Downloads

This is your one-stop destination for all FileWave download needs. It provides direct access to the latest versions of FileWave's Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) software for various platforms. Whether you're looking to download FileWave for managing Apple, Google, or Microsoft devices, this category ensures you have the right tools at your fingertips. Always stay updated with the most recent and secure versions of FileWave software here.

FileWave Version 15.1.0

The FileWave endpoint management suite allows you to manage your devices wherever they are, wherever you are, whatever they are, and all in one platform! Our goal in the 15.1 release is to bring iOS 17, iPadOS 17 and tvOS 17 support to our customers, together with support for macOS Sonoma 14. FileWave 15.1 also introduces a FileWave Central UI refresh.

FileWave Official Version Support

FileWave development teams officially support two major versions at any time, N and N-1. For example, If we assume that the most recent version of FileWave is 15.1.x, then we will officially support versions 15.1.x and 15.0.x. Releases for major versions of FileWave occur roughly every quarter.

What does "officially support" mean? Officially supporting these versions means that we will investigate bug reports in these versions and patch issues that are significant. We will not produce patches for earlier versions than N-1, as this means allocating development resources to problems that are already potentially resolved instead of investing those resources into furthering the product. In short, if an issue is found in a version earlier than the officially supported versions, then remediation for the issue will be in the form of an application upgrade, or a patch to that more recent version.

This does not mean that you can't contact our support teams about an earlier version. They will, to the best of their ability, help you with older versions of the software but they will stop short of escalating tickets to our development teams and will likely recommend an upgrade so that you are getting the latest features and bug fixes.

Your existing FileWave Server must be version 13.3.1 or higher before you can upgrade to FileWave 14.7.2 and then from 14.7.2 you can upgrade to 15.1.0.  The minimum memory requirement for FileWave 14+ is 8GB.

Compatibility

A Note on Compatibility

A note on the Compatibility charts:  There are several states of compatibility for FileWave clients:  

An additional note on third-party software inclusion, such as TeamViewer:

FileWave Server Platform Support

fwserver-icon.pngFully Tested by QA

Expected to work

FileWave Clients Platform Support

fwclients-icon.pngFully Tested by QA

Expected to work

Legacy

FileWave Mobile Clients Platform Support

fwmobile-icon.pngFully Tested by QA

Expected to work

Legacy

FileWave Central (Native) Platform Support

fwmobile-icon.pngFully Tested by QA

Expected to work

FileWave Booster Platform Support

fwbooster-icon.pngFully Tested by QA

FileWave Imaging Virtual Server Platform Support

fwivs-icon.png

The FileWave Imaging Virtual Server (IVS) is a special appliance that provides imaging support for Windows 10 and 11 UEFI and non-UEFI devices.

The IVS appliance is CentOS 7.9 based and can be run on:

Historically the imaging appliance also supported macOS imaging, but the process for imaging Macs has changed from macOS 10.13.

Features and Updates in this Release

FileWave Management Suite

FileWave Central User Interface has been refreshed ; FileWave Central is adopting FileWave Anywhere more modern look and feel. We hope you’ll love as much as we do the new FileWave Central !

Apple-Specific Changes

Support for iOS 17, iPadOS 17, tvOS 17

FileWave 15.1 introduces support for Apple new 2023 Operating Systems for iPhones, iPads and Apple TVs.

Basic Support for macOS Sonoma (macOS 14):

Testing macOS 14, we found that some changes are required to properly restart FileWave Desktop agent (fwcld) after upgrade. These changes have been added to version 15.1.

This means that:
* It is recommended to upgrade macOS clients to FileWave 15.1 prior to upgrade to macOS 14 ;
* As the changes are related to permissions and are solved by automatically deploying a TCC profile, it is recommended to MDM-enroll macOS devices. This issue can be worked around by making upgrade fileset a reboot fileset.

Minimum OS version enforcement: Learn More...

