Watchman Monitoring Monitoring Client software ships with Auto-Update enabled, similar to our Mac OS Monitoring Client. Auto-update can be disabled, and updates run manually.
We understand there are some environments where auto-update is not desirable, and we offer the following options:
Click Advanced to access the auto-update settings.
Uncheck Check for automatic updates to disable Auto-update.
The following registry keys manage the setting, and can be applied before installation
The relevant keys are:
; Auto Update. Enabled by default. Set to 0 to disable
In cases where Auto-Update is disabled, or if the auto-update process fails to complete, an update.exe is included.
c:\Program Files (x86)\Monitoring Client\
and manually launch update.exe.
The old and new version numbers will be displayed, as well as confirmation.
(In this example the old version is .38b and new version is .64b)
If your client is up to date you will see a dialog telling you the Latest version is already installed.
Confirm that you want to update by clicking Yes.
You may be prompted to Close (Quit) the any background Windows Update processes. Click Close All Processes.
The update process will download the latest version and install it.
Once complete, click Finish.
Manual Updating from Command Line
To manually update from the command line, execute
c:\Program Files (x86)\Monitoring Client\update.exe /fromservice
update.exe command, must be run as an administrator. You will not be prompted to elevate the access level.
update.exe directly, does not update the registry’s last update check value. Therefor the control panel timestamp will be off.