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Access It! Universal.NET v7 Standard Update
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Overview

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

Upgrade Precautions

  • After the upgrade is performed, all SCP panels may 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.
  • Regional Server installations must use the Database Configuration Utility and drop all SQL replication Publications and Subscriptions. These should be rebuilt after upgrading.
  • Legacy Biometric integrations may require the biometric type to be redefined within the SCP screen. See device specific KB articles for configuration information.

The SCP panels will be disabled if there are any database changes or firmware updates between the starting and ending version of Access It! Universal.NET v7!

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 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 the new Access It! Universal.NET v7 over the existing Access It! Universal.NET v7 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. Right click My Computer
  2. Select Manage
  3. Expand Services and Applications
  4. Select Services
  5. Right Click on the Access It! Universal.NET service
  6. Select Properties
  7. Setup the Access It! Universal.NET service to match how the service was originally configured
    From Pre- Installation – Step 10.
  8. Start the Access It! Universal.NET service
  9. Launch the Access It! Universal.NET workstation
  10. If required, enable each SCP one at a time
    Upon installing the SCP the firmware will be downloaded to the SCP, during this firmware upgrade process the doors will not be functional.

Rollback Access It! Universal.NET Upgrade

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

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

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