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Updating to the newest version of KioWare using KioWare Kiosk Management

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This guide is written using KioCloud.com hosting as the example for images and install steps. This will work with self-hosted KioWare Server as well, but you will not have the Site File Manager utility and would need to copy the files into your Content Update deployment folders using another method.

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Updating to the newest version of KioWare using KioWare Kiosk Management

  1. 1. © KioWare 2017 Analytical Design Solutions, Inc KioWare Update Tool Deploying a new KioWare for Windows version using the KioWare Update Tool
  2. 2. KioWare This guide is written using KioCloud.com hosting as the example for images and install steps. This will work with self- hosted KioWare Server as well, but you will not have the Site File Manager utility and would need to copy the files into your Content Update deployment folders using another method.
  3. 3. KioWare 1. Log onto your KioWare Server Account.
  4. 4. KioWare 2. Open the Site File Manager (via to Site Management > Site Management). Create a folder for the upgrade (for example: Upgrade_r1913)
  5. 5. KioWare 3. Upload the KioWare for Windows installer into your newly created folder for this update). 4. Upload the KioWare Update Tool into your newly created folder for this update. 5. If you are supplying an option set of Unattended Install parameters, upload your KioWareSetupParams.txt into this folder as well. NOTE: if this is not supplied the default is to only supply the Silent=1 Unattended install parameter.
  6. 6. KioWare 6. Return to the Site Management and select the Content Management option. 7. Leave the Select Revision set to Add New Release and click the Select button
  7. 7. KioWare 8. set the Revision Number to something similar to: r1913upg 9. set the Features to something similar to: KioWare Upgrade 10. click the Apply Changes button 11. change to the Files tab and then click the + Add File button
  8. 8. KioWare 10. click the Apply Changes button 11. change to the Files tab and then click the + Add File button
  9. 9. KioWare 12. expand the folder you created in step #2 and check all of the files to send to the kiosk(s)
  10. 10. KioWare 13. click the Add Selected Files button 14. Click on the KioWare_Update_Tool line
  11. 11. KioWare 15. Change the File Action to: Execute as System User, then click the Save File button 16. click the Apply Changes button
  12. 12. KioWare 17. Return to the Site Management, then select the project and kiosk that will be used as a test deployment. 18. Select the Utilities tab of Kiosk Management and select the Kiosk Settings option 19. Select the Content Revisions tab 20. Change the Site Release Download to your KioWare Upgrade Content revision. 21. Then click the Save Changes button 22. On the normal Kiosk Content update interval or when you issue a “Initiate Content Update” System Command the kiosk will run and deploy the update. Note: Running in KioWare Shell is highly recommended as KioWare for Windows and its System Service are closed while installation is attempted then upon completion or failure the kiosk system is rebooted to restart the System Service and KioWare.
  13. 13. KioWare Please reach out to the KioWare team if you have any questions about updating to the latest version of KioWare. If you do not have up to date support, your licenses will not work on the updated version of KioWare for Windows. sales@kioware.com support@kioware.com Ph. 717.843.4790 Chat: m.kioware.com

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