This page details various windows of the WAPT console.

Inventory tab

Inventory tab

Refresh

Refresh refreshes the WAPT console display.

The keyboard shortcut is F5.

Edit host

Edit host

Edit host allows you to edit host package.

Check updates

Edit host

Check updates allows you to check updates for the selected host(s).

Apply updates

Edit host

Apply updates allows you to apply upgrades on the selected host(s).

Performing a global search on all hosts

Advanced search functionalities in the WAPT console

The filters allow you to search hosts based on multiple criterias.

OU AD on WAPT WAPT Enterprise feature only

WAPT console is not directly connected to Active Directory. The arborescence is built from WAPT agent inventory information.

If the tree structure is not up-to-date, you have to launch a Check Updates on a client or on OU.

Include computers from subfolders

Including computers from subfolders

This option allows you to display all available hosts in OU folders and subfolders.

If not checked, only available hosts in selected OU will be displayed in the console.

Searching Organizational Units

Searching an Organizational Unit

This option allows you to search in OU folders.

Hint

Filters work with regular expression.

Displaying Organizational Units

Unfolding Organizational Unit folders

Unfolding Organizational Unit folders allows you to display nested OU.

Creating or editing Organizational Unit package

Menu option for creating or editing Unit packages

This option allows you to edit or create Unit package.

Checking for updates on all host of an Organizational Unit

Menu option for checking updates for hosts in OU

This option allows you to check updates of all the hosts in the OU.

Applying upgrades on all hosts in an Organizational Unit

Menu option for applying upgrades on hosts in a OU

This option allows you to apply upgrades on all hosts in the OU.

Host inventory

Host inventory

Main inventory displays every host according to the selected filters.

Host status

Host status

Each columns can have different status.

Status

Description

OK

Host does not report issue.

OK

Host is connected.

TO-UPGRADE

Host has a pending install / update.

ERROR

Host has errors.

Host layout

Host inventory layout

Some columns are not displayed by default, you can select more columns with a right-click on the inventory header.

Status

Description

Status (host_status)

Status of the host.

Reachable (reachable)

If the host is seen by the WAPT server.

Audit status (audit_status)

Audit status of all packages on the host.

WUA (waptwua_status.status)

WUA service status via WAPT.

Host (computer_fqdn)

FQDN of the host.

Description (description)

Description of the host

Manufacturer (manufacturer)

Manufacturer of the host

IP addresses (connected_ips)

IP address list of the host

Plateform (plateform)

Processor architecture

Operating system (os_name)

Operating System name

Model (productname)

Model for the host

Serial number (serialnr)

Host serial number

Last seen on (last_seen_on)

Last host inventory done

Logged in users (last_seen_on)

Current logged in user

MAC address (mac_addresses)

MAC Address associated to host’s IP

WAPT version (wapt_version)

WAPT version deployed on the host

uuid (uuid)

UUID identifier of the host

purchase_order (purchase_order)

Purchase Order of the host

purchase_date (purchase_date)

Purchase date of the host

Domain controller (host_info/domain_controller)

Host Domain controller

Groups (depends)

Groups which the host is a member of

Domaine (host_info/domain_controller_address)

Domain name

Listening address (listening_address)

Listening address

Domain contoller address (host_info/domain_controller_address)

Domain controler’s address

AD DN

Distinguished Name of the machine

Last logged on user (last_logged_on_user)

Last logged on user

Registration Method (registration_auth_user)

User that has registered the host with the WAPT Server

Repositories (repositories)

Repositories seen by the host

You can add columns from Software Inventory by using a drag and drop.

You have to refresh the WAPT console (F5) to see the additional data.

Dragging and dropping inventory items in the WAPT console grid

Detailed actions on the hosts

Host configuration menu

The menu options are accessible using Right-Click on the selected host(s).

Host configuration menu

Edit host

Edit host button

The Edit host button allows you to edit the configuration on the selected host(s).