Starting from iOS 17, iPadOS 17 and macOS 14, it is now possible to enforce a minimum OS version at enrollment time on supported devices.

Return to Service (iOS / iPadOS 17): Learn More...

Erase Device command (Remote Wipe) is now capable to keep a Wi-Fi profile and use it after device has been wiped to automatically bring the device back on the network.

DEP devices will then automatically start Automated Device Enrollment. Non DEP devices will be provided MDM profile and will then automatically be re-enrolled.

New profiles or profile modifications:

Inventory:

DEP changes:

VPP API : “v2” is now enabled by default

FileWave Imaging (IVS)

FileWave Networking Imaging 15.1.x brings compatibility with FileWave 15.1.x.

Kiosk 2.0 for iOS (Technical Preview)

The transition from version 1.0 to version 2.0 of our app signifies a major leap forward in terms of user experience and visual appeal, much like the transformation seen when comparing the Android Play Store and the App Store. In this upgrade, the primary focus has been on completely revamping the user interface (UI) to provide a sleek, modern, and highly intuitive platform that caters to our users' evolving expectations.

Version 1.0 laid the foundation for the app's functionality and introduced users to a diverse array of features and content. However, user feedback and industry trends have illuminated the need for a more sophisticated and streamlined UI that aligns with contemporary design principles and enhances the overall user journey.

With version 2.0, the app undergoes a stunning visual makeover, drawing inspiration from the aesthetic excellence of both the Android Play Store and the App Store:

  1. Unified Design Paradigm: Our new UI design unifies elements from both the Android Play Store and the App Store, creating a harmonious blend of familiarity and innovation. This design consistency ensures that users across various platforms feel comfortable while navigating the app.

  2. Intuitive Navigation: Building on the success of version 1.0, version 2.0 introduces a reimagined navigation system. Users can effortlessly explore and discover content thanks to intuitive menus, recognizable icons, and seamless navigation flows, akin to the ease of navigation in both app marketplaces.

  3. Visual Delight: The new UI is not just about functionality; it's a visual treat. Engaging animations, subtle transitions, and tastefully curated visuals combine to make every interaction with the app a delightful experience, echoing the immersive nature of the Android Play Store and the App Store.

  4. Enhanced Customization: Version 2.0 introduces enhanced customization options, allowing users to personalize their interface just as they would within the Android Play Store and the App Store. Users can arrange and prioritize content according to their preferences, granting them a sense of ownership over their app experience.

  5. Responsive Design: Much like the Android Play Store and the App Store's responsiveness across devices, our app now adapts seamlessly to various screen sizes and orientations. This ensures a consistent and optimized experience whether users are browsing on smartphones, tablets, or desktops.

By transitioning from version 1.0 to version 2.0 with a UI overhaul reminiscent of the Android Play Store and the App Store, our app solidifies its commitment to delivering an unparalleled user experience. This transformation isn't just about aesthetics; it's a testament to our dedication to meeting the evolving needs of our users in an engaging, intuitive, and visually striking manner. As we bridge the gap between the old and the new, version 2.0 sets the stage for a future where our app continues to evolve in tandem with user expectations and industry trends.

Kiosk 2.0 (Technical Preview) Enterprise app can be downloaded here : https://fwdl.filewave.com/15.1.0/App_Portal_Beta_15.1.0.ipa

More: Kiosk 2.0 for iOS (Technical Preview)

Deprecated Features

The following features were deprecated in FileWave 15.0.1 and will be removed in a future version:

Deprecated features are still functional in a current release, but will no longer be updated and in future will be removed.

Changes and Fixes in 15.1.0

Changes and Fixes in 15.1.0

3rd party opensource components have been upgraded. Most relevant, but not only:

Changes to FileWave:

Included Open Source Software

Click here for the extensive list of Open Source Software included in the FileWave products.

Upgrading Your Environment

macOS Downloads

macOS Installers DMG (md5: acc9dcf3d622fc939547172a6c1693b8)apple.png
macOS Upgrade Fileset (md5: 77fa068c9c00a1ac81dbef7af71740a4)
macOS Admin (md5: 2a933c118f3df7c87ffecba2906962c9)
macOS Booster (md5: 5f33cf1088d553db4808cc0f95efafb9)
macOS Server (md5: d77d4c14511bafff3940a5976c403e95)
macOS Client (md5: fa94220791d5d75fcde54728a88cd126)

Windows Downloads

Windows.png

Windows Upgrade Fileset (md5: 926a88e844fc8ecc3dd010f4f12477aa)
Windows Admin (md5: 12f97693d4dd716b3f691a19b71e8a0a)
Windows Booster (md5: 0f26b28e3bb5cc5311b3fd6773008d3e)
Windows Client (md5: 34aee36afc6d4c9ba9b7edf70569f734)

iOS Downloads

ios.pngThis is a native app version of the traditional Web Clip kiosk/app portal that is sent to devices; it provides for a better end-user experience and is required for location information.

iOS 12+ : FileWave Enterprise.ipa (md5: 7dbb26e47e1dd418ae8da15591425abe)
Static CDN URL :

https://fwdl.filewave.com/15.1.0/filewave/App%20Portal%2015.1.0.ipa

Chrome Extension

Chrome-Logo.pngThe FileWave Inventory extension for Chromebook has to be installed via the Google Admin Console for your domain. Please see Quickstart Guide for Chromebooks for detailed instructions

White Labeling the Chromebook Extension (md5: 602ce436f2515e4c9093bd3b99f7ea0f)

Linux Downloads

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Linux Installers (md5: 3bf03f249f3a560dcf9988db599915ff)
Linux Server (md5: 0fe4214ccc7d8834acc7731474fbb7f4)
Linux Booster (md5: b10aa9c6bf540a3d6be74f1392b944f5)

Note: Use the following command to download offline installers:

wget https://fwdl.filewave.com/15.1.0/FileWave_Linux_15.1.0.zip
unzip https://fwdl.filewave.com/15.1.0/FileWave_Linux_15.1.0.zip

If when doing yum update or upgrade you get a note that no updates are available it may be that you block access to some countries. yum clean all can clear the cache so that the upgrades can happen.

Upgrading the FileWave Server
To install or upgrade the FileWave Server, use the following :

# login via ssh / root
yum update -y 
yum upgrade -y
yum install -y --nogpgcheck https://fwdl.filewave.com/15.1.0/fwxserver-15.1.0-1.0.x86_64.rpm
/usr/local/filewave/python/bin/python /usr/local/filewave/django/manage.pyc flush_scheduler
reboot

Upgrading a Booster
To install or upgrade the FileWave Booster, use the following :

# login via ssh / root
yum update -y
yum upgrade -y
yum install -y --nogpgcheck https://fwdl.filewave.com/15.1.0/fwbooster-15.1.0-1.0.x86_64.rpm
reboot

Note that you can upgrade boosters centrally using the Auto-Upgrade feature within the admin console. You can find out how to do that at this KB article.


Upgrading an Existing IVS

Most likely, your IVS is already at CentOS 7, and you can run the following to easily upgrade your existing IVS appliance:

# login via ssh / root
yum update -y
yum update -y filewave-IVS
yum upgrade -y
reboot

If you get a response to the above command that "no packages are marked for update", then you'll need to run the below just one time on this IVS:

# login via ssh / root
yum update -y
yum install -y filewave-IVS
yum upgrade -y
reboot

If the version of your IVS is still running on CentOS 6, the upgrade path requires replacing your current appliance as CentOS 6 is End of Life. Upgrade instructions are detailed here for this scenario : IVS Upgrade/Migration Options.

