Tuesday, December 24, 2013

TIP: Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool Update Check

The Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool has a method for checking for updates that simply grabs a small file from our website, then checks the running version against what the file indicates is the latest version. That works fine for interactive (manual) mode, but if you are using the software from the command line on a scheduled basis, it would be better if you turned off the version check.

How to turn the version check on or off:

  1. Start the Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool and press the Global Settings button on the left panel. See the screenshot from v2.21 below.
  2. 'Uncheck' the box labeled Enable Internet Software Version Check.

If you do turn it off, you might consider signing up for our new version notification email by clicking on Help/New Release Notification Signup or manually checking for a new version once a month by clicking on Help/Check for Update. Otherwise you may be stuck with an old version for a long, long time.

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