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FileWave Overview - Content Pack


About Content Packs: FileWave is immensely powerful, but can be daunting when it comes to stitching the various components together.  Content packs are meant to give you a leg-up in creating distributable content and are also a great way to learn by example!  Each content pack is meant to be a "whole solution", putting together all of the pieces of FileWave to accomplish a goal.

About This Content Pack: This FileWave Content Pack focuses on reporting instead of distributable content, and gives you some really great reporting and a dashboard built on standard inventory data to show overall FileWave system and environment status. The purpose of this pack is provide the information you need to proactively manage your environment and is comprised of all of the contents listed below:

What You Get in this Content Pack

This content pack provides:

Reports (aka Inventory Queries):

Reports are a great way of measuring the effectiveness of distributing content, and can be used for all sorts of compliance purposes as well.  Trust, but verify is what reports are all about.  In this pack we have included the following  reports:

      • Active Clients: List of all devices that have checked in within the past 30 days
      • Android Devices: List of all Android devices enrolled
      • Chrome Browsers: Software inventory report on Chrome browser versions installed
      • ChromeOS Devices: List of all Chromebook devices enrolled
      • Fileset Report Last 7 Days: A list of all fileset content deployed within the last 7 days
      • Fileset Types: A summary report on all Filesets
      • FileWave Client Versions: Reports on the versions of the FileWave client for macOS and Windows devices
      • Firefox Versions: Software inventory report on Firefox browser versions installed
      • iOS & tvOS Devices: List of all iOS/iPadOS/tvOS devices enrolled
      • macOS Devices: List of all macOS devices enrolled
      • Missing iOS Patches: A list of all missing iOS patches by device
      • Missing macOS Patches: A list of missing patches on macOS devices
      • Missing Windows PatchesA list of missing patches on Windows devices
      • Upstream Host: This report shows what booster/server the clients are reporting into
      • VPP Licenses Low: Shows all VPP licenses that are below 10 available licenses
      • Windows Devices: List of all Windows devices enrolled


Dashboards build upon reports and are an incredibly powerful tool for showing aggregated data in charts and graphs.  This pack provides the following dashboard:

      • FileWave Overview Dashboard: A great collection of out of-the-box charts and inventory meant to give you an eagle-eye view of how things are going in your environment.


  • FileWave Central Admin & Credentials

  • Base64 API Token
  • Content Pack:

(Only one of the following is needed, based on your admin device's OS platform)

Windows Content Pack Windows Content Pack Download

macOS Content Pack (ARM based)

On macOS, we need to use curl to download so that Gatekeeper doesn't quarantine the import application.  You can copy and paste the following into example provided downloads to the desktop


curl -o ~/Desktop/

macOS Content Pack (Intel based)

On macOS, we need to use curl to download so that Gatekeeper doesn't quarantine the import application.  You can copy and paste the following into example provided downloads to the desktop


curl -o ~/Desktop/


  1. Download the appropriate content pack above  (based on your admin device's platform) and unzip it

  2. Run the user_interface tool in the user_interface folder, using appropriate credentials for your environment (check out our overview article on importing content packs here)
  3. Once completed, verify the new content in your system (and import the dashboard)

Sample Screenshots



Note that you can freely edit any of the content in this content pack.  We do recommend reviewing each of the types of content as provided first though so that you can get a feel for how things "fit together" before modification.