As with all software, over time bug fixes and new features are added to improve the way it works. MEX is no exception and periodically new builds and features of the MEX Maintenance Software are released to make it work better for our users. Knowing when these updates occur and allowing your system to be updated will go a long way in improving the way you do things and the efficiency of your operation.
This article will run through the steps involved in Updating your instance of MEX.
Here’s the scenario, there has been a recent update to MEX that has introduced a new security certificate. The security certificate allows MEX more permissions to run, such as printing and emailing documents. In order to install this certificate, we will need to ensure MEX is running at least Build 20.
The question is, how do I confirm what build I am running?
Before you can update your instance of MEX, you will need to confirm the current version and build of MEX being run. This can be found out by doing the following:
The About MEX form in MEX
There are two ways in which you can update the version of MEX that is installed on your computer.
MEX users also have the ability to turn on automatic updates on their system, this ensures that MEX will update to the latest build in the background process as soon as it is released. This setting can be configured by doing the following:
Updating the MEX Update settings in MEX V14
The Run Manual Update Button will instantly look up the MEX server and perform an instant update of the system right there and then.
Another way to update your version of MEX is to use the MEX server installer from the MEX User Portal. By running the installer on your MEX server and pointing it to your existing Database, the installer will update your Database to the latest version of MEX.
Rather than creating a separate instance of MEX for you, it will instead overwrite the existing MEX instance with the latest version of the software. Here are the steps involved:
MEX Installer product options
Make sure you are pointing to the right database and
have the permissions to access and make changes to it.
We recommend creating a backup of the database before beginning the MEX Update process to ensure no data loss.
When the installer has finished it will present the user with a link to their MEX Page.
These are the ways in which you can update your instance of the MEX Maintenance Software.
If you have any questions around updating your MEX instance please contact the MEX Support team at email@example.com or call +61 7 3392 4777.