To update Easy Rides, run the program: ERAutoUpdate.exe. This program will rename the existing copy of Easy Rides and Easy Rides Utility and place them in a folder called old_exes. Then it will download new version.
Techncial Details for IT:
When a user runs the ERAutoUdate.exe in the application’s shared folder, it’s reading the updater.yml file that’s in the same folder and using the path and credentials stored in that .yml file to log into our server. It then copies the old exes into the old_exes sub-folder and renames them to include the date of the update on the name of the file, downloads another program (ER3.exe) that unzips the new application files and then deletes the ER3.exe when that’s finished. The whole process usually takes less than 30 seconds.
The ERAutoUdate.exe runs in the security context of the user that ran it so that user must have full read/write permissions in the share so the ERAutoUdate.exe can do it’s thing.
Occasionally an antivirus software could see the activity as suspicious and quarantine the exe or the functionality of it but we very rarely see this. If that happens, you may need to create an exclusion in the AV software (on the workstation of the person that runs it) for the ERAutoUdate.exe to allow it to run.
The software is not actually “installed” on workstations, so the ERAutoUdate.exe is not modifying any installed programs on any computers and nothing is being written to the registry. Only the Easy Rides program .exes that are in the Easy Rides share are affected.