I have been working with a customer to set up Notes autoupdate. He had all the clients at 10.0.1 FP2 and wanted to update to FP3.
After working with Support in order to make it work, we found out that the English Notes clients were updated, while the Italian clients were not.
Support investigated with Development and the answer was ” As the product development team\L3 team confirmed me that AUT upgrade from 10.0.1 to 10.0.1.X is something which will only work for the English Notes Client currently. If we have Notes client with Italian language version or with any other language other than English, then the AUT upgrade feature is not something going to work . As the fix packs available doesn’t include any language strings for which AUT feature will not be able to identify it and would fail. “
We put forward an idea on the Domino Ideas website, you can vote for it if you think it would be useful to have autoupdate work with every localized version of Notes
Another thing we found is that the update is not silent, though in theory it should be. The user is presented with the Notes install UI and has to click on Next in the screens that are presented to proceed.
Development said ” Currently there is an option for silent install in AUT which we see from the action part in the manifest XML file itself.
But as of now Notes needs to be closed manually as mentioned in message that is shown. Post which the installation page comes up and user would need to click on Next button to finish the installation. And this is also something already considered for future releases for further enhancement on how to do the similar way how it happens for other software’s in current market without any need of user intervention. “