FileWave Version 14.0.2 (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

Your existing FileWave Server must be version 12.7.1 or higher before you can upgrade to FileWave 14.0.2.  Additionally, FileWave 14+ has a higher minimum memory requirement of 8GB.





Windows 7 is officially End Of Life from Microsoft and is no longer officially supported by FileWave from version 13.3 onwards.


Mobile Clients

Older Android versions using Native APK application are supported using Version 13.3.1.

Compatibility Chart


Legacy Version Compatibility Chart


New Features

New Web admin (Beta !)

Apple devices management:

macOS 11 "Big Sur" changes:

One of the changes announced by Apple during WWDC 2020 is that macOS 11 will drop support for command line installation of profiles and Software Update.

FileWave 14.0.2 contains important change to profile installation for non-MDM enrolled macOS (or profiles installed before MDM enrollment).

Desktop devices management:

Native console:



Additional Information

Included Open Source Software

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

Changes and Fixes in 14.0.2

Changes and Fixes in 14.0.1

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... The Location Tracking KB (

If you upgrade from FileWave 13.1.3 or below, /fwxserver will be moved to its new location /usr/local/filewave/fwxserver. 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 this 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;

Security Changes

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.

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).

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.

Upgrading Your FileWave Server

 Please make sure you have a recent backup before upgrading your server.


Included in the Bundled Installer:

macOS Downloads

An issue which could prevent client upgrade has been identified in version 14.0.2. This issue has been fixed and client version 14.0.2 has been replaced by 14.0.3.

macOS Installers DMG (md5: 5b8b991efd0d102eaaba4dd55d7b3d7c)

macOS Upgrade Fileset (md5: 0fc5c6378fd5a246b2ce62d911aec2dd) - 14.0.3 (including upgrade fix)

[macOS Admin]( Admin.pkg) (md5: 61927ffdb8d367132f858ed0b2f18c8c)

[macOS Booster]( Booster.pkg) (md5: b0ec08b290b4755e8f4ade367f3a1b0d)

[macOS Server]( Server.pkg) (md5: f363fa555902c85bcf108242f3da2a55)

[macOS Client]( Client.pkg) (md5: 8b72a9bf36b9df7b1de822a6cbe8f14e) - 14.0.3 (including upgrade fix)

Windows Downloads

An issue which could prevent client upgrade has been identified in version 14.0.2. This issue has been fixed and client version 14.0.2 has been replaced by 14.0.3.

Windows Upgrade Fileset (md5: 1c8b0c765a2c6588da45520a533492ae) - 14.0.3 (including upgrade fix)

Windows Admin (md5: 97525f81133d5ebb9f08e3b152f4a3f7)

Windows Booster (md5: eb13836d6bc920295c1f282506ccd698)

Windows Client (md5: e504e88d3b9082f739dd73ae4ce55508) - 14.0.3 (including upgrade fix)

For more information, see FileWave is no more running natively on the Windows Server platform. Windows Server End of Life KB.

Linux Downloads

Linux Installers (md5: 5bdabf12904c55b392fda7ead1e407b8)

Linux Server (md5: 4abdb1ef370ed8474c3f9b00c2dea3f1)

Linux Booster (md5: 1a2a74374f1baccb132b3dd76617662e)

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

yum install -y --nogpgcheck

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

yum install -y --nogpgcheck

Note: Use the following command to download offline installers:


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 required for location information.

iOS 9+ : [FileWave Enterprise.ipa]( Portal 14.0.3.ipa) (md5: 0e0d3c504d180cec6252af1c32608206)
Static CDN URL : Portal 14.0.3.ipa

As Apple code signing requirements have changed since 14.0.2 has been released, the native app portal has been re-built and re-signed with new requirements and released as version 14.0.3.


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 (md5: 150fd09e2005b71a9ce85b6ed6225a1c)

Virtual Appliance Downloads

VMware and VirtualBox (OVA) Server Appliance (md5: 5e5122eb2a990e4de7348354610252b9)
VMware and VirtualBox (OVA) Booster Appliance (md5: 489248b6f99778c8b3ca24390aba0fe6)

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

Hyper-V Appliance Downloads

Hyper-V (VHD) Server Appliance (md5: 0ac391d2abf61ea92e57ea716caf5d62)

Hyper-V (VHD) Booster Appliance (md5: aeb7d01b727959d1b3a05053620b65e0)

Revision #4
Created 12 June 2023 18:25:58 by Josh Levitsky
Updated 12 June 2024 22:21:44 by Josh Levitsky