Upgrading iFolder Server Without Forcing iFolder Clients to Upgrade

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Novell iFolder 2.1
Novell NetWare 6.5
Novell Apache on NetWare
Novell iFolder 3.8


Novell iFolder 2.1
Once an iFolder server has been upgraded and a newer version of the iFolder client is available the clients are prompted to upgrade next time they login.
Although it's recommended that clients are upgraded, there may be a necessity for this not to happen.

Novell iFolder 3.8
Unable to stop the client upgrade prompt using version.config file


Novell iFolder 2.1

Each iFolder server contains the following files (default location):


These files hold a version number for the currently available iFolder client. When an iFolder client logs in the version number in these files is checked against the iFolder client version on a users workstation. If the file version is newer the user is prompted to upgrade. If these files are renamed they are not checked and therefore the user is not prompted.

Novell iFolder 3.8
Because of significant differences in the code, iFolder 3.7 or older clients should NOT connect to an iFolder 3.8 server.  iFolder 3.x clients MUST be upgraded to 3.8.  The client prompt cannot be stopped via the version.config files.

Change Log

14 April 2010 - Nefi Munoz - Added the iFolder 3.8 sections in environment, situation, and resolution