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Request New Features or Software (Free Home Updater) / Feature request.
« on: September 23, 2015, 05:26:20 AM »
Love this software, I'm a sysadmin at a university and I've used this for a long time now.. 

I don't know if you are looking for ways to extend the program,  but if I was asked... these are the features I'd ask for.

* Ability to be called remotely and told to update just specific packages easily.  (I have patchmypc in the same location on all our machines..  I can call it using altiris for example with whatever parameters I want.   I'd would be fastastic to just be able to call it like: patchmypc.exe /s /patchonly "Adobe Flash ActiveX"  "Adobe Flash Plugin"  and have it patch just those items.    Flash is a good example of why this would be good.. weekly security patches, but we can't update everything across the board because we have machines with differing needs and purposes. (for example some machines must have specific versions of Java etc)

* Ability to be called remotely and told to uninstall a package.   You have an uninstaller tab anyway, and it's very handy.. but if I could tell it to do stuff remotely it would be absolutely brilliant.   I can package up an adobe tool to unstall flash, but it would be way faster to just call patchmypc something like: patchmypc.exe /s /removeonly "Adobe Flash ActiveX" "Adobe Flash Plugin"

* Ability to specify if a browser close warning is issued even in /s mode.   our academics are a tech illiterate lot sometimes.. and they will close patchmypc without reading it.. I'd like to be able to trigger a warning mode, followed 2 minutes later by force closing the browsers. something like:
patchmypc.exe /forceclosewarning 2min /patchonly "Adobe Flash ActiveX"  "Adobe Flash Plugin"   

* Same as above, except /installonly   to install one of the apps.. so:   patchmypc.exe /s /installonly "Paint.net" "AIMP"

That would be my wishlist, but as I said, I already thing this app is one of my favorite time savers.  I've recommended this to loads of folks now.

best regards

Franki


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General Questions (Free Home Updater) / Re: Switches And More Info
« on: January 25, 2013, 03:25:28 AM »
Weird..

I've got the following batch script:

@echo off
c:\windows\regedit -S C:\BIZ\patchmyPC.reg
C:\BIZ\PatchMyPC.exe /s

The reg inport is just the ignored apps..  that works fine... but running it with /s puts patchmypc into the task bar,  but doesn't seem to update anything so I swapped to a hidden window with /auto which works, but only for the common apps that I can see.   Clients are win7 64bit. Tested with all apps closed so it wasn't waiting for anything.  when you go into the taskbar icon and open it it still shows all the apps that need updating.

any idea what could be causing /s not to work in win7?

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General Questions (Free Home Updater) / Re: Switches And More Info
« on: January 23, 2013, 10:48:05 PM »
Sorry to pull up an old thread.. but it's about switches..

Is there a switch that tells it to install all common and all optional software unless it's in the ignore list?

I've setup a deployment that uses the registry keys and that works fine..  but it only updates the java/flash etc and we'd like it to install any of the optional software that it finds already installed. (google earth, winSCP irfanview that sort of thing.. basically anything it hasn't been told to ignore.

Is this possible?

regards

Frank

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