A partial update is a collection of tasks which are grouped together in a script. This script is sent to the thin clients together with the files that are to be distributed. The script is executed on the thin client and works through the pre-defined tasks.

Various tasks such as distributing files, setting up registry keys, executing commands and many others can be defined for a partial update. Similar tasks of the equivalent type are grouped together in sections. A project can contain a number of partial updates with various sections and tasks. Using the import function, a number of partial updates can be brought together to form a project.

An example is shown here:

PU Projekt

The following types of tasks (sections) are available in projects:

  • Roll out file
  • Create directory
  • Set rights
  • Delete file/directory
  • Create registry key
  • Roll out registry file
  • Delete registry key
  • Install application
  • Execute command

When a project is being "built", all necessary scripts are generated and stored together with the required source files in a selectable project directory.

Before distributing changes to your actual systems, it is important to test partial updates or customer-specific partitions on one or more thin clients to ensure that they are stable and function correctly.