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ID: DT06M00077
Version: NoMachine 4
Added on: 2015-06-09
Last update: 2016-02-15
What you need to know about automatic updates in version 4

 

Starting from version 4.6.3 all server installations, included NoMachine (free), have the automatic check for updates enabled.
This means that the server will periodically check our repositories (by default every two days) to verify if updates are available. In this case, the server will prompt a dialog informing the user that a new version is available but it will never automatically update the current installation.


Checking for updates can be disabled from that dialog by selecting the "Don't ask again for this version" option.
Index
1. How to disable the automatic check for updates from the NoMachine GUI
2. How to disable the automatic check for updates from the server configuration
3. How to change frequency of check for updates from the server configuration
4. How to check for updates with the NoMachine Enterprise Client v. 4
5. How to perform automatic updates when the check is disabled

 

 

1. How to disable the automatic check for updates from the NoMachine GUI

 

Launch the server GUI from the !M icon in the system tray: Show the server status -> Server preferences -> Updates and uncheck the "Automatically check for updates" option.

Restarting the server is requested.

 

2. How to disable the automatic check for updates from the server configuration

 

1) Edit the server configuration file (server.cfg) , uncomment and set the following key to 0:

UpdateFrequency 0

This key specifies how often the server must check for updates on NoMachine repositories. The default value is 172800 seconds (two days). Setting this key to 0 disables checking for updates.

2) Restart the server:

nxserver --restart

 

3. How to change frequency of check for updates from the server configuration

 

1) Edit the server configuration file (server.cfg) , uncomment and set a proper value for the following key:

UpdateFrequency 172800

This key specifies how often the server must check for updates on NoMachine repositories. Default value is 172800 seconds (two days). Setting this key to 0 disables checking for updates.

2) Restart the server:

nxserver --restart

 

4. How to check for updates with the NoMachine Enterprise Client

 

The check for Enterprise Client updates continues to be manual. To check for updates, open the GUI and:

- Click on 'Preferences' and 'Updates'.

- Then click on the 'Check now' button.

 

5. How to perform automatic updates when the check is disabled

 

To update any of the NoMachine servers:

- Run the NoMachine GUI from your Programs Menu.

- Click on 'Preferences' and 'Updates'.

- Then click on the 'Check now' button.

 

To update the NoMachine Enterprise Client:

- Click on 'Preferences' and 'Updates'.

- Then click on the 'Check now' button.