Update Download Process

When the Download updates automatically option is enabled, M-Files automatically requests for an update package from the default update server (findupdates.m-files.com) every hour. If a new version is available, the automatic update server sends the new version number and an HTTPS URL for the update package to M-Files.

Note: Update packages for new versions are made available gradually after an update is released.

After receiving the download URL, M-Files checks that it starts with https, and if it does, downloads the digitally signed update package with Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS). M-Files then proceeds to verify that the update package has been created and signed by M-Files and that it has not been tampered with, therefore making sure that it can be safely installed, and finally makes the new version available for installation.

The download and installation process of an M-Files update.