Installing and Managing Vault Applications

You can manage vault-specific client and server applications via M-Files Admin. These applications allow you to modify and extend the behavior of your M-Files Desktop and M-Files Server. This way you can choose to give priority to the functions that are the most important for the efficiency of your organization.

The application can be either a client application or a server application:
  • Client applications run on M-Files client computers and affect the behavior of M-Files Desktop.
  • Server applications run on the M-Files server computer and affect M-Files server behavior.
Note: Creating applications requires advanced programming skills. Instructions for the programming are available from the M-Files technical staff for a separate fee. For more documentation and sample applications, see the guide to M-Files UI Extensibility Framework.

Do the following steps to manage the applications of the selected document vault:

  1. Open M-Files Admin.
  2. In the left-side tree view, expand a connection to M-Files Server.
  3. Still in the left-side tree view, either:
  4. Select Applications from the context menu.
    Result:The Applications dialog is opened.
  5. Perform one or more of the following operations, as necessary:
    If you want to...Do the following steps:
    Install a new application
    Warning: Do not install applications from untrusted sources.
    1. Click the Install... button.
    2. Browse for the application package and click Open.
    3. Click Yes to restart the document vault.
    Uninstall an application
    1. Select the application that you want to uninstall in the applications listing.
    2. Click Uninstall.
    3. Click Yes to confirm uninstalling the application.
    4. Click Yes to restart the document vault.
    Export an application
    1. Select the application that you want to export in the applications listing.
    2. Click the Export... button.
    3. Select the location and the file name for the export package and click Save.
    Disable an application and uninstall it from all users
    1. Select the application that you want to disable in the applications listing.
    2. Click Disable.
    3. Click Yes to confirm uninstalling the application.
    4. Click Yes to restart the document vault.
    Enable a disabled application
    1. Select the disabled application in the application listing.
    2. Click Enable.
    3. Click Yes to restart the document vault.
    See the license status, or install or change the license of an application
    1. Select the desired application in the applications listing.
    2. Click the License button to open the Application License Management dialog and to view the license status and information of the selected application.
    3. If necessary, click the Install License... button, browse for the license file, and then click Open.
  6. Click Close once you are done.
The changes you have made to the selected document vault should now be effective.
For information on enabling the applications in M-Files Desktop, see Managing Vault Applications in M-Files Desktop.