Update Client

The Printer Installer client is updated regularly for improvements. As such, you can update the client both manually and automatically. The manual update enables you to download the latest update (.exe, .msi, .pkg, and, .deb), which you can email to end-users or place in a location on your network that they can use to update the client on their workstations. Another update option is to update the client on the server, so the next time the end-user logs into the client or refreshes their browser, the client will automatically update. The third option is to update the client via command prompt, GPO, etc. The following steps describe the processes for updating the client on end-users' workstations.

NOTE: You can also set filters to upgrade only designated users or computers.


Option 1: Send the Client Update to End-users to Install on their Workstations

Option 2: Automatically Update the Client through the Admin Console

Option 3: Deploy or Update the Client via Command Prompt, Script, Batch File, or Group Policy

Option 4: Target Client Update to Specific Users or Groups


Option 1: Send the Client Update to End-users to Install on their Workstations

  1. Log in to the Admin Console.
  2. Click Tools > Settings > Client.
  3. In the Deployable Client Packages section, click the link that corresponds to the operating system on which Printer Installer is installed.
  1. When the download is complete, you can send the file to any end-user to enable them to install the client on their own workstations.

Option 2: Automatically Update the Client through the Admin Console

  1. Log in to the Admin Console.
  2. Click Tools > Settings > Client.
  3. Click Enable automatic update during the next client check-in or refresh.
  1. In the Client Update section, click Update Client for the operating system type installed on the end-users' workstations.
  2. Click Save.
  3. The client will be updated either at a timed interval (configured in Tools > Settings > Client under Client Check-in) or during a system login/client refresh.

Option 3: Deploy or Update the Client via Command Prompt, Script, Batch File, or Group Policy

  1. Log in to the Admin Console.
  2. Click Tools > Settings > Client.
  3. In the Deployable Client Packages section, click the link corresponding to the operating system installed on the workstations where the client will also be installed.
  4. Your file will be downloaded to your computer.

  1. Run the following command through a command prompt, script, batch file, or group policy to deploy or update the client on end-users' workstations.
  2. PrinterInstallerClient.msi REINSTALLMODE=vomus REBOOT=ReallySupress REINSTALL=ALL /qn /norestart

Option 4: Target Client Update to Specific Users or Groups

You can update the client for specific Active Directory objects (user, computer, group, container, or organizational unit), IP address range, hostname, or MAC address. In layman's terms, you are updating the client for a specific set of users but not others. The following steps describe the process for targeting specific entities for an update to client on their workstation.

  1. Log in to the Admin Console.
  2. Click Tools > Settings > Client.
  3. Under Client Upgrade, click Enable automatic upgrade during the next client check-in or refresh to make sure it is enabled.
  4. Click Enable auto-deploy item level targeting to ensure it is enabled.
  1. Click Add.
  2. Select the type of filter you want to use to perform the update.
  3. The process you will follow to set up a filter depends on the filter you have selected. For example, the window to create the filter for users is vastly different from the one to create a filter to IP address ranges. For example, the following window appears when you click Add > Active Directory > User, Computer, or Group.

  1. Click Save.