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Jan_Kleinhans
Collaborator

Update SmartConsole to new HFA without uninstall

Hello,

every time when there is a new SmartConsole package you have to uninstall the old one and then install the new one.

Is it possible to update without uninstallation?

Jan

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Martin_Valenta
Advisor

No, it always require uninstall/install again, you can backup users settings at least. I have simple spreadsheet like attached..

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Jan_Kleinhans
Collaborator

Hello,

it would be great if Checkpoint would support real updates for SmartConsole.

I hope copying of the user settings will not create any problems.

Thanks,

Jan

Maarten_Sjouw
Champion
Champion

Or just use the Portable version, you can just replace it.

Regards, Maarten
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PhoneBoy
Admin
Admin

Much of these tips also apply to R80.10 as well: R80.20 - Portable SmartConsole + Tips and Tricks

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Yaelle_Harel
Employee Alumnus
Employee Alumnus

Hi All,

We are planning to release an updatable version of Smart Console in 2019!

I will update once it is available.

Thanks

Yaelle  Harel |  Group Manager

Check Point Software Technologies | Management Product

JozkoMrkvicka
Leader
Leader

Can we expect some new "features" like automatic reboot after update?

Kind regards,
Jozko Mrkvicka
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marki
Contributor

Hey there,

Just wondering if this ever made it into GA. Just installed R80.10 JHF: still uninstall/install required.

Or is portable console the official way to go?

Thanks.

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Raz_Shlomo
Employee
Employee

Hi,

 

Update SmartConsole without uninstall/install will be available soon for R80.30 and above.

It includes automatic updates in the background (include installation).

Stay tuned.

 

You can use the portable version as well.

 

Thanks,

Raz

 

JozkoMrkvicka
Leader
Leader

But it will still require admin right to be present on the workstation, right? Just for updating to the latest version ...

Kind regards,
Jozko Mrkvicka
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Raz_Shlomo
Employee
Employee

No. Admin right won't be required.

Daniel_
Contributor

It's 2020 and I have to uninstall 80.40 first (try to upgrade from build  411 to 412)

2020-11-05 13_02_44-SmartConsole prerequisites installation.png

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G_W_Albrecht
Champion
Champion

...and manually delete the PROGRAM folder. We do know why we get our pay 😎

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Danny
Champion
Champion

Someone please write a .bat file that:

  • checks for available updates of all installed SmartConsole versions
  • saves all session information of the installed SmartConsole versions
  • downloads the latest available SmartConsole versions
  • uninstalls the installed SmartConsole versions when a new one is available
  • remove folders the uninstaller might not have deleted
  • installs the new SmartConsole versions
  • restores the previously saved session information
Nik_Bloemers
Collaborator

Honestly, it shouldn't be necessary. I have applications running that were developed by a single person as a hobby that include built-in auto-update functionality. It shouldn't be all that difficult for Check Point to do the same I would hope 😊

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Danny
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Champion

Check Point wrote that they are still working on this while they showed in 2019 that they already have a working internal build.

It's our power as a community to fill such gaps because we are faster than the vendor as we do not have to pass intense QA and EA checks. So whoever is a clever clogs on Windows batch scripting, please help us. As I mentioned above this would also enable us to update older SmartConsole versions as well.

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PhoneBoy
Admin
Admin

And just so you know: it’s still under development.
A version was released internally and some feedback was given about it.
Don’t know what the exact status is, maybe @Dima_M does?

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Raz_Shlomo
Employee
Employee

Hi,

 

Indeed, a version was released internally. We are working on some fixes based on feedback we received and will update with ETA once we have it (hopefully soon).

 

Thanks,

Raz

JozkoMrkvicka
Leader
Leader

Hello @Raz_Shlomo,

Do we have some update on this? Can we expect updatable SmartConsole on R81 ?

Thank you.

Kind regards,
Jozko Mrkvicka
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