US 10,892,956 B2
Device management server, control method for the same, and medium
Satoshi Nishikawa, Yokohama (JP)
Assigned to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Feb. 4, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/781,630.
Claims priority of application No. 2019-033873 (JP), filed on Feb. 27, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2020/0274776 A1, Aug. 27, 2020
Int. Cl. H04L 12/24 (2006.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01); G06F 9/445 (2018.01); G06F 8/60 (2018.01)
CPC H04L 41/32 (2013.01) [H04L 67/10 (2013.01); G06F 8/60 (2013.01); G06F 9/445 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
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9. A control method for a device management server, the device management server managing information regarding a first application associated with a product key, and information regarding a second application that is not managed based on a product key, the control method comprising:
creating a first task for distributing to a network device a first application associated with a product key that can be selected by specifying the product key;
creating a second task for distributing to the network device a second application selected without specifying a product key;
in a case where the second task is executed, acquiring version information regarding the second application installed on the network device as a target; and
based on the acquired version information, performing control to distribute a newer version of the second application to the target network device.