Check updates

Check updates button

The Check updates button allows you to check for available updates for the selected host(s).

Apply upgrades

Menu option for triggering upgrades

The Apply upgrades menu option allows you to trigger upgrades on the selected host(s).

Apply upgrades for not running applications

Menu option for triggering upgrades on software not in use

The Apply upgrades for not running applications menu option allows you to apply upgrades on the selected host(s) if the software is not being currently used by a user.

Propose Upgrades to logged on users

Menu option for proposing Upgrades to logged on users

Menu option for proposing Upgrades to logged on users

The Propose Upgrades to logged on users menu option allows you to propose upgrades to currently logged-in users of the selected host(s). A popup will then appear on the user’s terminal allowing the user to trigger or postpone the offered upgrade.

This menu option is equivalent to waptexit.

Send a message to users

Menu option for sending a message to users

The Send a message to users menu option allows you to send a message to logged-in users of the selected host(s).

Run packages audit

The Run packages audit menu option allows you to trigger manually a compliance audit on the selected host(s).

Add package(s) to host(s)

Menu option for adding package(s) to host(s)

The Add packages to host menu option allows you to add a list of WAPT packages on the selected host(s).

Remove package(s) from host(s)

Menu option for removing package(s) from host(s)

The Remove package(s) from host(s) menu option allows you to remove a list of WAPT packages from the selected host(s).

Re-sign host packages

Menu option for re-signing a host configuration

The Resign host packages menu option allows you to re-sign the WAPT configuration of the selected host(s).

Add package to host conflicts

Menu option for adding a forbidden package

The Add package to host conflicts menu option allows you to forbid a package from being installed on the selected host(s).

Remove package from host conflicts

Menu option for removing a package from the conflict list

The Remove package from host conflicts menu option allows you to re-authorize a forbidden package on the selected host(s).

Remove host

Menu option for removing host(s)

The Remove host menu option allows you to remove the selected host(s) from the WAPT Server database.

2 options are available:

Window to confirm removing host(s)
  • Delete host from inventory database to delete inventory data.

  • Delete host configuration (Package) to delete host package data.

Plugins

Plugins console

See here.

Connect via RDP

Menu option for connecting to the host via RDP

The Connect via RDP menu option allows you to connect with RDP on the selected host.

Remote Assistance

Menu option for connecting to the host via Remote Assistance

The Remote Assistance menu option allows you to launch Windows remote assistance.

Mesh remote desktop

The Mesh remote desktop menu option allows you to use Mesh Commander from the WAPT console.

Windows Computer management

Menu option for remotely managing a host

The Windows Computer management menu option allows you to launch the Windows remote management tools from the WAPT console.

Update AD Group Policies on host
Menu option for remotely applying GPO on hosts

The Update AD Group Policies on host menu option allows you to launch gpupdate /force command on the selected host(s).

Run CleanMgr on host
Menu option for remotely triggering CleanMgr on hosts

The Run CleanMgr on host menu option allows you to remotely trigger the cleanmgr tool on the selected host(s).

Computer management
Menu option for remotely launching the Computer Management tool on the host

The Computer management menu option allows you to remotely launch compmgmt.msc on the selected host.

Local users and groups management
Menu option for launching the Local users and groups management tool

The Local users and groups management menu option allows you to remotely launch lusrmgr.exe on the selected host.

Services management
Menu option for remotely launching the Service Management tool on host

The Services management menu option allows you to remotely launch services.msc on the selected host.

Power ON with WakeOnLan

Menu option for remotely powering on hosts

The Power ON with WakeOnLan menu option allows you to remotely wake selected host(s) if magic packages are authorized.

Reboot computers

Menu option for remotely rebooting hosts

The Reboot computers menu option allows you to remotely reboot the selected host(s).

This feature is disabled by default, see Configuring the WAPT agent for enabling the feature.

Shutdown computers

Menu option for remotely shutting down hosts

The Shutdown computers menu option allows you to remotely shut down the selected host(s).

This feature is disabled by default, see Configuring the WAPT agent for enabling the feature.

Trigger the scan of missing Windows Updates

Menu option for remotely triggering the scan for missing Windows Updates on hosts

The Trigger the scan of missing Windows Updates menu option allows you to remotely trigger the scan for missing Windows Updates on the selected host(s).

For more information, visit this documentation.

Trigger the download of pending Windows Updates

Menu option for remotely triggering the download of pending Windows Updates on hosts

The Trigger the download of pending Windows Updates menu option allows you to remotely trigger the download of pending Windows Updates on the selected host(s).

For more information, visit this documentation.

Trigger the install of pending Windows Updates

Menu option for remotely triggering the installation Windows Updates on hosts

The Trigger the install of pending Windows Updates menu option allows you to remotely trigger the installation of pending Windows Updates on the selected host(s).

For more information, visit this documentation.

Refresh host inventory

Menu option for refreshing the host inventory

The Refresh host inventory menu option allows you to force selected host(s) to send their current inventory.

Window listing hosts currently updating their inventory

Column

Description

Host

Hostname

IP

IP of host

Status

Status of the Trigger

status

Visual status

Message

Result message from update

Launch update

Launch update

Close

Close the window

Trigger a restart of waptservice

Menu option for remotely triggering a restart of the waptservice on hosts

The Trigger a restart of waptservice menu option allows you to remotely force selected host(s) to restart their waptservice.

Host sub tab

Host sub tab

Overview tab

Host summary

Host informations

Host summary
Informations displayed in the Overview tab

Name

The name of the host

Description

The description of the host

Operating system

The operating system running on the host

IP address

The IP address of the host

Last task

The last WAPT task that was run on the host

Manufacturer

The manufacturer of the host

Model

The model of the host

Last seen

The date of the latest update on the host

Logged in users

The name of the user last or currently connected on the host

UUID

UUID BIOS to the host

Search keywords

Field for searching on WAPT package keywords

Package status filtering

Checkboxes for filtering on host status

The checkboxes allow you to filter packages by their status.

Status of packages in the WAPT console

Status

Description

Errors

List of packages that have not installed correctly.

To upgrade

List of packages for which an update is available.

To install

List of packages waiting to be installed.

To remove

List of packages waiting to be removed.

The checkbox All allows you to select all status.

The button Pending allows you to select packages having status:

  • NEED-UPGRADE;

  • NEED-INSTALL;

  • TO-REMOVE.

Package layout

Header of the grid showing the list of WAPT packages installed on host

It is possible to select more columns with a Right-Click on the grid header.

List of available columns to add to the grid
Status of packages in the WAPT console

Status

Description

Status (install_status)

Status of the WAPT package.

Audit status (last_audit_status)

Last date of compliance audit.

Version (version)

Version of the WAPT package.

Description (description)

Description of the WAPT package.

Dependencies (depends)

Dependancies of the WAPT package.

Install date (install_date)

Install date of the WAPT package.

priority

Not used.

sources (sources)

URL for downloading the original software load.

Installed by (explicit_by)

User who has installed the package on the host.

Section (section)

Type of WAPT package.

Architecture (architecture)

CPU architecture of the package.

Locale (locale)

Language of the WAPT package.

md5sum (md5sum)

md5 sum of the WAPT package.

File name (filename)

Name of the package on the WAPT repository.

Parameters (install_params)

List of installation parameters for the WAPT package.

Log install (install_output)

Installation logs of the WAPT package.

maintainer (maintainer)

Name of the maintainer of the WAPT package.

conflict (conflict)

List of forbidden packages (packages that need to be uninstalled before the package can install).

Size after install (installed_size)

Storage occupied by the software once installed.

URL of repository (repo_url)

URL of the repository from which the package has been downloaded.

Size (size)

Size of the WAPT package in the repository.

Name of repository (repo_url)

FQDN of the repository from which the package has been downloaded.

