Enterprise 7 to 7 Upgrade

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Enterprise 7 to 7 Upgrade


Please read this entire article carefully, and plan appropriately before beginning.

This article is for clients that are upgrading from an existing 7 installation.

Prior to upgrade, please review the release notes for hardware and software requirements and additional upgrade information.



Microsoft SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016 or Microsoft Azure SQL Database

Microsoft System CLR Types for Microsoft SQL Server for GEOGRAPHY data type

Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016

IIS v7+

As of build, Microsoft .NET Framework v4.7.2 with ASP.NET is required.

Supported browsers: Chrome, Edge, Firefox

The matching build of EQuIS Professional 7 must be installed prior to upgrading EQuIS Enterprise. See Installation and Upgrade.


Back Up Files


Prior to upgrading, it is highly recommended that existing files and the database have been backed up.

Make a backup of your SQL database.

Make a backup of the Enterprise Installation Directory (\Program Files\EarthSoft\Enterprise7).

Back up the standard example dashboards if they were modified (i.e., Welcome, Admin, EDP, Explorer, EZView, and Notices) by navigating to the dashboard, noting the DASHBOARD_ID and replace default.aspx in the URL with /api/download/dashboard/[dashboard_id] in the browser URL (e.g., https://enterprise.somwhereonline.com/api/download/dashboard/8733).


Upgrade Instructions


The EQuIS Enterprise 7 download links are available for download at the EarthSoft Community Center.


1.Download the EQuIS Enterprise 7 installer (.zip) from the Download Dashboard (Products> EQuIS Enterprise> 7).

2.Stop the IIS application pool EnterpriseAppPool.

3.Stop the EQuIS Enterprise 7 Workflow service under Windows Services.

4.Make a backup copy of your *.config files




5.Uninstall the existing EQuIS Enterprise installation from the Windows Control Panel.

6.Unblock and extract the files downloaded in Step 1.

7.Run the EQuIS Enterprise 7 application (.exe) as administrator and step through the installation wizard.

8.Update your database(s) with the equivalent version of EQuIS Professional using the steps outlined in the following article: Update EQuIS Database.

9.Restore the backed up *.config files backed up in Step 4.




10.Start the EnterpriseAppPool application pool in IIS if it has not already been started.

11.Open your web browser to your installed web application URL (e.g., https://localhost/equis7/default.aspx).

12.Login using an EQuIS Enterprise administrator account (default account is administrator/admin).

13.If dashboards were backed up, copy the *.dashboard files into the ..\Enterprise7\deploy\ directory.

14.Append "action=deploy" to the URL to complete the deployment step. (e.g. https://localhost/equis7/default.aspx?action=deploy). You should see a list of files that were successfully processed as shown below:



15.Start the EQuIS Enterprise 7 Workflow service under Windows Services.

16.Navigate to the web application URL (e.g., https://localhost/equis7/default.aspx) to use EQuIS Enterprise.


Note: The \Enterprise7\App_Data folder contains the original installed widget, dashboard, and ST_CONFIG.DATASET deployment files. These can be copied from this folder into the \Enterprise7\deploy folder
if any/all of the dashboards, widgets, or other files need to be deployed again. To deploy, append "action=deploy" to the Enterprise URL (e.g., https://localhost/equis7/default.aspx?action=deploy).