Silently update the desktop client - x360Sync

Written By Tami Sutcliffe (Super Administrator)

Updated at February 15th, 2024


If a desktop client's Autoupdate feature has been disabled (by modifying the update.ini file), administrators can still manually run updates. A desktop client can be updated by launching the Autoupdate tool, or it can be updated in unattended mode (silently) from the command-line.  

For instructions on installing and registering a desktop client in unattended mode, please reference Silently install the Desktop Client .

Update a Desktop Client in Unattended Mode 

The following arguments can be used to control the installation process: 

--help Display the list of valid options
--unattendedmodeui Unattended Mode UI
Default: none
Allowed: none, minimal, minimalwithdialogs
--debuglevel Debug information level of verbosity
Default: 2
Allowed: 0 1 2 3 4
--settings_file Path to the local settings file, containing the HTTP URL to update and the current version ID.
Default: C:\Program Files (x86)\x360Sync Sync\bin/
--url HTTP URL that points to the xml file containing the update data.
--version_id Version ID of the local installation.
--update_download_location Path where the downloaded files will be stored.
Default: ~/.bitrock/updates
--check_for_updates Boolean value to specify whether to check for updates or not.
Default: 1


To remotely launch the Autoupdate tool, run the following arguments from the command-line, making sure to replace the bold text with information appropriate to the specific environment and user. 

"C:/Program Files (x86)/Syncedtool/bin/autoupdate.exe" --settings_file "C:/Program Files (x86)/Syncedtool/conf/update.ini" --mode unattended --unattendedmodebehavior download 

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