Maturity (maturity)

Level of maturity of the WWAPT package (DEV, PREPROD, PROD).

Audited on

Date of the last compliance audit.

Next audit (next_audit_on)

Date of the next compliance audit.

uninstall_key (uninstall_key)

Uninstall key of the software.

update_on (update_on)

Date of the last package update.

update_by (update_by)

User having last updated the package.

created_on (created_on)

Date of first installation of the WAPT package.

created_by (created_by)

User having first installed the WAPT package.

last_audit_output (last_audit_output)

Log of the last compliance audit

id (id)

Database ID of the package in the WAPT agent local sqlite.

Package status

Package status
Status of packages in the WAPT console

Status

Description

OK

Installed package

ERROR

Package with install error

NEED-UPGRADE

Package with pending upgrade

NEED-INSTALL

Package with pending install

TO-REMOVE

Package with pending uninstall

It is possible to get informations about status by clicking on it.

For example, here is an error status:

Error detail

Acting on packages installed on a host

Possible actions for WAPT packages

Possible actions for WAPT packages

Hint

  • Selecting several packages is possible;

  • If several hosts are selected, the action will be launched on all selected hosts;

Available parameters for the [option] section of waptserver.ini

Action

Description

Install a package

The action installs the selected package on the selected host(s).

Force a package

The action forces the re-installation of a selected package on the selected host(s).

Remove a package

The action removes the selected package from the selected host(s)

Forget a package

The action tells the selected host(s) to no longer use WAPT to manage the software or the configuration

Audit the package WAPT Enterprise feature only

The action triggers an audit on the selected package(s)

Hardware inventory tab

Information displayed by default in the Hardware inventory tab is:

  • Information on the host’s hardware components.

  • Information about the host.

  • Information on the status of WAPT.

Host hardware inventory

A Filter box allows to search for hosts.

Hint

Filters work with regular expression.

To add a column in the grid, drag and drop a hardware property from the Hardware inventory grid to the main grid.

Example: in hosts, drag and drop physical_memory in the left panel, and the column physical_memory appears in the main grid.

Adding a criteria to the main grid of the WAPT console

Software inventory tab

Common information displayed in the Software Inventory tab is:

  • maker;

  • software name;

  • software version;

  • installation date;

  • uninstall key;

  • uninstall string.

Software inventory as registered in the Windows registry of the host

Windows update tab WAPT Enterprise feature only

Information displayed in the Windows update tab is:

  • Windows update agent version.

  • Date of the last Windows update scan.

  • Duration of the last scan.

  • WAPTWUA status.

  • Date of the last version of wsusscn2.cab processed by WAPT.

  • Status of WAPTWUA Enabled (True/ False).

    The grid then lists Windows cab files that have been installed or that are pending installation.

Information displayed in the Windows Updates tab are:

  • Status;

  • Product;

  • Update ID;

  • Kbids;

  • Published on;

  • installation on;

  • Severity on;

  • Classification;

  • Title;

  • Download size.

Inventory of Windows Updates

Task tab

Information displayed by default in the Tasks tab is:

  • Pending tasks.

Details of pending tasks on the host
  • Completed tasks.

Details of completed tasks
  • Tasks in error.

Details of tasks in error

Packages overview

Audit data

WAPT Packages tab

Refresh packages list

Import packages

Button for importing a WAPT package
Menu for importing a WAPT package
Window for setting up a repository to import packages from

Attention

If the verification of the package signature is enabled for added security, the public certificate of the signer(s) whose packages are stored in the repository must be located in one of the following folders:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\wapt\ssl;

  • %appdata%\waptconsole\ssl;

If the certificate is not found in one of these two folders, then the following error will occur and no package will not be imported from the repository.

