How to Upgrade Adams 5.0 - 5.4
Posted by Mont Rothstein on 09 February 2016 10:26 PM
  1. Download the latest Updates release from:
    1. If you don't have a username and password then contact Support
  2. Prevent access to Adams from all users
    1. Block access to the database via the firewall
    2. Stop the AdamsAdmin pool
  3. Backup the repository
  4. Backup the database.
  5. Run Healthcheck.exe.
  6. Resolve any issues discovered by Healthcheck.exe.
  7. Update Configure Adams on the server running the database by running Configure ADAMS Setup.msi
  8. Run Configure Adams
  9. Click Load Central Config
    1. If a database upgrade is needed then a message box will inform you and ask you to make sure you have a backup and that no one is using the system.
      1. If a backup has been done and if no one is using the system then allow the database upgrade to continue.
      2. After this database/repository upgrade no one will be able to use the system until their software has been upgraded to the current version.
    2. If a database has been updated or if an update is not needed a prompt may appear to upgrade the Repository
      1. Click OK
      2. You may continue with these instructions, and users may use the system, while the Repository is being upgraded.
    3. After any upgrades the central configuration will be displayed.
  10. Exit Configure Adams
  11. Update Adams Admin on the server by running Adams Admin Setup.msi
  12. Copy the .MSI files to the C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\AdamsAdmin\AdamsUpdates directory. Note: This may be on a different server than the database.
  13. Make sure that the update files have the correct permissions
    1. Right-click the AdamsUpdates directory and select Properties
    2. Select the Security tab
    3. Click Advanced
    4. Windows 2003
      1. Check "Replace permission entries on all child objects with the entries shown here that apply to child objects"
      2. Click OK in both dialogs
    5. Windows 2008
      1. Click "Change Permissions..."
      2. Check "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object"
      3. Click OK in all dialogs
  14. The Foray Adams Update Service, running on client and server machines, checks every 15 min for updates  
    1. To force a machine to download its updates either reboot the machine or re-start the Foray Adams Update Service.


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