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Driver management in Windows: How to download and install Fujitsu DeskUpdate and DeskUpdate Manager

DeskUpdate Manager enables you to prepare and sort drivers suitable for your Fujitsu Client operating system (OS). These drivers can be installed with your software distribution system such as SCCM etc. The DeskUpdate Manager functions by connecting to the Fujitsu driver inventory and gathers the drivers and installation tools and thus be downloaded and stored in a driver repository. Afterward, you can use your software installation system to distribute and install the drivers automatically with the DeskUpdate command-line tool DUCMD. The individual client devices do not need Internet access. Please see these guides for some related content I have written around Windows Driver management “How to automate drivers using SCConfigMgr Driver Automation Tool, how to install SCConfigMgr Driver Automation Tool, how to delete obsolete drivers from the Driver Store in Windows 10, how to determine the version and type of a Printer Driver, how to import drivers in .exe format into Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and how to update Printer Drivers on your Windows device.

The figure below shows the basic operation of the DeskUpdate Manager. As you can see, Internet connection is very vital.

DeskUpdate: Desktupdate searches the Fujitsu database (driver repository) for new drivers, bios updates, and system-specific software packages for your system. You can select the packages it finds and have DeskUpdate install them. DeskUpdate is an application for automatic software installation (drivers and utilities). This software is only for systems from Fujitsu.

Please refer to these articles on Driver Management on AWS, Windows clients, and servers. “How to remove a Printer from Windows 10 via PowerShell, Windows registry and Print Management, how to install ENA Driver, and how to upgrade AWS Network Adapter from Redhat to Citrix PV and then to AWS PV driver.

Part A: Download and instal the DeskUpdate Manager.

This Software can be downloaded from the following link. Click on Download DeskUpdate Manager as shown below.

You will be redirected to the following page. Now select and download from one of the operating systems as shown below.

Click on download on the Direct Download as shown below.

You will be prompted to accept the License Terms and click on the “Download File” as shown below

Now extract the DeskUpdate software as shown below. You can also use 7-Zip etc

Double click on the extracted DeskUpdate Manager as shown below. Just double click on the executable file as shown below.

Since this is a test VM, I will create a shortcut on my desktop for easy accessibility.

Upon double clicking on the DesktopUpdateManager.exe, the DesktopUpdateManager window will open up
– Click on Next.

This will open up the project selection Window. Click on New

Enter a project name and description and click on OK.

The system will be loaded, now you can select a system and operating systems you wish to create a driver repository for and click on Next and follow the prompts.
– Note: You always open the created project in the future.

Part B: Installation of the DeskUpdate: Note: DeskUpdate is available for free on our Fujitsu client computing devices. 

Requirements: Ensure you adhere to the capability requirements for the respective operating systems.
– Ensure that at least one network driver has to be installed and it is connected to the internet. Without the DeskUpdate Manager connecting to the internet, it will not be able to download the needed drives to the Drivers repository.
– High-speed internet connection (download > 1 MBit) is recommended.
– Do not run DeskUpdate with a modem or ISDN connection.

The DeskUpdate software can be downloaded from the following link(de) or link(en). Download the DeskUpdate software. You may be prompt to accept the license condition and then have the DeskUpdate downloaded as shown below.

Depending on the resolution of your desktop device, scroll to the top of the page, and click on the “Direct Download as shown below”

Click on I have read the license terms and click to download the file.

Now the file has been download. There is no separate installation necessary. Start the “DeskUpdate.exe“ file and follow the instructions.

Upon double clicking of the Downloaded file, the following window “Fujitsu Desktop Update” will open up.
– Click on Start Desktop Update

Accept the license terms and condition and click on ok as shown below

Click on “Start search”. The DeskUpdate will start searching the Fujitsu database for new Drivers and BIOS updates etc.

Note: You can also search from a repository if you have one set up already as described in Part 1 above. In this scenario, you will have to click on the Extract button and select your desired repository afterward.

Note: Only Fujitsu systems are supported. If your system is not a Fujitsu device, the installation will fail and display “Your system is currently not supported. We are sorry about this 🙂

You can also download Fujitsu Deskupdate 4.15.3859 and this includes the config.ini file etc. Also, the Fujitsu Deskupdate 5.02.0026 has the DeskUpdate.exe.config. 
Screenshot 2021 02 17 at 13 28 05
Older version of Fujitsu DeskUpdate 4.15

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