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Firefox for Windows (currently 4.0) - Kaseya 6.0.1 and above ONLY - Read description!

This is a new type of application update procedure I've created to allow for a few important features:


    •    Automatically leverage Patch Management File Source configuration for application deployment
    •    Deploy new versions of an application without having to change the procedure -- just run it again
    •    Allow for quick modification to deploy new applications by just editing a few lines


Be sure you're using Kaseya 6.0.1 which now supports 'global' variables -- check for this under System --> Configure, you should see your version number at the top. If you need 6.0.1, just contact support.

To import the procedure, just extract the XML and import it with the Agent Procedures -> Import button, clicking either a private or public folder first which the procedure will reside.

As soon as you import, as mentioned in the description of the procedure, be sure edit the procedure and change the two 'Schedule Procedure' steps at the bottom to reference this specific procedure itself.

If you have systems setup to use the Kaseya server as the file source (usually not the case), you should download the application's EXE to the public files folder of your Kaseya server. You can easily upload it with the Agent Procedures -> Manage Files button.

In the case of Firefox-Windows, the actual URL we'll be using will be located at http://files.kaseya.com/sftp/appupdates/firefox-windows/firefox-windows-url.txt -- this text file contains the URL of the file you need to grab.

You will see 'firefox-windows' is a variable in the procedure -- this allows us to quickly change the variable to match a common file and folder structure on our site so myself or other Kaseyans can update these variables to pull down the latest version of an application, negating the need to import a new procedure every time. Ideally, you could schedule this procedure to run regularly to keep Adobe Flash for Non-Active X browsers up to date.

Be sure to check the Agent Procedure log as you are testing out this procedure, as I did my best to log down exactly what is happening with the procedure for troubleshooting purposes. You can also use the procedure log to enhance your Executive Summary to show how many times the application has been updated, or to view the results of a large number of systems with a Log -> Agent Procedure log report.

Please post any feedback -- I'm looking forward to seeing how well this is received :)

Benjamin Lavalley, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Kaseya

Comments
  • Firefox for Windows (currently 4.0) - Kaseya 6.0.1 and above ONLY - Read description!

    Hi. Thanks for this awesome post. I am only wondering how I can report on the number of times updated/installed?

    Any assistance would be great. Thanks.

  • Firefox for Windows (currently 4.0) - Kaseya 6.0.1 and above ONLY - Read description!

    I'll try to get that posted up later this week with some screenshots. It is a matter of modifying the Exec Summary to queue off the agent procedure log , looking for a particular key word from this procedure that would indicate Firefox updated.

  • Firefox for Windows (currently 4.0) - Kaseya 6.0.1 and above ONLY - Read description!

    Thanks, but we need german versions.

  • Firefox for Windows (currently 4.0) - Kaseya 6.0.1 and above ONLY - Read description!

    Is it possible to deploy this procedure with IT Center? It seems that we don't have the ability to upload a file to the server, so I had to delete the step where it queries the Firefox exe on the server, and without that step it appears that deploying the script fails.

  • Firefox for Windows (currently 4.0) - Kaseya 6.0.1 and above ONLY - Read description!

    I don't know about the availability of file management within IT Center, but you should be able to setup the File Source under Patch Management to either Internet or File Share and the procedure will not attempt to write the file from the Kaseya server.

  • Firefox for Windows (currently 4.0) - Kaseya 6.0.1 and above ONLY - Read description!

    This procedure will also now deploy Firefox 3.6.13.

  • Firefox for Windows (currently 4.0) - Kaseya 6.0.1 and above ONLY - Read description!

    Updated to deploy Firefox 4.0!

  • Firefox for Windows (currently 4.0) - Kaseya 6.0.1 and above ONLY - Read description!

    Updated for Firefox 4.0.1

  • Firefox for Windows (currently 4.0) - Kaseya 6.0.1 and above ONLY - Read description!

    Ben,

    This link; download.mozilla.org defined in the firefox-windows url txtno longer works.

    Can this be updated?