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Software Update Required: New Versions of AESPcLink Available

AES Broadcast  12/15/2011          Broadcast  #  2011060


Software Update Required: New Versions of AESPcLink Available

This message is intended for AESPcLink users only 

AESPcLink Standard and Network Edition have been updated to improve the security and confidentiality of the system. The updates are in sync with the changes made recently to the AESDirect website and comply with mandates from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for federal government websites. 

You need to upgrade to the new version of AESPcLink in order to continue using the application because older versions will not be supported.  Instructions on how to upgrade will be included at the bottom of this message.

You will not see any changes to functionality in the program, but we have also included the following changes in this updated version:

  • Updated Spanish help text (only for AESPcLink Standard Version)
  • Updated help text related to new DDTC Exemption Numbers added to AESDirect

Reminder for Windows 7 and Windows Vista Users

If your operating system is Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you must run an executable file on your computer to display the help information.

To download, go to the link for the corresponding operating system:

               Windows Vista Users


               Windows 7 Users 

How to upgrade to the new versions

AESPcLink Standard Edition

  • Go to the Tools Menu and click on “Update AESPCLink Software…”

-      or –

AESPcLink Network Edition

Designated Administrators must download the new versions of the Server and Client by using the “Update Software” function on the “Advanced Options” tab of the Server admin utility. Both the client and the server need to be upgraded to version 3.1.

Once administrators have upgraded, instruct users to upgrade their installations of the program by going to the Tools menu and clicking on “Update AESPCLink Software…

For further information or questions, contact the U.S. Census Bureau's AES Branch.

Telephone: (800) 549-0595, select option 1 for AES


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Source: FTDWebMaster, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. 20233
Created: 21 Sep 2010
Last modified: 12 December 2015 at 10:39:45 AM