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Update Portable Apps from the Command Line

Hi,
I'm using Portable apps to access apps from all the virtual machines from a common network location. This saves me the time, effort, and space installing all these apps to ~ 120 virtual machines. I find that updates, however are a pain. I'd like to have one system performing the updates to the network location, and the others not. Is there a way I can run the updates from the command line? This will allow me to configure PA to not run updates on startup on all VM's , And schedule updates from only one desktop.

Thanks in advance for your help,
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Bump. I can't understand why

Bump. I can't understand why the platform has a standalone executable file (%PADir%\PortableApps.com\PortableAppsUpdater.exe) that can't be run from command line, and not offering any kind of help switch to see how it can be called.

C'mon guys, someone must know something about this?

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Are you looking for similar to the main poster for multiple machines or running it independently on your own machine? If on your own machine, this isn't planned at this time as the updater is designed to run with the platform, not to be run separately. If in a similar way to the main poster, this is something that's being worked on for organizational use.

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Installer look for running Platform

All the PortableApps.com Installers look for a running copy of the PortableApps.com Platform to ensure they'll run in silent mode. So a standard command line setup may not work unless properly configured.

How is your network structured that you have access to all the virtual machines? Do they show up with different UNC paths on your own controlling server? Would you have all the paths you need affected available in some parse-able file?

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