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Version 14.7 of FileWave brings a lot of new features...some in the native admin, and many others in our Web Administrator Console.  We hope you enjoy using it as much as we did building it! Downloads are available here: FileWave Version 14.7.0

FileWave Management Suite

Features and Updates in this Release
FileWave Management Suite

Software Update improvements

  • Client Info reports (extended) Software Update information in a new tab (native admin)
  • Windows Software update improvements:
    • Devices now report "online" updates
    • More information (category, support URL, KB article number...) is reported
    • Devices now report on already installed updates, even if they haven't been installed via FileWave
      • Provides independent confirmation outside of the fileset/payload mechanism
    • Read more about Windows Software Update improvements here
  • FileWave is now reading information from Apple Software Lookup Service (GDMF).

Web Console

  • Improvements for Deployments: added the possibility to "add to deployment" from the device/device details views
    • Allows for adding a group to an already existing deployment for instance
  • FileWave policies can now be managed in the Web Console
  • Packages (MSI, PKG) files can be dragged from explorer/finder and dropped onto the Payload list

Internals

  • Improved internal code related to object identifiers to avoid possible identifiers exhaustion for large installations

Remote Control

  • Unattended access is now possible for macOS and Windows devices with the use of the TeamViewer integration
    • You can read more about your TeamViewer options here
Apple

VPP protocol improvement

  • When using new VPP protocol, it is now possible to enable a notifications-based process; the Apple VPP service will then notify the FileWave server on changes (new licenses, license assignment...).

    Your FileWave server needs to be reachable by Apple to enable this feature. Make sure an HTTPS POST request can be triggered from Apple servers before you enable notifications.

  • When notifications are enabled, commands to install Applications are sent as soon as Apple notifies the license has been assigned instead of waiting some time
  • Changed internals to benefit from the new VPP protocol ability to send more license assignments within a single request
    • Read more about the new VPP implementation here

macOS management

  • Add Erase All Content and Settings restriction, Remote Wipe Dialog allows configuring behavior when EACS fails.
  • Add the ability to manage (set, verify) Recovery Lock on M1 Macs (same as Firmware password on Intel).
  • Recovery Lock can be managed using Command Policy Profile and via Inventory
Windows
  • Windows Server 2022 and Windows 11 are now properly reported
  • Different versions ("Codenames") of Windows 10 and 11 are now reported
  • Added a new command...the ability to reboot  a Windows device
    • You can find more information on this command here
Google
  • Google enterprise setup is now available in Web Console Sources
  • Google policies can be managed in Web Console
Deprecated Features

The following features are deprecated in FileWave 14.7.0 and will be removed in a future version:

  • Apple profile management is deprecated in the Native Admin Console.
  • DEP profile addition and creation is deprecated in the Native Admin Console.
  • Observe Client functionality has been deprecated by the TeamViewer integration

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 14.7.0
  • AP-46 Fixed various issues related to profile installation on macOS 11 or later
  • CBD-182 Fixed an issue where rpm upgrade would display a long list of warnings related to files which are already deleted
  • CT-3659 Fixed an issue where payload list state is lost when returning from payload details
  • CT-3673 Fixed an issue with no custom icons for VPP payloads
  • CT-4089 Fixed an issue with Chromebooks annotated fields showing in "edit field" clients view
  • CT-4140 Fixed an issue with reports where preview table is empty when Licenses radio button checked
  • CT-4143 Fixed an issue with wrong color on diagram about licenses
  • CT-4281 Fixed an issue with APN cert error causes Native Model Update to hang
  • CT-4335 Fixed an issue with adding device placeholder with the same name as deleted placeholder
  • CT-4479 Fixed an issue with FootNote message not correct with spalling issue and defect with dropdown when user scrolling
  • CT-4571 Fixed an issue with Some columns cannot be searched in the Devices table
  • CT-5600 Fixed an issue with selection dropdown value for OS Type is not displaying correctly
  • CT-5675 Fixed an issue with unsupervised OTA iPad does not show Wipe option in Actions
  • CT-5983 Fixed an issue with Mouse/touchpad unable to select text of profile title
  • CT-6066 Fixed an issue with Search on the Devices page breaks in presence of some custom fields
  • CT-6073 Fixed an issue with Link "Windows MDM setup" redirecting to empty page
  • CT-6235 Fixed an issue with Deploying a PKG payload with Scripts not containing a Requirements Script does not deploy and shows Fatal message
  • CT-6249 Fixed cosmetic issues with TeamViewer
  • CT-6278 Fixed an issue with Create Groups and SmartGroup option being disabled on web
  • CT-6316 Fixed an issue with Drafted Deployment - Exclusion Group - Group name and Path showing as "UNKNOWN"
  • CT-6328 Fixed an issue with Payload (Dependencies tab) page layout crashing
  • CT-6362 Fixed an issue with Payload can not be renamed when saved with enter
  • CT-6384 Fixed an issue with Audit log showing wrong response + Cosmetic TeamViewer Fixes
  • CT-6414 Fixed an issue with Renaming a payload is interrupted after the first letter
  • CT-6419 Fixed an issue with Clicking on "Assign license to user" in deployment changes association to kiosk
  • CT-6504 iTunes app have empty Payload Info Page
  • FW-22915 Fixed an issue where native admin would incorrectly check original permission instead of current clone permission
  • FW-26360 Fixed an issue where changing VPP token's locale would lead to duplicated filesets
  • FW-26453 Fixed an issue where fileset revision would fail to install properly for PKG filesets
  • FW-26956 Fixed an issue where inventory queries would show incorrect duplicated rows due to "Reveal Client" feature
  • FW-26998 Fixed an issue where a Kiosk reboot fileset would re-download dependencies each time reboot is delayed
  • FW-27182 Fixed an issue where device-enrollment conflict resolution would leave orphaned rows in internal database
  • FW-27194 Fixed an issue where Network Profile would be missing some keys for Ethernet adapters
  • FW-27336 Fixed an issue where running Windows Admin with Regional Settings having localized numerals (like Thai) would not allow entering numeric values
  • FW-27376 Fixed an issue where rpm server upgrade would fail if another instance of Postresql would be installed
  • FW-27457 Fixed an issue where "Invite To Program" MDM command would be sent to System Channel on MDM-enrolled Mac
  • FW-27653 Fixed an issue where remote wipe option would not be available in context menu but in client info when current admin does not have modify permission for the device
  • GOOG-364 Fixed an issue where disabled Android device would not have the same style in clients view as disabled Chromebook devices
  • GOOG-476 Fixed an issue where reboot device option would be available for BYOD Android devices
  • GOOG-587 Fixed an issue where it would be possible to create clones of Chromebook entries
  • GOOG-632 Fixed an issue where command line to sync EMM could error with a non user friendly error message
  • GOOG-643 Fixed an issue where Android filesets could incorrectly be associated to non-Android devices
  • GOOG-745 Fixed cosmetic layout issue in Android Password policy
  • GOOG-772 Fixed and issue where "Renew client token" request would not be sent to Google until next scheduled task
  • GOOG-832 Fixed a selection issue in the Android Enrollment Token list
  • GOOG-833 Uploading certificate with password to Native Admin results in outdated error message, typo
  • GOOG-859 Fixed an issue where configuring google enterprise could fail during setup
  • WIN-952 Software Updates - Operating System field shows 1 instead of Windows


See below articles for specific features and changes: