The Updates page of the Options dialog allows you to specify whether Stonefield Query checks for updates and if so, how often. If configured to do so, it checks our server at startup to see if a newer version of the program is available. You can also choose the Check for Updates function in the Help menu to manually check at any time. Note that this function is only available if you are logged into Stonefield Query as an administrator.
If a new version is available, a dialog appears telling you some of the key features in the new version. If your software maintenance is current and you are logged into Stonefield Query as an administrator, you have the option to download and install the update now. If your software maintenance is not current or you aren't logged in as an administrator, this option is not available.
The update can only be installed if there are no users using the program. You can force all users to log out by creating a file named Shutdown.txt in the Data subdirectory. Users have three minutes to finish what they're doing and exit the program or it is terminated. So, create the file, wait about five minutes or so, and then proceed with the update process.
If you install a newer version and your software maintenance has lapsed, the next time you start the program, a dialog informs you that you are not licensed to use this version of the program. You must then either renew your software maintenance or reinstall the older version you previously used, since the new version will not run.
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