How to do a same version instance upgrade

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1. Overview

This article shows you how to upgrade an instance that has the same version number as the deployment application. This should only be needed in unusual cases.

To do this, update the deployment application configuration, then restart the deployment application to be allowed to upgrade an instance to the same version.

2. Modifying the Dundas application config file

In order to do a same version instance upgrade the deployment application config file needs to be modified. To do this, edit the Dundas.BI.Deployment.Application.exe.config file in a text editor. This file is located in the root of the deployment application installation directory. By default, this would be located here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Dundas Data Visualization Inc\Dundas BI\Setup\{major}.{minor}\Dundas.BI.Deployment.Application.exe.config

Add the highlighted XML below to this file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<configuration>
  <appSettings>
    <add key="AllowSameVersionUpgrades" value="true" />
  </appSettings>
    <startup>
        <supportedRuntime version="v4.0" sku=".NETFramework,Version=v4.5.1"/>
    </startup>
</configuration>

3. Start the deployment application

After the modification of the config file, restart the deployment application. By default, this would be located in:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Dundas Data Visualization Inc\Dundas BI\Setup\{major}.{minor}\Dundas.BI.Deployment.Application.exe

The Select an instance screen should allow any version to be selected for upgrading.

Select an instance to upgrade for any version.
Select an instance to upgrade for any version.

Note
After upgrading the deployment application, the config file will need to be modified again if you want same-version instance upgrades.

4. See also

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