Task Factory Upgrade

The use of a third-party component (/n software’s IPWorks connectivity software), which was embedded in Task Factory versions released between February 10, 2016 and May 27, 2020, is in dispute.

Therefore, we must require all Task Factory users who are running Task Factory versions 2016.1.7.210 through 2020.1.4 to upgrade to Task Factory version 2020.11.1 or newer by Friday, November 6, 2020.

To upgrade to the latest version, please download the latest Task Factory version and follow the step-by-step upgrade instructions.

Questions about upgrading to latest version of Task Factory? Please reference the FAQ and resources provided below for more details.

 

FAQ

 

How will this upgrade affect me? 

The removal of the third-party component does not affect the functionality provided in the latest versions of Task Factory. 

 

What changes to Task Factory functionality can I anticipate with Task Factory 2020.11.1 or newer?

Depending on the Task Factory version you are currently running, upgrading to the latest version of Task Factory will give you the latest enhancements and bug fixes that are currently available. For more details, please check out the Task Factory release notes and system requirements.

Note: In Task Factory version 2019.4.1 (released September 24, 2019), the LinkedIn, Marketo, and Hadoop components were deprecated.

 

How soon do I need to upgrade to Task Factory version 2020.11.1 or newer?

We must require all Task Factory users who are running Task Factory versions 2016.1.7.210 through 2020.1.4 to upgrade to Task Factory version 2020.11.1 or newer by Friday, November 6, 2020. Download the latest version here.

 

What if I’m unable to upgrade because my maintenance agreement has expired?

Because this is a critical upgrade, the SentryOne team will work with you to ensure the upgrade process is successfully completed. If your maintenance agreement has lapsed, we will provide you with a complimentary upgrade to the latest version of Task Factory.

If you need to take advantage of the complimentary upgrade, please contact the SentryOne Support team.

 

I’m encountering issues during the upgrade process. What should I do?

The SentryOne support team is ready to help you troubleshoot any problems you encounter during the upgrade process. Contact support today.

 

Do I need to upgrade to the latest version if I'm running Task Factory Azure Data Factory?

If you use the automated installation option, simply restart the IR (Integration Runtime) and the installer will use the latest version.

If you use the manual installation option, then you will need to confirm you are using Task Factory 2020.11.1 or newer. You can confirm your Task Factory Azure Data Factory version number in the Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer.

  1. First, open Storage Explorer and open the storage blob where you installed Task Factory from. Locate and open the cmd.log directory. You will see a list of directories from each installation of Task Factory. Locate and open the latest installation directory. (The name will be similar to tvmps_36512b6f3546d688cc742c2f16e007be8c9e52f9ad41c6a653cc946c74649374_d#CustomSetup#2020-03-18T130755Z.)

  2. Within that directory, there will be an log file. Double click that file to download and open it a text editor.

  3. Within that file you will see a file path that includes the Task Factory version number. If the version number is less than 2020.11.1, you will need to manually install the latest version by uploading the latest version of Task Factory to your install blob container.

 

Resources

Download the latest version of Task Factory.

Download the Latest Version

Need help? The SentryOne Support team is ready to help you successfully upgrade.

Contact Support

Follow these step-by-step instructions to complete your Task Factory upgrade.

Upgrade Instructions