Posted on 2006-03-28
Here is a problem i face with our POS software.
we used a custom software for everything, sales, inventory, and so on.. now the software has a lot of custom parts to it, and the software company that does it, often finds bugs, and we need to udpdate. The software runs of a server, so this is what i have to do now to get my whole company updates.
Each remote site is also has a server with the sites database, the database syncs every 15 min to head office.
All of the steps are manual.
1. server downloads the new update from online.
2. the update get's installed.
3. at fist login at the server it tell me that it need to update the database, i run the update, click next couple of times and done. now all the client pc that connect to the datebase after the update are forced to update, that's done auotmaticly, they just have to agree to update by clicking ok at fist logon after server has been updated.
So i have to do this for every site and main office, Because we have some users who travel between sites, and they can be on a higher version the a site, so if they log on they will foce the server to update, and if that happends all the clients at that site will freeze, and they have to re log in and that causes a problem, they can not update, because the server didn't download the update into the update folder, that's the folder fromwhich the clients run the update.
So i need to know how can do so that i update the head office domain, which is the main one, and it will force the remote site domain to update automatically, and once a user with a latop comes he will always be on a lower version, so at 1st lonon to the domain that laptop or user on the laptop will be automtically updated.
thanks.. wow i think i'm lost in my own explanation...lol...