The Live Updater (aka Easy Updates) will notify the customer when a General update or build fix is available to install. Once the Live Updater and System Five are both installed, a user can proceed to configure the Updater options. 

**This new installation method provides options for which machines have what installed, you don't need to install everything on all machines. For Example: you may only want the Training installed on a couple of machines and the rest don't have it. OR you may only want Payroll installed on 1 machine and the rest don't.

 

There are 2 flavors of Installer, General Release or Release Candidate.

*General Releases are deployed roughly once per quarter. (Every 90 days)

*Release Candidates are the Daily builds for Bug Fixes and customer-specific enhancements

Each installed Server will have an auto-update task added to the Windows Task Schedule to check for updates on the Web and notify them when one is available.

Easy updates is only available in 7.0.0.5 or higher and is initially set up by our support team.


To check for updates now:

Double-click this icon added to your desktop during the install process

 


The Process:

effectIMPORTANT: The following is only true if there are updates available for the Customer's Serial Number, opening the Live Updater will have no affect and nothing will be displayed if there are no updates for the Customer's specific Serial Number.
When a notification of an update is displayed, the user can open [Application Name] Live Updater shortcut on Desktop (the next window will vary depending on Server or Workstation). 

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Click “Configure Options” to configure the updater’s behavior, then select one of the following options shown in the image above. The server has the option to “Disable the automatic updates check”. 

 

This image shows options to configure System Five Live Updater’s behavior based on what works for your operation.

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Next window will display the Update Summary, displaying the update version and size.

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