Enterprise 6.6.x to 7 Upgrade

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Enterprise 6.6.x 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 6.6 installation.

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

Starting with EQuIS Enterprise 6.4.1, recursive triggers must be enabled for the database. This can be enabled under the Options tab of the database properties in SQL Server Management Studio.

Requirements for standalone license databases have been modified and should be updated in v6.5. For more information and the script for creating an external license database, see the License Server Features and Management article.


Warning: Enterprise 7 does not support "local" license keys for self-hosted clients with per-core licensing for EQuIS Enterprise. When installing Enterprise 7, these "local" license keys need to be replaced with "network" license keys (which are stored in the ST_LICENSE table in the database). If you are using "local" license keys on your web/application server, please contact sales@earthsoft.com prior to upgrading to Enterprise 7.



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+

Microsoft .NET Framework v4 with ASP.NET

Supported browsers: Chrome, Edge, Firefox

EQuIS Professional 7 must be installed prior to upgrading EQuIS Enterprise. 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\Enterprise6).

Back up the standard example dashboards if they were modified (i.e., Welcome, Admin, EDP, Explorer, EZView, and Notices) by navigating to the dashboard and changing default.aspx in the URL to download.aspx in the browser URL.


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 6 Workflow service under Windows Services.

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



c...\Enterprise6\web.config (only necessary for LDAP configurations)

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

6.Extract the files downloaded in Step 1.

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

8.Go to the extracted folder from Step 6 and copy the file widgets.equis.all.min.js. Place the file in the installation folder, which is usually C:\Program Files\EarthSoft\Enterprise7\assets\dist\js. This is only applicable to Enterprise 7 build 18212.

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

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



c.Transfer the LDAP configuration settings from your Enterprise6 install to the ..\Enterprise7\web.config file (only necessary for LDAP configurations).

11.If you are not using SSL (aka HTTPS), you need to do the following:

a.Browse to your installation folder (e.g., C:\Program Files\EarthSoft\Enterprise7).

b.Open the Web.config file with a text editor (e.g., Notepad).

c.Find <httpCookies requireSSL="true" lockItem="true"/>.

d.Change it to <httpCookies requireSSL="false" lockItem="true"/>.

e.Save and close the file.

12.If you are running in a local IIS Server environment, it may be necessary to comment out the staticContent block around lines 51-54 in the Web.config file.

a.Browse to your installation folder (e.g., C:\Program Files\EarthSoft\Enterprise7).

b.Open the Web.config file with a text editor (e.g., Notepad).

c.Find <staticContent> at approximately line 51.

d.Comment out the staticContent as seen below:


     <mimeMap fileExtension=".json" mimeType="application/json"/>

     <mimeMap fileExtension=".woff" mimeType="font/woff"/>


     e. Save and close the file.

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

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

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

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

17.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:



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

19.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).