FileWave Version 13.1.5 (Unsupported)

These downloads are provided for the purposes of migrations and should not continue to be used in production. You should upgrade to either the most recent release or the one prior. They can always be found here: Supported FileWave Versions

FileWave Management Suite

Included in the Installer






Mobile Clients

Compatibility Chart


New Features (13.1.5)

macOS Catalina brings new restrictions and security changes; one of these changes is the new Read-Only System Volume, introduced to protect the system from un-wanted changes. As your FileWave server stores files in /fwxserver, it is impacted by this change.
FileWave 13.1.5 is now locating files in /usr/local/filewave/fwxserver; if you are upgrading from a previous version, files will be moved during upgrade.

If you upgrade from a previous version of FileWave, /fwxserver will be moved to its new location. In case moving is not possible (specific mount point for instance), upgrade will stop and will require manual data folder move.

For Details please refer to fwxserver folder relocation in FileWave Server 13.1.5+ on macOS and Linux Platforms

Backup Script Update:

With the relocation of /fwxserver, the backup script must be updated on your server to ensure a proper backup is being captured.

Please reference the following for more information; Automated FileWave Server Backup

Generated self-signed cert is compliant with iOS 13, tvOS 13 and macOS 15 new security requirements.

fwcontrol generateSelfSignedCert command uses previous private key, allowing to unblock already upgraded devices

FileWave clients are identified by a user-friendly identifier (client name) and a machine-fingerprint identifier (device id). Re-enrolling devices with a different name or enrolling a new device with the same name as an existing client creates duplicated entries in the system, which can lead to various problems. FileWave 13.1.5 integrates duplicated detection:

New Features (13.1)

Security Enforcement

Device Management


UCS Improvements

Apple "Spring 2019" release support

Android (EMM) support

Additional Information

Included Open Source Software

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

Fixes in 13.1.4 and 13.1.5

Fixes in 13.1.2

Fixes in 13.1.1


Your existing FileWave Server must be version 12.0.3 or higher before you can upgrade to FileWave 13.1+.


Please read: Upgrading your On-Premise FileWave Server
This article contains important information that will help ensure your upgrade runs smoothly.  It is strongly advised that you review this for each release, since new notes or instructions may have been added.
Please make sure you have a recent backup before upgrading your server.

Upgrading FileWave requires the FileWave Imaging Appliance (IVS) is upgraded to a compatible version to ensure communication continues. Example: FileWave 13.1.0 requires the 6.1 IVS to image your computers.
The FileWave Engage Server must be version 1.2.0 or greater for compatibility.

In order to avoid problems with migrating database internal structures please make sure that you use a local administrator account, not domain administrator, when performing FileWave Server upgrade on Windows platform.

Location Tracking

The location reporting feature in FileWave is disabled by default.
It is recommended that you verify that this feature is in accordance with your organization’s policies and AUP (Acceptable Use Policy). Notify your end users before activating location reporting, as enabling the feature will prompt for permission to location information.
Read more... Location Tracking

Before Upgrading

Version 13.0.x introduces higher security standards which have impact on self-signed certificate usage.

While it is recommended to use Trusted-CA issued certificates, you can still use self-signed certificate with FileWave; please make sure you follow the upgrade steps described in this KB article.

Following upgrade steps is important to make sure your FileWave setup works properly !

With FileWave 13.0.x, FileWave uses new Apple Push Notifications service with HTTP/2 protocol; make sure your FileWave server can contact (port 443).

Security Changes

Starting with FileWave 13.1.0, all components (clients and boosters) will be assigned a certificate to validate their access to your FileWave instance. This implies that Boosters need to be enrolled to be part of your FileWave setup.

When upgrading, a Compatibility Mode will automatically be enabled to ease transition; in this mode, already enrolled clients will automatically be assigned a certificate, but Boosters will require manual "create certificate" operation once upgraded to 13.1.
You can figure out which booster requires a certificate by looking at the booster view.

If you are using a self signed certificate for your FileWave Server, Booster trust store needs to be updated to trust this certificate. The easiest way is to go through our Custom Package Builder Service and generate a Booster Package which will contain the server certificate.

Web admin console

With version 13.0.x comes the first iteration of FileWave web-based admin console. It will be installed automatically and uses default HTTPS port (443).

Upgrade to 13.0.x will fail if port 443 is not available (upgrade will fail without upgrading your server, leaving it with the previous version running).

macOS Downloads

Windows Downloads

In order to avoid problems with migrating database internal structures please make sure that you use a local administrator account, not domain administrator, when performing FileWave Server upgrade on Windows platform.

Linux Downloads

Linux Installers

Note: Use the following command to download and unzip the installers:


Since v11+ only has one installer (that installs both mdm and server), the old standalone mdm will be removed automatically when doing an upgrade. This does not delete any mdm data.

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

yum install -y --nogpgcheck fwxserver-13.1.5-1.0.x86_64.rpm

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

yum install -y --nogpgcheck fwbooster-13.1.5-1.0.x86_64.rpm

iOS Downloads

This 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 highly recommended for iOS 9 devices (required for location information).

iOS 9+ : FileWave Enterprise.ipa
Static CDN URL :

Android Downloads

This is the Android APK, and can be downloaded and associated to update already enrolled Android Devices.

Skeleton for Android white-boxing


The 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

Skeleton for Chromebook white-boxing

Virtual Appliance Downloads

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

Hyper-V Appliance Downloads

Revision #9
Created 12 June 2023 18:18:43 by Josh Levitsky
Updated 12 June 2024 22:21:44 by Josh Levitsky