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How to update the Windows Agent correctly?

Hi, i have this situation

Server version 2.11.1

User agent :OCS-NG_WINDOWS_AGENT_v2.9.2.0

and i want to upgrade the agent software but i can't find an official tutorial. On issue page on github there is a open issue for the downloader that remain on older version.

Someone have some instruction?

Thanks
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You have informations on documentation with some ways to install : GPO, Packager, .exe plus script ...

You have indication about Packager which is NOT designed for upgrade ...

The .exe (and script) had a switch '/upgrade'  well designed for this usage ...

(A VERY BAD way is to remove and install new agent due the risk of change deviceid !!)
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The exe script no longer has the option '/upgrade'
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NO, I write my own script WITH /upgrade ...

(There is NO standard script, you need to create your own script !)
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sorry i don't understand if you write you own script why you use the option '/upgrade'?

I think that the upgrade of the agent must be simple and well documented
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I explain the problem of upgrading in older thread ... (you could find it easily)

You don't understand there is a problem of (windows) service when you upgrade changing the .exe file providing service, so that is the reason of switch '/upgrade'.

Write your own scripts of installation and/or upgrade is an efficiant way when managing hundreds of PC ...
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launch with pstools

PsExec.exe \\[PC] -c -f -s C:\Scripts\ocs-agent-update\install.bat

Install.bat :


powershell -executionpolicy bypass -noprofile -command "&{ \\servershare\OCS_Inventory\install.ps1}"

powershell script : install.ps1


#your cert file
$sourceFichier = "\\servershare\OCS_Inventory\cacert.pem"
$destFichier = "C:\ProgramData\OCS Inventory NG\Agent\"

    
    if((Test-Path -Path "C:\Program Files\OCS Inventory Agent\Download.exe"))
    {
        $VersionDownloadFile = (Get-Command "C:\Program Files\OCS Inventory Agent\Download.exe").Version
       
        #check version of download.exe
        if ($VersionDownloadFile -ne "2.9.2.0") # wrong version
        {
            write-Host "Wrong Version detected ! : Version=$VersionDownloadFile -> Update needed !"
            write-Host "uninstall in progress..."
            Start-Process -Wait "C:\Program Files\OCS Inventory Agent\uninst.exe" /S
            write-Host "commande : \\servershare\OCS_Inventory\setup.exe /S /CA=cacert.pem /SERVER=https://ocsinventory.local/ocsinventory"
            Start-Process -Wait -FilePath "\\servershare\OCS_Inventory\setup.exe" -ArgumentList "/S", "/CA=cacert.pem", "/SERVER=https://ocsinventory.local/ocsinventory"
            write-Host "copy file \\servershare\OCS_Inventory\cacert.pem to C:\ProgramData\OCS Inventory NG\Agent\"
            Copy-Item -Path $sourceFichier -Destination $destFichier -force
            write-Host "reboot needed !"
            #check version of download.exe
            $VersionDownloadFile = (Get-Command "C:\Program Files\OCS Inventory Agent\Download.exe").Version
            if($VersionDownloadFile -eq "2.9.2.0")
            {
                write-Host "Update successfull ! start services...."
                Start-Process -Wait "C:\Program Files\OCS Inventory Agent\OcsService.exe"
                write-Host "Start Systray"
                Start-Process "C:\Program Files\OCS Inventory Agent\OcsSystray.exe"
                write-Host "launch inventory"
                Start-Process "C:\Program Files\OCS Inventory Agent\OCSInventory.exe" -ArgumentList "/NOW"
                write-Host "exit 0"
                exit 0
            }
            else
            {
                write-Host "ERROR : exit 1"
                exit 1
            }
           
        }
        else  # good version
        {
            Start-Process "C:\Program Files\OCS Inventory Agent\OCSInventory.exe" -ArgumentList "/NOW"
            write-Host "Good version : $VersionDownloadFile "
            write-Host "exit 0"
            exit 0
        }
    }
    else
    {
        #agent not present reinstall it
        write-Host "error download.exe not exist ! reinstall needed"
        write-Host "commande : \\servershare\OCS_Inventory\setup.exe /S /CA=cacert.pem /SERVER=https://ocsinventory.local/ocsinventory"
        Start-Process -Wait -FilePath "\\servershare\OCS_Inventory\setup.exe" -ArgumentList "/S", "/CA=cacert.pem", "/SERVER=https://ocsinventory.local/ocsinventory"
        write-Host "copy file \\servershare\OCS_Inventory\cacert.pem to C:\ProgramData\OCS Inventory NG\Agent\"
        Copy-Item -Path $sourceFichier -Destination $destFichier -force
        write-Host "reboot needed !"
        #check version of download.exe
        $VersionDownloadFile = (Get-Command "C:\Program Files\OCS Inventory Agent\Download.exe").Version
        if($VersionDownloadFile -eq "2.9.2.0")
        {
            write-Host "Update successfull ! start services...."
            Start-Process -Wait "C:\Program Files\OCS Inventory Agent\OcsService.exe"
            write-Host "Start Systray"
            Start-Process "C:\Program Files\OCS Inventory Agent\OcsSystray.exe"
            write-Host "launch inventory"
            Start-Process "C:\Program Files\OCS Inventory Agent\OCSInventory.exe" -ArgumentList "/NOW"
            write-Host "exit 0"
            exit 0
        }
        else
        {
            write-Host "ERROR : exit 1"
            exit 1
        }
    }
 

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