How can we improve the SMA (K1000)?

File Sync - multiple location fields

File sync needs to be improved to allow multiple locations to be synced at once instead of creating different packages. It would be ideal to have multiple file paths sync - similar to the dependencies on a script.

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    Lee Frith shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Craig commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Lee,

        I've found two bugs in the file sync mechanism which made it unusable for us in addition to being an underwhelming feature in the first place. Would have preferred something that sync'd files from a folder instead of having to package them. This feature is much less "file sync" and much more "put these files into place."

        Since you have to create a (zip) package for file syncing (placing) anyway. I've found creating an installation package for these needs (using Inno Installer) to be much better. In addition to A LOT of extra functionality/control (multiple locations, rules based on lots of things like OS type, ability to clean up old files, clean removal/uninstall, and countless others) you can build into an installer you get the added benefit of seeing in inventory the state of various systems (do they have the current version installed, a previous version, or none).

        If you actually want "sync" - maybe use a script.

        Hate to tell you to work-around obvious design flaws and bugs...but in retrospect I'm very glad I was forced to create installers for these tasks because of the extra functionality. Steady state I think maintaining/using installers will be less work than repackaging ZIP files for the file sync.

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