Just one big WORD OF CAUTION:
Enabling the settings: Upgrade selected Platforms/Targets to Version 20.1 (latest) did cause big issue on Windows for us.
we just upgraded OnPrem 2022R2 to 2023R1 - having most Agents still on 2022R1
I did kill about 1000 Windows Agents previously running fine with Version 2022R1.
According to update settings they received an update via policy, but installation went wrong (msi error 1603) - looks like removal of old agent did not work correctly.
I opened up a support case - (#02780638)
I really expexted this to work out of the box, since there should be quite some FlexeraONE customers getting upgrades monthly I would have expected?!
You may want to run detailed tests yourself before simply "enabling" AutoUpdates in large environments.
Re-Installing Windows Agent using 3rd party tools ensure you are not targeting any FlexnetManager Application or Beacon Servers!
Have fun - I certanly have 😉
Jul 19, 2023 06:18 AM
I can confirm the following:
[Custom Uninstall Settings]
; If set, forcibly removes any Tracker, Launcher & Schedule Agent registry keys
; under HKLM during uninstall.
; 1 is causing trouble updating Agents automatically
DESTRUCTIVEUNINSTALL = 0
Jul 19, 2023 08:42 AM
Agent upgrade takes place however its cleaning previous beacon reporting config. Non need to remove client. You may ask your SCCM admin to create one script & run below command in each server. This will update beacon policy & your agent shall start reporting back.
cd C:\Program Files (x86)\ManageSoft\Policy Client
mgspolicy -t Machine -o DownloadRootURL=https://Beaconserver/ManageSoftDL
Jul 19, 2023 10:11 AM - edited Jul 19, 2023 10:14 AM
the only option I have is to re-install the Agents which we have done mostly already - but the actual issue is still remaining: "AutomaticUpdate for Windows is failing and leads to dead agents" and should be fixed by Flexera so my expectation.
Jul 20, 2023 01:33 AM
For reference, here is a link to the known issue related to this particular thread:
IOK-1057570: Auto upgrade of agents from version 2022 R1.4 (18.4) or later to version 2023 R1 (20.1) or later fails with Windows Installer error 2711: The specified Feature name ('vdiendpointagent') not found in Feature table.
Aug 14, 2023 07:46 AM
A hot fix is now available for On-Premise customer in the PLC under FNMS 2023 R1. The hot fix is labelled FNMS 2023 R1.2 On-Premise agent deployment. It contains a readme.txt with instructions on how to deploy it. It needs to be deployed on both the Presentation and Inventory servers.
Aug 23, 2023 09:36 PM
There is no "i386" Linux in recent releases of the agent. This was removed as part of the changes noted here: Supported operating systems updated.
You may wish to use the "Linux (i686)" package instead moving forward for supported operating systems.
See here for details of operating systems supported by the agent in the 2023 R1 release: Prerequisite Software.
Aug 29, 2023 05:08 AM