Welcome ! If you made it to this page then you are most likely to try PolicyPak. This is the “How to Use the PolicyPak Customer Portal” video. The PolicyPak Customer Portal is the *ONLY* way to download PolicyPak. If you need access, please talk with your PolicyPak sales rep for access. When ready, please access the ACTUAL PolicyPak Customer Portal via the Support & Sharing menu item.
PolicyPak Customer Portal Video Transcript
Hi. This is Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP and Founder of PolicyPak Software. In this video, I’m going to show you how to use the PolicyPak Customer Portal to download the PolicyPak Bits, Manuals and any Pak Updates.
Let me show you how it works. First, let’s get one thing straight. There’s no way to request an account here through the website. You are granted an account through the sales team, so there’s no “sign up now” or anything. You have to go through our sales team.
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Let me show you around the portal. First things first, if you’re just getting started with PolicyPak, I humbly suggest that you download everything. Of course, you need to read through the “End User License Agreement.” Then once you’re done with all that, you can click “I AGREE” and then finally “Download PolicyPak Full ZIP Archive (including Bits, Manuals and Paks)” – pretty much everything.
This takes a minute or two because it has to zip up everything just for you right now whatever is latest, and then you should see your browser suggest that you can save it or open it or whatever. I’ll click “Save” now, and you can see it downloading.
Now that’s one thing you can do. Let’s go ahead and go back here. The other thing is you can individually download the components. By way of example, the most popular thing we’re going to do last, which is “Download Latest Paks.” Let me start off with “Download Latest Manuals.” You can click on “Download Latest Manuals” and download any of the manuals that you are interested in or download them all as a Zip.
The other thing you can do is go to “Download Latest Bits.” When we say “Bits,” we mean the ISO file. That’s how we ship. There are three things here. We have, in this case, the licensing tool (“LT.zip”), and we also have the latest, greatest download. In this case, we actually have two downloads: “PolicyPak-Build556.iso” and “PolicyPak-Build557.iso.”
If we “Go Back” here, I can also show you now “Download Latest Paks.” By default, any time that we at PolicyPak update any of the Paks, you will be notified using this portal system. Let me go back here to show you how that works. The idea is that there are subscriptions. You can select “Manage My Subscriptions.” By default, “You are subscribed to ALL Pak changes,” “You are subscribed to Manual/Documentation changes,” and “You are subscribed to Bits changes.”
Let’s assume that that’s okay for now. Let’s “Go Back” here, and let’s take a look at “Download Latest Paks.” You can see we’ve got the big list of Paks that you may want to download. Now, if you downloaded everything, you got all the Paks. You don’t have to download anything individually if you don’t want to.
But let’s say you did, and you wanted to go to “Microsoft Lync 2013” or something. You can view the Pak information. Now here is some information about it: when we added it, how it works with XP and Windows 7, lockout information and a bunch of other little things.
Here are the actual files. If you wanted just the XML file (“Lync2013.xml”), you can go ahead and click save and it will download just the Pak XML file. Now, you can also download the DLL file, which is the compiled version of this, or you can compile it yourself using the Design Studio.
If I were to “Click Here” and modify my subscription, here’s the idea. Maybe you don’t want to be notified about every Pak change that we have here. So you can “Unsubscribe” if you want to and then individually subscribe to Paks. How do you do that?
Well, let’s go back to “Download Latest Paks” for downloading a particular Pak. Let’s go ahead and pick a Pak that we like. Maybe you want “FileZilla.Org FileZilla 3.5.” You’ll “View Pak,” and right here you can “Subscribe (send me notifications) about changes to this Pak.”
If we update “FileZilla.Org FileZilla 3.5” because of an issue or something in there, then you will be notified about it. But if FileZilla 4.0 or 3.6 comes out of something that is a major update, well, if you’re not subscribed to all the Paks, then we can’t get you that information.
So it will be up to you if you want to be subscribed to all the Paks, which is my suggestion and is also the default. There could be a reasonable amount of emails that come through when that happens, but long story short, I humbly suggest that you stay up-to-date in case we have any updates.
Now what we also try to do is we also try to make sure that the “Read Me” files are up-to-date. Any time we make a modification, we do our best to also modify the Read Me file. In this case this is a new Pak, but if we made a change and you got a notification about that change, you would come here. You could read about the notification inside the “Read Me” file and then decide for yourself if you want to download the XML and/or DLL file Pak.
That’s it. Just to recap, in short the idea is that you can quickly “Download Everything” if you want to, individually “Download Latest Paks” or “Download Latest Bits” or “Download Latest Manuals.” And you can get subscribed (“Manage My Subscriptions”) to, like I said, any of the Paks. Again, I humbly suggest that you subscribe to all the Pak changes, all the manual and documentation changes, and the Bits changes. You will get your emails directly at your PolicyPak email address, the one that you have registered on file with us.
If you have any questions about anything in the portal, then please go ahead and reach out to us at support or post your questions to the support forum. If you have access issues – if you’re not able to get to the portal in some way – then just contact your sales representative and they’ll make sure that you do, in fact, have access to the portal.
OK. Thank you very much, and we’ll talk to you soon.