Open-Xchange Updater

The Open-Xchange Client Updater is available for all customers with a Open-Xchange Hosting Edition and Open-Xchange Server Edition Maintenance.

Basic Information

The Open-Xchange Updater is a software tool by Open-Xchange that installs the latest version of Open-Xchange client software on computers running Windows. The Updater automatically informs users of new updates of e.g. the OX Notifier or OXtender for Microsoft Outlook. The Open-Xchange Updater can be set to check for updates daily, weekly, monthly, or not at all; in addition, it can download the associated installer file (the same type used by Installer) to be installed and maintains a history of installed updates.


Features

The Open-Xchange Updater has the following main features:

  • Installs or updates any installations on Windows PCs
  • Inform users about new available updates


Requirements

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Open-Xchange Hosting Edtition (HE) or Open-Xchange Server Edition (SE)

The Open-Xchange Client Update is available for all customers with an Open-Xchange Hosting Edition and Open-Xchange Server Edition Maintenance.

Installation

Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 or CentOS 6

Add the following repositories to your Open-Xchange yum configuration:

 [open-xchange-OXtender-OXUpdater]
name=Open-Xchange-OXtender-OXUpdater
baseurl=https://CUSTOMERID:PASSWORD@software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/stable/OXtender/OXUpdater/RHEL6/
gpgkey=https://software.open-xchange.com/oxbuildkey.pub
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
metadata_expire=0m

[open-xchange-usm-updates] name=Open-Xchange-usm-updates baseurl=https://CUSTOMERID:PASSWORD@software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/stable/usm/updates/RHEL6/ gpgkey=https://software.open-xchange.com/oxbuildkey.pub enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 metadata_expire=0m
[open-xchange-usm] name=Open-Xchange-usm baseurl=https://software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/stable/usm/RHEL6/ gpgkey=https://software.open-xchange.com/oxbuildkey.pub enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 metadata_expire=0m


$ yum install open-xchange-meta-outlook

Debian GNU/Linux 6.0

Add the following repositories to your Open-Xchange apt configuration:

deb https://CUSTOMERID:PASSWORD@software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/stable/OXtender/OXUpdater/DebianSqueeze /
deb https://CUSTOMERID:PASSWORD@software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/stable/usm/updates/DebianSqueeze /
deb https://software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/stable/usm/DebianSqueeze /
$ apt-get update
$ apt-get install open-xchange-meta-outlook

Debian GNU/Linux 7.0

Add the following repositories to your Open-Xchange apt configuration:

deb https://CUSTOMERID:PASSWORD@software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/stable/OXtender/OXUpdater/DebianWheezy /
deb https://CUSTOMERID:PASSWORD@software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/stable/usm/updates/DebianWheezy /
deb https://software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/stable/usm/DebianWheezy /
$ apt-get update
$ apt-get install open-xchange-meta-outlook

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

$ zypper ar https://CUSTOMERID:PASSWORD@software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/stable/OXtender/OXUpdater/SLES11 OXtender-OXUpdater
$ zypper ar https://CUSTOMERID:PASSWORD@software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/stable/usm/updates/SLES11 usm-updates
$ zypper ar https://software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/stable/usm/SLES11 usm
$ zypper ref
$ zypper install open-xchange-meta-outlook


Open-Xchange Client Updater Windows binaries

  • Follow this link to download the Installation package and the Release Notes of the Open-Xchange Client Updater.
  • Follow this link to download the User Manuals of the Open-Xchange Client Updater.


Updatable Products

This section describes, which products can be installed and / or updated via the Open-Xchange Updater. The list of products differs between Open-Xchange version 6.20 and 6.22. The column Needed permissions shows which permissions a user needs to install or update the respective product.

6.20

Product Needed permissions
The Open-Xchange Updater itself None
The Open-Xchange OXtender for Microsoft Outlook
  • --access-webdav-xml
The Open-Xchange OXtender 2 for Microsoft Outlook
  • --access-usm
  • --access-olox20

6.22

Product Needed permissions
The Open-Xchange Updater itself None
The Open-Xchange OXtender 2 for Microsoft Outlook
  • --access-usm
  • --access-olox20
The Open-Xchange OX Notifier None


Functioning

Client application is launched on PC that is to be updated

  • Depending on the settings (automatically or manually) the Updater loads a small XML file

that contains information of available packages on the server

  • Then, the Updater synchronizes the information with the already installed programs via the MSI database integrated in Windows
  • The user will be informed about new updates via a „balloontip“ (and an animated tray icon)

If wanted, specific updates can be hidden or skipped by the user. There will be no notification about this update until there is a newer version or until the user removes the update from the „blacklist“.

  • For further information about an update click on More Information...
  • After having selected the updates they are downloaded and installed:
  • The installation automatically starts after the download.

The context menu of the tray icon contains the following functions:

  • Quit: Leaves the program
  • About OXUpdater: Opens the About dialog
  • Settings: Opens the Settings dialog
  • Check now: Updates the update information (regardless of the selected update interval)
  • First line: Shows the number of available updates. When clicking on it the updates dialog opens that displays the single updates.

Further information and screenshots regarding settings, can be found in the User Manual of the Open-Xchange Client Updater

Reporting of Bugs

Please report Bugs and missing features via Open-Xchange Bugzilla

  • Product: OX6 Client Updater
  • Component: OX Updater