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Dima_M
Employee
Employee

Updatable SmartConsole Early Availability

Hi all,

We’re excited to announce an Updatable SmartConsole Early Availability for CheckMates members. We encourage you to give it a try and eager to get your feedbacks (you can reply to the post or send me an email), your opinion is very valuable for us!

Notes:

  • Current version is based on Check Point R81 General Availability release, please note that current build number doesn’t isn’t real, but once Updatable SmartConsole will be released, it will reflect an actual build number.
  • Installation requires administrator permissions. Update requires admin permissions only if the installation location requires it  (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86) requires admin permissions, %LocalAppData% does not), Background updates without requiring administrator permission will be introduced soon.
  • Currently the update process does not delete previous versions. This feature will be added soon as well.

Instructions:

  • Download  and Install the latest SmartConsole from sk170116
  • When an update is available, a few minutes after SmartConsole is opened, the following message will appear (If SmartConsole was launched from the installation wizard, this message is skipped).

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  • Clicking “Install Now” will be followed after a about a minute by Windows’ message to approve administrator’s permissions for the update process (we are working on a solution to reduce that delay).
  • When the update finishes, another popup will appear:

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  • This will restart SmartConsole into the newly installed version.
  • Uninstalling SmartConsole from the Add/Remove Programs dialog will remove all versions of SmartConsole R81.

 

Looking forward for your feedback!

All the credit goes to: @Omer_Ran   @Raz_Shlomo  @Neta_Sadeh  @Alon_Alapi  

(Edited by PhoneBoy on 21 Feb 2021)

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JozkoMrkvicka
Leader
Leader

Hi,

Looks like link is again broken. Can you check ?

@Dima_M @Raz_Shlomo @Sebastien_Rho @Tomer_Noy 

Kind regards,
Jozko Mrkvicka
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Dima_M
Employee
Employee

@JozkoMrkvicka  revived it, thanks for heads up.

Download 

Garrett_Anderso
Advisor

Hello @Dima_M  -- was the feature recently added to Smartconsole EA to notify end-user of available update with button to install? 

specifically, the dialog box below I grabbed from your post?    I ask because I just opened SmartConsole EA build ?? that I installed couple weeks ago and a click on updates simply stated "a new version was downloaded and installed, click "here" to re-launch".    I was surprised to not have control over install of update.

smartconsole-install-available1.jpg

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Garrett_Anderso
Advisor

Feedback (dec29) --

A great improvement that Smartconsole update mechanism now notifies end-user about available update and allows end-user to selectively install.   I would like the "update available" notification to include clickable web link to SK article that details that specific updates.

In addition, I know this is mostly irrelevant to functionality being testing, but I really don't like Update link in upper left of SmartConsole.  this is "business area" for typical administrator and shouldn't be cluttered with something you'll not be using frequently throughout day/week.  Suggest moving "updates" to lower Left ?   can updates be part of the "what's new" button -- ie.  incorporate available smartconsole updates into page about features available with latest R8xx builds?   make the "what's new" button change size/shape/color when new build available... (make it throb like glowing nuclear material..hoho).

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Dima_M
Employee
Employee

Hey Garrett, 

Thanks for your feedbacks, we want the updates to be non interrupting process, but link to the Sk is a good idea we'll consider.  Are you usually reviewing all the changes between different SmartConsole builds?

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Tobias_Moritz
Collaborator

I can say, that I do 🙂

RamGuy239
Participant

How do I gain access to this? None of the links seems to be working.

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Chris_Atkinson
Employee
Employee

Now included as part of the latest build of SmartConsole for R81 please refer: sk170116 

PhoneBoy
Admin
Admin

Edited the original post to reflect this @Dima_M 

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Richard_Carson
Contributor

Does the updatable console For R81 support App-V packaging?

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