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EXE Settings when using auto-upgrade through URL

Created: 28 Jun 2013 • Updated: 01 Jul 2013 | 3 comments
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I have what might be an easy question, but it doesn't seem clear to me, so I thought I would clarify.  

When using auto-upgrade to deploy packages through a URL (so not on the main SEPM server but an alternate web server) do you use the Single EXE deployment, or do you need to copy all of the individual installation files into the directory on the web server? 

When you create a package in SEPM, it says at the top that you shouldn't use Single EXE if you are deploying through Auto-Upgrade, which is where my confusion lies, because it seems that most articles online say to use single EXE for the URL method. 

I may be impatient, but I can't get either method to work.

If it matters, clients are upgrading from 11.0.5 to 12.1

Thank you for your help

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ᗺrian's picture

I've used single exe in the past. Users click on the link to run it. It's pretty straightforward.

Are you getting any errors?

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BlueOcean's picture

Thanks for the reply.  From what I understand with the Auto Upgrade path there shouldn't be a link to click.

I've attached the settings that I have, where the installation path points to a web server.  In this case it is using a Single EXE type of setup.  

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BlueOcean's picture

Just to update this for anyone asking this question in the future, you do use single EXE for auto-upgrade with a URL.  

From what I understand, the only reason the console mentions that you can't use single EXE for auto-upgrade is in the case where you try to import a single EXE into the console itself, which in most cases wouldn't be how you would do it anyway.  

I finally was able to get clients to start downloading the installation package from a URL.