To Automate the “Update” button, follow the below steps.

  1.  Use file explorer and go to the C:\Program Files (x86)\PathSolutions\TotalView folder
  2.  Right-click in this folder and choose “New” and then choose “Text document”.
  3.  When the file is created, rename it to be CollectMAC.flg (make sure it does not have.txt on the end)
  4.  Wait 5 minutes (the next poll period), and the update should be performed automatically, and the CollectMAC.flg file will be deleted. At this point, the Tools tab should indicate that the update was performed just a few moments ago.

Here’s the process of automating the creation of this file:

  1.  Open Notepad
  2.  Add another file named CollectMac.cmd in the C:\Program Files (x86)\PathSolutions\TotalView folder and in the file add the following: @echo %date% %time% > CollectMAC.flg
  3.  Choose “Save As…” from the “File” menu, and change the file selector to “Save as type” and choose “All Files (*.*)”.
  4.  Click on the “Start” menu and enter “Task Scheduler”. It should start the Windows Task Scheduler.
  5.  Click on “Create basic task…” on the right side of the window.
  6.  Enter the task Name as “TotalView Update” and click Next
  7.  Choose “Daily” and click Next
  8.  Enter the day and time when the task should be run and click Next
  9.  Select “Start a program” and click Next
  10.  Browse to find the program: C:\Program Files (x86)\PathSolutions\TotalView\CollectMAC.cmd and click Next
  11.  Click Finish to create the task