PowerFolder Server 17 SP3

  • Release Date: July 2022
  • Build Number: 17.3.102
  • Type: Hot Fix Release

All production builds are starting from X.Y.100* and development builds (not for productive use) are starting from X.Y.1 - 99

* (Where X=Major software version and Y=Service pack number)

Upgrade Information

  • Please read this complete Release Notes and instructions before upgrading.
  • Please follow the regular upgrade documentation for Windows or Linux
  • Upgrading any previous version higher or equal to version 11.8
  • Cluster: Running different versions on the servers in the cluster is supported but limited to version >= 14.3.5
  • Java Runtime (JDK) Upgrade (Windows Only, Linux still uses JDK 15)

New Feature: Audit Fields

The following fields are added for auditing:

creationDate, creationAccount, modifiedDate, modifiedAccount

To the following tables in the database:

Invitation, FolderSettings, Organization, Group, Account

In case of problems please update the database manually to db shema from 175 to 176 using the scripts:


Improvement: Auto Cleanup "phantom" folders

It was possible that folders got stuck - only visible on client, hidden in web portal, but not on server storage. Creating a new folder with the same name was also not possible.

To cleanup this add/set the following entry to PowerFolder.config at the server:


Default behavior:


New Feature: Set minimum Client version to connect

To prevent older clients from connecting to the server set the following entry in PowerFolder.config:


by default the value is empty. That means any compatible version will be allowed to connect.


PowerFolder server now supports the OO v7.X in docker or as stand alone installations, for update your installation please visit: ONLYOFFICE Setup Guide

(warning) MS Office 2003 formats e.g.  DOC / XLS / PPT are not supported anymore, a new installation of PF server is installed with the new config. For the existing installation, after update please change the PowerFolder.config as follows:


Downgrade Information (optional)

  • In case a downgrade to a previous version is necessary:
    • For a downgrade you have to review our downgrade documentation.
    • Simply replace the PowerFolder-Server.jar file with that from the previous version you would like to run.
  • Log messages due to the higher schema version of database can be ignored:
    • [DatabaseMigrator]: Database layout version is newer than expected.


  •  INT-642 - Link visibility problems when user has no folders
  •  PFS-3787 - Fixed a NullPointerException related to Audit fields

Note: Version 17.3.101 was in internal release due to branding changes of a customer build

  • Release Date: June 2022
  • Build Number: 17.3.100
  • Type: Service Pack Release


  • PFS-3787 - Add audit fields to Folder, Invitation, Account, Group and Organization 
  • PFS-4015 - Set accounts to active after quota upgrade 
  • PFS-4020 - Copy invitations from source to target system 
  • PFS-3965 - Copy avatars from source to target system 
  • PFS-4018 - Set minimum client version to connect 
  • PFS-4026 - Fix LDAP subquery search when retrieving attributes of similar entries 
  • PFS-3871 - Fix custom org logo for upload from page 
  • PFS-4019 - File links: Links are editable although the maxDownloads are reached 
  • PFS-4023 - Automatically remove folders that are not synced to cloud 
  • PFS-4016 - File links: HTTP Error 403 in .rtf file (without login) 
  • PFS-3998 - File links: Fix HTTP error 404 when "#" in file name 
  • PFS-4025 - Reduce logging: unable to check basic authorization header (StringIndexOutOfBoundsException)