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Access It! Universal.NET To Access It! Universal.NET Version 7 Upgrade
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Overview

This document outlines the steps needed to upgrade an existing Access It! Universal.NET system to an Access It! Universal.NET v7 system. The upgrade process requires that a backup of the Access It! Universal.NET databases be performed prior to any upgrade.

This document applies to:

  • Access It! Universal.NET v5
  • Access It! Universal.NET v6

Upgrade Precautions

  • After the upgrade is performed, all SCP panels will be set as Uninstalled. This is done so that the dealer may install the SCPs one at a time allowing for a controlled system-wide reset. While uninstalled, the Access It! Universal.NET service will continue to process all panel events. Any database updates made while uninstalled will be processed after the panel completes the firmware download and reset.
  • Due to User Permission enhancements, it may be required that User Group properties be updated.
  • The Badge Designer has been redesigned and may require parts of the badge type to be adjusted. With the enhancement of the Badge Designer, legacy support for printing to full sheets of paper such as labels has been removed. 
  • The Report designer has also been modernized and requires all custom reports or reports saved with custom search criteria to be recreated.
  • Legacy Biometric integrations require the biometric type to be redefined within the SCP screen. See device specific KB articles for configuration information.
  • Regional Server installations must use the Database Configuration Utility and drop all SQL replication Publications and Subscriptions. These should be rebuilt after upgrading.
  • Bosch G, GV2 and GV3 v8.05 intrusion detection panels are no longer supported. Bosch panels should be updated to Bosch GV3 v8.13 or greater.
  • If utilizing the Access It! Universal.NET API a new API key must be issued
  • If utilizing the Access It! Universal.NET API a the upgraded software must utilize HTTPS traffic
  • ASSA ABLOY no longer supports SQL Server 2008 R2. If using this version of SQL Server, it must be upgraded prior to installing.
  • ASSA ABLOY integration licensing will need to re-licensed.
    Submitting and updating ASSA ABLOY integration licensing
  • If using LP panels in Legacy Mode the channels will need to be disabled prior to upgrading. Once disabled, the LP panel will need to be set back to normal operating mode and changed from an EP to a LP panel within the SCP properties. 
    See KB article "LP Series Legacy Mode" for additional details.

 

Pre-Installation

The following steps should be completed on the Server machine (computer with dongle attached).

  1. Within Access It! Universal.NET, perform a status request of the SCPs making note of the active card counts of each SCP
    It is important that this step be performed as it will be used to compare the card downloads in the Post Installation.
  2. Make note of User Group Permissions
  3. Make note of Badge Type designs
  4. Make note of Custom Reports
  5. Exit all Access It! Universal.NET workstations
  6. Right click My Computer
  7. Select Manage
  8. Expand Services and Applications
  9. Select Services
  10. Right click on the Access It! Universal.NET service
  11. Select Properties
  12. Click the Stop button, if the Access It! Universal.NET service is currently running
  13. Select the Log On tab
  14. Make note of how the Log on as: is configured
    If configured to use ‘This account:’, the exact Username and Password will be needed in the Post Installation.
    This account:                                                                          
    Password:                                                                                      
  15. Using the Backup Utility, perform a backup of the system.
    How to use the Backup Utility!

Installation

The following steps should be completed on the Server machine (computer with dongle attached).

  1. Install Access It! Universal.NET v7 over the existing Access It! Universal.NET installation on the computer with the dongle attached
  2. Click the Finish button within the Access It! Universal.NET InstallShield form

Post Installation

The following steps should be completed on the Server machine (computer with dongle attached).

  1. Update the dongle via the RS2 website Dongle Update page.
  2. Right click My Computer
  3. Select Manage
  4. Expand Services and Applications
  5. Select Services
  6. Right Click on the Access It! Universal service
  7. Select Properties
  8. Setup the Access It! Universal.NET service to match the old Access It! Universal.NET service
    From Pre- Installation – Step 11.
  9. Start the Access It! Universal.NET service
  10. Adjust User Group permissions as needed
  11. Launch the Access It! Universal.NET workstation
  12. Enable each SCP one at a time
    Access It! Universal.NET will automatically upload any stored transactions and then reset the SCP and download new firmware. During this time, the readers will run in Offline mode which by default is Facility Code. After the firmware has been successfully updated, the SCP will reset and begin downloading the system information and cards data resulting in some cards not functioning for up to 5 minutes or so.
  13. Perform a status request of the SIOs to verify each is online
  14. Perform a status request of the SCPs and compare the active card counts of each SCP to the active card counts recorded earlier
    From Pre-Installation – Step 1. If the card counts do not match, choose to Download All Files as needed.
  15. Review Badge Type designs and adjust as needed
  16. Recreate Custom Reports
  17. Install Access It! Universal.NET v7 over the existing installations on client workstations using Client Only Installation
  18. If required, recreate custom saved search criteria

Rollback Access It! Universal.NET

The following steps should be completed on the Server machine (computer with dongle attached) in the event that a system rollback is required.

Upgrade from v6

  1. Uninstall Access It! Universal.NET v7
  2. Install the original Access It! Universal.NET version
  3. Restore Access It! Universal.NET database from Step 15 of Pre-installation by Performing A Restore on Access It! Universal.NET.

Upgrade from v5

  1. Uninstall Access It! Universal.NET v7
  2. Delete AIUniversal.UDL
    The UDL file is located in the 'C:\ProgramData\RS2 Technologies, LLC\Access It! Universal' directory.
  3. Install the original Access It! Universal.NET version
  4. Restore Access It! Universal.NET database from Step 15 of Pre-installation by Performing A Restore on Access It! Universal.NET.

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