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Update SI5 Desktop

Updating your SI5 desktop to SI5.5

dtools-cd-55-update_3001This posting discusses how to update your SI5 desktop application to SI5.5. The steps are slightly different depending on whether you are a Pro/LANSync user or a Stand-Alone user.

Pro/LANSync users: Contact your local system administrator before updating. If you update your desktop before the server is updated, you will be unable to access SI5 until the server is updated.

(click here for help if you need to undo the SI5.5 desktop update)

1. Check in all projects

If there are any projects checked out to you, check them in using the SI5.2 Navigator. This is essential to ensure system stability during the upgrade.

2. Back up custom reports (How?)

This step is optional, since custom reports are unaffected by the upgrade. However, it is a good idea, just in case something goes disastroustly wrong during the update.

3. Connect to LANSync and close the application

Go to File > LANSync Online in the Navigator and make sure you are connected to your LANSync server. Then close the 5.2 Navigator. This will “check-in” your license and ensure a smooth tranisition.

4. Wait for your system administrator to update the server

Do not proceed until your local system administrator has Server Updateupdated your SI5 server. See warning message above.

5. Follow the instructions for Stand-Alone users below

At this point, it’s just like a normal update…

Stand-Alone users

1. Back up custom reports[1]

This step is optional, since custom reports are unaffected by the upgrade. However, it is a good idea, just in case something goes disastroustly wrong during the update.

2. Go to Start > D-Tools > Check for Updates

You will be informed that there is an update. Click “Next” to download and run (72 MB).
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3. Pre-requisites will be installed if not present

SI5.5 requires the .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 and SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1, which will be downloaded and installed if it is not already present. Please note that the .Net download is a rather sizeable, and may require a reboot after the installation is complete.

4. The SI5.5 setup wizard will run

Click “Next” through the next several screens. Remember to select Complete when asked to choose the setup type if you want to install Quicklinks.
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5. SI5.5 desktop files will be installed

At this point, the SI5.5 desktop will be installed. When it is done, you should be able to open SI5.5 by the means you specified during installation (desktop icon, start menu, quickstart icon).
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