Error while validating the signature of an external repository

Error while validating the signature of an external repository

Import from file

Build and upload packages

Make packages template from setup file

Make packages template from setup file

Package template

Package wizard

To select file, click on:

Select file

Windows installer (.msi/.msix/.exe)

Portable Windows application

Windows Update package (.msu)

macOS package (.dmg/.pkg)

Linux package (.deb/rpm)

Certificate package (.crt)

Certificate package

Select .crt and click on Continue

Confirmation package

Confirm informations and click to Build and upload

Empty package

Group

AD profile

Click on New host AD profile to create a *profile* bundle

After clicking :

Adding packages to profile bundle

For using, see AD profile

WUA rules

Self-service rules

Search tab

Last version only

Filter packages

Filter of a WAPT package

Show host

Architecture

OS

Locale

Maturity

Action on packages

Remove from repository

Edit packages

Change packages maturity

Changing the maturity of a WAPT package
Changing the maturity of a WAPT package

Resign packages

Download Packages

Windows Update tab

Windows Updates tab

Refresh

Windows Updates refresh

Button to refresh Windows Update display

Download WSUSScan cab from Microsoft Web site

Windows Updates download WSUSScan cab

Button to force download WSUSScan cab

Show Download history

Windows Updates show download history

Button to show download history

ActWUAGetUnusedKB

Windows Updates delete unused kb

Button to delete unused Windows Update

Source tab

Reporting tab

Refresh

Reporting refresh

Button to refresh reporting tab display

Design mode

Reporting design mode

Button to switch to design mode in repoting tab

Execute

Reporting execute

Button to execute query

Export to spreadsheet

Reporting export to spreadsheet

Button to export to spreadsheet query result

Normalize software titles

Reporting normalize software titles

Button to normalize software titles

Right click menu

Reporting Right-click menu

Right-click menu on the left of reporting tab

Execute

Reporting Right-click execute

Other way to execute query

Edit name

Reporting Right-click rename

Rename query name

Export to spreadsheet

Reporting Right-click export to spreadsheet

Other way to export spreadsheet query result

Export queries to file

Reporting Right-click export to file

Export query result to file

Import queries

Reporting Right-click import

Import query from external source

Search

Reporting Right-click search

Search query name

Secondary repos tab

Left on tab

Refresh

Secondary repos refresh

Button to refresh secondary repos display

Up rule

Secondary repos up rule

Button to put up rule in secondary repo

Down rule

Secondary repos down rule

Button to put down rule in secondary repo

Add rule

Secondary repos add rule

Button to add rule in secondary repo

Edit rule

Secondary repos edit rule

Button to edit rule in secondary repo

Delete rule

Secondary repos delete rule

Button to delete rule in secondary repo

Save rule changes

Secondary repos save rule

Button to save rule in secondary repo

Import Rules

Secondary repos import rule

Button to import rule in secondary repo

Export Rules

Secondary repos export rule

Button to export rule in secondary repo

Right click menu

Secondary repos right-click edit rule

Other way to edit a selected rule

Edit rule

Secondary repos right-click edit rule

Other way to edit a selected rule

Delete rule

Secondary repos right-click delete rule

Other way to delete a selected rule

Right on tab

Refresh

Secondary repos refresh client display

Button to refresh secondary repos client display

Sync selected

Secondary repos sync selected

Button to sync selected secondary repos client

Sync all

Secondary repos sync all

Button to sync all secondary repos client

Update index

Secondary repos update index

Button to update index secondary repos

Changelog

Secondary repos changelog

Button to get changelog of secondary repos

Search input

Secondary repos search input

Search in secondary repos host with keywords

Right click menu

Secondary repos Right-click menu from right tab

Secondary repos Right-click menu from right tab

Sync selected

Secondary repos Right-click sync selected

Secondary repos Right-click sync selected host to synchronise

Force sync selected

Secondary repos Right-click force sync selected

Secondary repos Right-click force sync selected host to synchronise

Show errors

Secondary repos Right-click show errors

Secondary repos Right-click show errors on selected host

Check files

Secondary repos Right-click check files

Secondary repos Right-click check files on selected host