Virtual Appliance Downloads

virtual-appliance.pngVMware and VirtualBox (OVA) Server Appliance (md5: 1f037e59f5343872318b87a59952aced)
VMware and VirtualBox (OVA) Booster Appliance (md5: 0e7365aef910910ce8576174e70cb2f1)
VMware and VirtualBox (OVA) Imaging Appliance (md5: 8e218491bc7d85e0aeb6cf670d098a81)

For more information about importing the appliances please see: Importing FileWave Appliances

Hyper-V Appliance Downloads

hyper-v_logo.pngHyper-V (VHD) Server Appliance (md5: 24fc168282798fa9aa0c405b667141b7)
Hyper-V (VHD) Booster Appliance (md5: df9e7195f5840b408784b19f24463087)
Hyper-V (VHD) Imaging Appliance (md5: 66bcba85f252d7cf1de31adddbb9610c)

FileWave Version 15.0.1

FileWave Management Suite

The FileWave endpoint management suite allows you to manage your devices wherever they are, wherever you are, whatever they are, and all in one platform!

For anyone upgrading, there are 2 essential elements to be aware of before upgrading:

   * If you are upgrading from less than version 14.8, expect longer than normal upgrade times (one time process)
   * TCP/UDP 20003, 20004, 20005, and 20006 ports are no longer used since ZMQ is removed for notifications, and you may want to check your firewall rules to eliminate them. (read more)

Additionally, there are several deprecation and decommission notices currently active, which you will find within the "Features and Updates in this Release" section.  

Your existing FileWave Server must be version 13.3.1 or higher before you can upgrade to FileWave 14.7.2 and then from 14.7.2 you can upgrade to 15.0.1.  The minimum memory requirement for FileWave 14+ is 8GB.

Supported Versions

Supported Versions

FileWave Official Version Support

FileWave development teams officially support two major versions at any time, N and N-1. For example, If we assume that the most recent version of FileWave is 14.9.x, then we will officially support versions 14.9.x and 14.8.x. Releases for major versions of FileWave occur roughly every quarter.

What does "officially support" mean? Officially supporting these versions means that we will investigate bug reports in these versions and patch issues that are significant. We will not produce patches for earlier versions than N-1, as this means allocating development resources to problems that are already potentially resolved instead of investing those resources into furthering the product. In short, if an issue is found in a version earlier than the officially supported versions, then remediation for the issue will be in the form of an application upgrade, or a patch to that more recent version.

This does not mean that you can't contact our support teams about an earlier version. They will, to the best of their ability, help you with older versions of the software but they will stop short of escalating tickets to our development teams and will likely recommend an upgrade so that you are getting the latest features and bug fixes.

Compatibility

A Note on Compatibility

A note on the Compatibility charts:  There are several states of compatibility for FileWave clients:  

An additional note on third-party software inclusion, such as TeamViewer:

FileWave Server Platform Support

fwserver-icon.pngFully Tested by QA

Expected to work

FileWave Clients Platform Support

fwclients-icon.pngFully Tested by QA

Expected to work

Legacy

FileWave Mobile Clients Platform Support

fwmobile-icon.pngFully Tested by QA

Expected to work

Legacy

FileWave Central (Native) Platform Support

fwmobile-icon.pngFully Tested by QA

Expected to work

FileWave Booster Platform Support

fwbooster-icon.pngFully Tested by QA

FileWave Imaging Virtual Server Platform Support

fwivs-icon.png

The FileWave Imaging Virtual Server (IVS) is a special appliance that provides imaging support for Windows 10 and 11 UEFI and non-UEFI devices.

The IVS appliance is CentOS 7.9 based and can be run on:

Historically the imaging appliance also supported macOS imaging, but the process for imaging Macs has changed from macOS 10.13.

Features and Updates in this Release

FileWave Central & FileWave Anywhere

FileWave Anywhere is now considered fully implemented!

Deployments in FileWave Central! 

Exclusions (revised):

Context menu on inventory query result:

Default tracking state:

Duplicate profile filesets: