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  • Beyond Compare silent upgrade

    Hi, I would like to know if during a silent upgrade there's a switch to kill the process if Beyond Compare is already running.
    Thanks

  • #2
    Hello,

    No, we don't have a command line method of automatically killing the process. Since it is currently running, the user is assumed to be interacting with it, so we want to warn them they would lose their progress. You could kill any BCompare.exe processes running before applying the upgrade, but this might be disruptive to the user and could result in losing edits or stopping in progress copies, etc. If performing an update running a Setup.exe /silent, they would see the prompt to close their application, and could then accept and continue.
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Aaron View Post
      Hello,

      No, we don't have a command line method of automatically killing the process. Since it is currently running, the user is assumed to be interacting with it, so we want to warn them they would lose their progress. You could kill any BCompare.exe processes running before applying the upgrade, but this might be disruptive to the user and could result in losing edits or stopping in progress copies, etc. If performing an update running a Setup.exe /silent, they would see the prompt to close their application, and could then accept and continue.
      The plan was to update everyone overnight with SCCM under the SYSTEM context so no prompts will be shown to the end-user. So my understanding is that we need to kill the process ourselves if we want to silently update every older instance of Beyond Compare?
      Thanks for the assistance.

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      • #4
        Correct, you can look for the BCompare.exe process to end task if you assume the program is running. Or you could issue a reboot (which would kill any open tasks) and then issue the install. We don't have an internal method to silently end task without user interaction.
        Aaron P Scooter Software

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