Upgrading - SME 6.3 - 7.0

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Instructions for upgrading SME 6.3 to SME 7.0

The Upgrade executable is available from the following download link. Download it and save it to your SME5 program folder.

http://high5software.com/downloads/sme7/SME_SQLinkUpdater.exe

  • Log onto the server or computer hosting the SME database.
  • Log all users out of SME 6.3.
  • Close SQLink.
    • Do Start> Run> fsmgmt.msc to check open files - all SME files must be closed.
    • You can skip the stop service steps if you can reboot your server.
    • Do Start> Programs> Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008> Configuration Tools> SQL Configuration Manger
    • Stop the MSSQL service and the SQL Server FullTextSearch Services.
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    • Your MS SQL Server instance name may be different.
    • Copy your database folder to a back up location.
    • Restart the ‘SQL Server’ and the ‘SQL Server FullTextSearch’ services.
  • Download the ‘SME_SQLinkUpdater.exe’ From the following link.
  • http://high5software.com/downloads/sme7/SME_SQLinkUpdater.exe
  • Launch the SME_SQLinkUpdater.exe by double clicking or right clicking and selecting ‘Open’.
  • Accept the license agreement and click Next
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  • Browse to the location of your SME/High5Software folder and click ‘Next’.
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  • You should see the following message. If you ‘Do Not’ see this message click the ‘Back’ button and check your path. It ‘Must’ be the same as your SME/High5Software path.
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  • Answer ‘Yes’ to the message.
  • Uncheck ‘Demo Database’ on the following screen.
  • Click ‘Next’.
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  • If you are running current Windows operating systems you may see this message:
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  • Answer ‘Yes’.
  • Click the check boxes to create the desktop and Quick Launch icons.
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  • Click ‘Next’.
  • Review the following installation information. Make sure that the install path is to your SME 5 program folder.
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  • Click ‘Install’ if everything is correct.
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  • The update will install.
  • You will see the following indicating that the installer has completed.
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  • Click ‘Finish’.
  • SME will launch and will open with the following message
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  • Click ‘Yes’.
  • You will be prompted to back up SME. This is not necessary if you performed the backup procedure of stopping the MS SQL Services, and copying your data files to a backup location, as outlined at the beginning of this document.
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  • Click ‘No’ if you copied your data as a backup.
  • SME will begin to update.
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  • When the database re-index completes click ‘Done’.
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  • The SME will update the tables.
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  • You will be notified that updates are to be preformed to your data.
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  • Answer ‘Ok’ to the prompt.
  • SME will perform the updates. This can take a considerable length of time with large data files.
  • Update will be completed when SME reopens.
  • Users can return to SME 7.0.