Observations of Updating

I just updated 8 servers (windows) to 4.2.0 I tried all by using the powershell script all but one failed to update with this option.

Some died with this error

Some uninstalled the prior version and then failed to install the new version, with the command line. I reverted to the manual download.

One server rebooted without asking for permission others asked but I said no. Can’t remember if that was on uninstall or reinstall.

Have a linux on Ottomatic.cloud but not sure I can update I don’t think we have ssh access.

Windows server 2016/PowerShell needs the following header in order to ignore SSL validation.

#PS function to ignore SSL Validation
add-type @"
    using System.Net;
    using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;
    public class TrustAllCertsPolicy : ICertificatePolicy {
        public bool CheckValidationResult(
            ServicePoint srvPoint, X509Certificate certificate,
            WebRequest request, int certificateProblem) {
            return true;
[Net.ServicePointManager]::CertificatePolicy = New-Object TrustAllCertsPolicy
[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12

We’ll get that added into the PS script.

We will get this into the update script. But just so others know. This would only effect older Windows servers. I don’t think FileMaker server 19.6 is even supported on Windows Server 19.6

See the tech specs here.