Chapter 5 - NetUpdate

Using NetUpdate

NetUpdate is an application used by other Intego programs to check for updates to the software.  It is installed when you install Washing Machine.

NetUpdate can carry out automatic checks at the frequency you choose, or you can make manual checks whenever you wish.

Setting up NetUpdate

You can launch NetUpdate by double-clicking the NetUpdate icon in your Applicatons > Intego folder:

The first time you use NetUpdate, you will need to enter your e-mail address and a password in NetUpdate's preferences.  The password can be anything you want it to be, and is solely for identification purposes to our NetUpdate server:

Under the General tab, enter your e-mail address in the E-mail field, then enter a password in the Password field.  (The password must be from 4 to 31 characters.  Please do not use any special characters.)  Retype your password in the Verify password field to ensure it is correct.  Keep a record of this password in a safe place.

Checking for Updates

Washing Machine contains a 'Check for Updates...' option under the program name in the top menu bar:

You can also open NetUpdate from the Intego menu, which is in your menu bar:

No matter how you launch NetUpdate, the program connects to Intego's server to determine whether you have the latest version of Washing Machine installed.  If a new version is available, you will be able to download and install it using NetUpdate.

NetUpdate Preferences

NetUpdate offers several configuration options.  To set these options, open NetUpdate in one of the ways explained above then click the Preferences icon in the NetUpdate toolbar.

General Preferences

This tab lets you enter your e-mail address and password.

If you change e-mail addresses, you can enter a new address on this pane.  If the lock is closed, you will need an administrator's password to unlock it and enter your new address.

Intego Menu Preferences

You can have NetUpdate check for new software in two locations.  The default choice, 'Check for Updates on Intego's server', should be used in most cases.  With this choice you have two options:

Use the alternate NetUpdate port:  NetUpdate uses the standard HTTP port 80 to check for updates.  If this poses problems for any reason, you can choose to use port 8079.  In most cases, you won't need to change this.

Keep downloaded updates in a local folder:  This allows you to store updates locally, and is useful if you are working on a network and have multiple user licenses for Intego products.  You can have your other Macs check for updates in that local folder anywhere on the Appleshare network.  If you do this, you'll want to choose 'Check for updates in local or network folder from the Sources menu.

Advanced Preferences

E-mail notification and warning options are available under this tab:

Send me information about new Intego products:  Checking this box means that you allow Intego to use the e-mail address you register to send you occasional messages presenting it's new products.  (You can unsubscribe from these e-mails at any time)

Warn me when my subscriptions expire:  NetUpdate warns you when any subscriptions you may have expire.  After the first time this warning displays, you can turn off these reminders by unchecking this option.  If Washing Machine is your only Intego software installed, this feature is disabled.

Scheduling Preferences

You can set NetUpdate to check for new versions of your software automatically.  This pane allows you to choose the frequency for these checks.  It also shows the date and time of your last check and your next scheduled check:

Automatically check for updates

If you check this option, NetUpdate automatically connects to the NetUpdate server to check for updates.  If you do not check this option, you can manually check for updates by clicking the Check Now...button in the main display of the NetUpdate window.  Choose the frequency at which the updates will occur.  You can choose Daily, Weekly, or Monthly.

Automatically install antivirus definitions and filters

This feature only applies if you have other Intego software installed such as VirusBarrier or Family Protector.

Background Updates

If you check this option, NetUpdate will attempt to update your software in the background.  This will quit any programs that need to be updated, and prompt you to restart your computer if necessary.

Installed Updates

This pane shows a log of the updates you have made to your software.  Each update that NetUpdate has make is listed here.  For information on the update, click on one of the entries.  The version column displays the version numbers of the programs.  Comments about any selected item are displayed in the bottom section of the window.

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