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  • I work for a company that sells a Windows-based application and has 100s of install point.  Up to now we mail CDs to our clients to carry out a patch or an upgrade.  We want to implement automatic updates via IP.  Here are some of the features we are looking for:
    Requirements:
    * Specify and/or schedule which clients we update on a given day;
    * Success / failure information concerning which updates were successful and which were not;

    Would also like these features:
    * Log files from client machines that experience an update failure are sent back to central location;
    * Ability to roll-back an installation on a given client machine;
    * Reporting
    * Entitlement based software delivery

    We are evaluating FLEXnet Connect by Acresso as a  management system to use to meet these needs.  QUESTION: how do most ISVs handle these needs?  Do you know of products that compete with FLEXnet Connect?  Thank you!
    • Moved by nobugz Tuesday, May 5, 2009 12:54 AM not a c++ q (From:Visual C++ General)
    Monday, May 4, 2009 11:22 PM

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