FileUpdater is continuously further developed to accomodate new Office-platforms and operating systems. Inquire with SkabelonDesign whether an upgrade is neccesary if you are changing your environment.
FileUpdater cannot upgrade itself therefore upgrades of FileUpdater are delivered by SkabelonDesign when needed.
The installation parameters for the FileUpdaters client can be found in the registry under Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\SkabelonDesign\SDUP.
The FileUpdater client can be updated in two ways.
Option 1. Installation with UPDATEONLY=TRUE
In this scenario the FileUpdater client is updated meaning that an older version is already installed on the PC or PCs, which you do not wish to uninstall first.
In this case install the new SDUpdater.msi with the parameter UPDATEONLY=TRUE.
Note that if you simply install the new MSI directly the existing parameters in the registry will be cleared as in the below screenshot where the values have been stripped of their data – and then the FileUpdater will not be able to function.
The operation in Command Prompt looks like this:
Navigate to the filepath for SDUpdater.msi (or drag and drop the file into the window) add UPDATEONLY=TRUE and push Enter.
Option 2. Reinstalling the FileUpdater Client
The second option is uninstalling the existing installation of the FileUpdater client and subsequently installing the new version.
When the FileUpdater client is uninstalled the parameters are also deleted from the registry. Therefore the new SDUpdater.msi must be installed with the parameters in install.bat.