I would like to know the upgrade path from V7 to V11 and what if any proceedures must be followed. Are the data files the same, do they have to be converted, etc. Is there a set progression of steps to be followed? I would like to make this as easy as possible.
Presently V7 is installed on Server 2000 machine and V11 will be installed on Server 2008 machine. The clients will be upgraded from XP Pro to Win7 Pro. Thank you in advance for any assistance.
The good news is that you can upgrade directly from v7 to v11. The install will automatically update the database to the new version. Since you're going to be loading it on a new machine, I'm going to give you an easy way to do this.
First on the WinSvr 2008 machine, locally map the drive that should already be shared from the Server 2000 machine.
Then install v11 on the new machine. Prior to starting up v11, share the Powerchurch directory in preparation for installing the version across the network. Grant full access to all users, Powerchurch will maintain its own user permissions, you don't need to use network permissions to do this.
Start v11, when it asks if you are upgrading from a previous version, select YES. It will then search for the older version of Powerchurch. If it can't find it, then manually find the mapped drive to v7. The program will then pull the data from v7, convert it and load the v11 database. The program will then close.
Now go to every networked machine, locally map the new v11 directory, then run the NETSETUP11 program found in the Powerchurch\pcplus11\Install directory.
Hope this helps.