Updating M-Files

Automatic updates keep the M-Files software up to date. If a newer version of M-Files becomes available, it is downloaded and installed automatically. You can delay automatic updates for a limited time if you are working on something important when an automatic update becomes available.

Note: For the automatic updates to run, local administrative permissions on your computer are not necessary.
In M-Files Desktop, you are notified when a new M-Files version becomes available. Click Options to schedule or start the M-Files software update.

The feature obtains the latest update information from the update server using HTTPS on TCP port 443. This means that normally you do not need to change any firewall settings.

For information on updating M-Files manually, see Manually Updating M-Files.

Settings for automatic updates

To open the settings for automatic updates, go to the Microsoft Windows start menu and select Automatic Updates.

Note: If your M-Files system administrator manages the settings for automatic updates, you cannot change them and all options are not necessarily visible.

For a high-level description on how M-Files downloads the update packages when the Download updates automatically option on the Settings tab is enabled, see Update Download Process. To make sure that your M-Files software is always up to date, do not disable automatic updates.

To check for updates manually, open the Installation tab and click Check Now. If an update package is available, it is downloaded to your computer.

Note: If automatic updates are disabled, you must have local administrator permissions on your computer to install an available update.

To disable the automatic installation of updates, open the Settings tab and unselect the Install updates automatically check box. To start the installation of available updates manually, open the Installation tab and click Install. If the Install button is disabled, there are no updates available for installation.

In the Installation schedule section of the Installation tab, you can select the preferred days and time of installing M-Files updates. It is recommended that you select a date and time that is outside of working hours so that installations do not interrupt M-Files operations in your organization. Note that the computer must be running and not in sleep or hibernate mode when the update is scheduled to be installed. If the computer is not running when the scheduled installation time occurs, the update is attempted to be installed or scheduled the next time the computer is started.

For more information on scheduling update installations and disabling automatic updates, see Configuring Automatic Updates via Registry Settings.