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Embracing the Dark Side: Dark Mode for FileWave Central (15.3+)

FileWave Central / Anywhere Settings

What Once upon a time, in a brightly lit world of screens, a shadowy figure emerged, promising salvation to our eyes: Dark Mode. As legends of its comfort and sleekness spread across the realms of software applications, we at FileWave decided it was time to e...

FileWave Version
15.3.x
FileWave
Central

FileWave Boosters Improved Server Message Routing (15.3+)

Boosters

What FileWave 11 introduced Booster Routing, a feature that allows off-loading direct traffic to the server by routing messages via Booster. This feature provides additional security if you only allow boosters to connect to your server and have all your devic...

FileWave Version
15.3.x
FileWave
Boosters

Open Source Software included in FW v15.3.0

Downloads Open Source Software used in FileWave

FileWave is a device management solution that uses a variety of open source libraries and software (OSS) to provide its features and functionality. We believe in the importance of open source software and are committed to giving back to the community. By listi...

OSS
FileWave Version
15.3.x

Windows 32bit Client - EOL

End of Life Statements

What As the new desktop kiosk for Windows is based on 64bit libraries, FileWave 15.3.0 will not be supported on Windows 32bit platforms. FileWave Agent (fwcld) is currently still a 32bit executable, meaning there is no change in how Filesets are deployed, and...

FileWave Version
15.4.x
Kiosk
Windows
EOL
FileWave Version
15.3.x

FileWave Compatibility Mode - EOL

End of Life Statements

What Compatibility Mode will be phased out with FileWave 15.4.0 in the first half of 2024. When/Why Communication between FileWave components is encrypted and relies on TLS certificates for several years now. Back in the day, to facilitate the transition, a...

EOL
FileWave Version
15.3.x
FileWave Version
15.4.x

macOS Imaging with IVS - EOL

End of Life Statements

What macOS Imaging: Changes made by Apple with APFS, T2 chips and Apple Silicon, Imaging macOS devices has been part of history for a long time. With the deprecation of Compatibility mode, the last reason for keeping macOS imaging options in FileWave are gone...

FileWave Version
15.3.x
EOL
FileWave Version
15.4.x

App Portal on iOS/iPadOS devices that don't support the application (15.3+)

Kiosk

What If you have an iOS/iPadOS device that is older than what is officially supported by FileWave and you are working ok but you can't get the Kiosk (App Portal) to install. When/Why You can revert for now to the old WebClip using the documented process her...

FileWave Version
15.3.x
iOS
iPadOS

Open Source Software included in FW v15.3.1

Downloads Open Source Software used in FileWave

FileWave is a device management solution that uses a variety of open source libraries and software (OSS) to provide its features and functionality. We believe in the importance of open source software and are committed to giving back to the community. By listi...

FileWave Version
15.3.x
OSS

Forcing wiped ChromeOS devices to re-enroll (15.3+)

ChromeOS

What By default, wiped ChromeOS devices automatically re-enroll into your account without users having to enter their username and password. Re-enrollment ensures that the ChromeOS devices remain managed and policies you set are enforced on the ChromeOS devic...

ChromeOS
FileWave Version
15.3.x

Powerwash / Wipe Users on ChromeOS (15.3+)

ChromeOS

What Powerwash and Wipe Users are features on ChromeOS that allow users to reset their Chromebook to its original state, effectively erasing all user data and returning the device to its factory settings. These features are particularly useful for managing de...

ChromeOS
FileWave Version
15.3.x

Reboot for ChromeOS (15.3+)

ChromeOS

What For an MDM (Mobile Device Management) administrator managing ChromeOS devices, the ability to remotely send a reboot command is a powerful tool for device maintenance and troubleshooting. This command ensures that devices are running smoothly, updates ar...

ChromeOS
FileWave Version
15.3.x

Google Admin Sync Interval for ChromeOS (15.3+)

ChromeOS

What As an administrator managing ChromeOS devices you may want to change the frequency that FileWave will sync with the Google Admin backend.  When/Why When FileWave syncs with Google, there is information like what OU a device is in that is synchronized. ...

ChromeOS
FileWave Version
15.3.x

Custom Field Annotated Field Sync for ChromeOS (15.3+)

ChromeOS

What As an administrator managing ChromeOS devices you want to update the Annotated Custom fields in FileWave, but aren't sure how soon those changes will be reflected in the Google Admin console.  When/Why In FileWave 15.3+ we have changed how Annotated Cu...

ChromeOS
FileWave Version
15.3.x

Evolution of OS Updates on Apple devices (15.3+)

Software Updates (Apple)

Despite being a critical task in Endpoint Management, OS Update management is unfortunately quite a chaotic journey. The days of merged-1.sucatalog.gz and /usr/sbin/softwareupdate. Initially, macOS softwareupdate command could be used to manually control Sof...

FileWave Version
15.3.x
FileWave Version
15.4.x
EOL

FileWave Server on CentOS - EOL

End of Life Statements

As FileWave continues to develop our industry-leading multi-platform solution, our primary goal is to make it as simple, stable, and scalable as possible. With the End of Life of CentOS on June 30th 2024, beginning with 15.2.0, the FileWave Server will be ship...

FileWave Version
15.2.x
EOL
FileWave Version
15.3.x
FileWave Version
15.4.x
Debian
CentOS
FileWave
Boosters
FileWave
IVS
FileWave
Server

FileWave Kiosk for macOS and Windows overview (15.3+)

Kiosk

This article will explain the details of the refreshed Kiosk for macOS and Windows that is included in FileWave 15.3+. Browse Payloads/Filesets The "Browse Payloads/Filesets" screen is a central feature within the app that enables users to explore and discov...

FileWave
Kiosk
FileWave Version
15.3.x

FileWave Client notification for zsh running in the background

FileWave Client Troubleshooting

What When I upgraded my FileWave Client to 15.3.0 or newer I saw a popup saying "zsh is now running in the background".  When/Why This happens once when first going to version 15.3.0 or higher of the client on macOS. There is nothing to do. This popup is be...

FileWave Version
15.3.x
FileWave
Client
macOS

Automatic updating of iOS/iPadOS Kiosk (15.3+)

Kiosk

What The New App Portal in FileWave 15.3.0 represents a significant upgrade designed to enhance the management and distribution of apps across iOS/iPadOS devices. This feature aims to simplify app deployment, allowing for a more streamlined and efficient proc...

FileWave Version
15.3.x
Kiosk

Checking what version of iOS/iPadOS App Portal is being pushed out (15.3+)

Kiosk Troubleshooting

What How do I know what version of App Portal (Kiosk) is being pushed out to iOS/iPadOS devices? When/Why After a FileWave upgrade, there likely will be a new version of the iOS/iPadsOS IPA pushed out through the automatic upgrade process. Because this proc...

FileWave Version
15.3.x
FileWave
Kiosk
iOS
iPadOS

Kiosk should show only Kiosk associated Apps (15.3+)

Kiosk

What Before FileWave 15.3, apps that are directly deployed to the device and have the “Allow removal” option checked are shown in Kiosk. If the user decides to remove them from their device, that app is shown in Kiosk—in case the user changes their mind and w...

FileWave Version
15.3.x
FileWave
Kiosk