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HFNetChkPro available

by Donna Buenaventura / February 23, 2004 5:05 PM PST

What's New in HFNetChkPro
released 02/23/2004

New Features

Automated download and deployment for French and German patches. There is no need to create special download centers or perform manual download operations when patching French and German systems. Please view the included help file for more information on the new download and deployment features.

The download process has been enhanced to enable unattended download for Internet Explorer 6 SP1

The patchdetails4.xml and files have been renamed to PD4.xml and If using XML files in an offline fashion, please update your offline options and scripts to use these new file names.
Bug Fixes:

Corrected an issue with login user name having an apostrophe - ie. d'Artagnan
Corrected an issue where trailing spaces on passwords were being removed before credentials were presented
Corrected an issue where the print button on the report viewer toolbar was not functioning
Enabled saving a deployment template after the Office original installation media path credentials are modified
Corrected an issue where generating a "Deployment Seat Status" report resulted in an error if the "Scan to Report On" list box in the filter options contained a scan
Corrected an issue where scans of machine groups containing multiple 'linked files' would fail to use the specified credentials for each linked file
Corrected an issue using advanced criteria with the Patch Annotations or Patch Criticality Reports resulted in an error
Corrected an error where deploying patches from the Missing tab resulted in an error
Corrected an issue where deployment functions proceeded after copying files copy to the remote machines failed
Corrected a proxy detection and resolution issue that will speed up downloads for consoles with proper Internet Explorer proxy settings
Corrected an issue where deployment files could be copied to remote machines multiple times if a file copy failed during a deployment to more than 64 machines
Corrected several minor issues with deploying Microsoft Office patches

How to obtain the Update


AutoUpdates are only available if you have registered the application with a valid license key. To obtain a license key, please fill out the registration form at
Click the 'Download Update Now' link in the top left corner of the application. The updated files will be automatically downloaded to your machine. The updates will be applied after you close and restart HFNetChkPro. The update does not require a system reboot.
Note: Some users report not receiving a notification when the update is complete. If a window appears saying that a download is in progress, leave that window open. When the window closes, the update is complete.


If you choose not to perform the autoupdate, or are unable to perform the autoupdate, you may download the updated program - and re-install the application. The re-install will uninstall the previous version and will update your system with the latest version. Your existing scan databases will be preserved during the upgrade.

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