Upgrade questions - ACS software to new hardware

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Sep 17th, 2008

We currently have ACS 3.2 running on a Windows 2000 server. We want to move it to a Windows 2003 server and upgrade to 4.1. What's the best way to go about this? I have install CDs for v3.3.3 and an upgrade cd for v4.1. Should I install v3.3.3 on the W2K3 box, upgrade it to 4.1 then try to export the database from the 3.2 box and import? Or can I install 3.3.3, synchronize it with the 3.2, break the syncronization and upgrade the 3.3.3 box to 4.1? I can't seem to find any documentation that covers an upgrade path with respect to new hardware. I'm a n00b at ACS to boot.

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don-sullivan Fri, 09/19/2008 - 10:47

I've recently done the same upgrade. Make a backup of your ACS database from System Configuration. On the new hardware install ACS v3.3.3. Copy the file created from the first step and use ACS restore. Finally upgrade ACS to version 4.1.

Jagdeep Gambhir Fri, 09/19/2008 - 12:51

Install 3.2 on the win2003 server and restore your database. Then upgrade it to 3.3.3 and finally to 4.1

During each upgrade it will prompt you "keep existing database " , make sure you check that else you will loose the acs database.



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jlmickens Tue, 09/23/2008 - 05:48


As it turns out our setup was fairly simple - everything was pointing to the AD. What I ended up doing was installing 4.1 (and all patches/updates) on the 2003 server then recreating the setup.


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