Online filing - thin client update

Owing to enhancements to the security of the EPO's IT infrastructure, outdated versions of the eOLF thin client will no longer be able to connect to the EPO eOLF server after 29 February 2016 at 18.00 hrs CET. To be able to continue filing, please upgrade to the latest version of the thin client.

To upgrade 5.0.7.xxx installations (builds 118-121 of the File Manager*):

  1. Install update epptch5240.exe.
  2. Update thin clients using updates and instructions you can download from here).

To upgrade 5.0.8.xxx installations (builds 130-140 of the File Manager*):

  1. Install update epptch5240.exe.
  2. Update thin clients of versions lower than 130** using updates and instructions you can download from here).

To upgrade the 5.0.9.xxx installation (build 148 of the File Manager*):

  1. Update thin clients of versions lower than 130** using updates and instructions you can download it from here).


*To check the build number of the File Manager:

  • Start OLF client
  • Select Demo or Production
  • Click OK
  • In the main menu select Help
  • Select menu item Info
  • See FMMNGR build 5.0.xxx: xxx is the build number

** To check your thin client version:

  • Navigate to the OLF installation folder (normally C:\Program Files (x86)\EPO_OLF5 for stand-alone installations or C:\Program Files (x86)\EPO_OLF5-TC for client-only installations)
  • Find executable OLFClient.exe
  • Right-click on OLFClient.exe
  • Select Properties
  • Select Details
  • Check file version

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