmp/Filtersoftwareupdates.png




The reason we didn't make it go to groups is that certain updates are for certain machines. We didn't want you sending out a Microsoft update meant for x64 machine with an intel proc to a x32 machine with an AMD proc. Same with Apple, they often include system specific things into these updates, and forcing the wrong one to run on a machine could have negative effects.


I agree that it would be nice to choose from the software update window if something was going to be forced (standard association) or optional (kiosk association). I'll look more into this.


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