Automating Temps Plus Software Updates

The tpAutoFtp program can be run in fully automatic mode by adding “Auto” to the command line. For example, c:program filesbridgeware systemstemps plus jkm 4tpAutoFtp Auto

When run this way, the automating Temps Plus software updates program will automatically log on to the Bridgeware site, download any updates and copy them to the npath. It creates a log that it puts in the npath, named “AUpdates.txt” which contains the date and time the update was performed and a list of the files that were updated.
When workstations log in, theautomating Temps Plus software updates program automatically checks for AUpdates.txt in the npath and, if found, reads the date and time of the last update. It then compares this date/time value to a registry setting of the last update it installed. If the values are not equal it automatically runs the workstation update program (updates.exe) and installs the updates. If there is a problem installing the updates (like a file it is trying to replace being in use), it makes a registry setting to automatically perform the updates the next time the system is restarted.
With these new features, a client could use the Windows Task Scheduler (available from the control panel) to have one machine on the network execute tpAutoFtp on a regularly scheduled basis (weekly, monthly, etc) and all the workstations on the network would take care of themselves.

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