How to Migrate Your Legacy CurrentWare Software to the New Web Console (2022 Tutorial) | CurrentWare
In this video you will learn how to easily upgrade from the legacy desktop version of the CurrentWare Suite to the new web console.
By upgrading to the web console you'll gain access to a variety of new capabilities, including:
1) Remote access to the admin console from the convenience of a web browser from any computer in your network (optional off-network access methods available)
2) Dynamic user activity dashboards in AccessPatrol and BrowseReporter
3) An updated user interface that is easier to navigate and capable of supporting a more diverse feature set
Any CurrentWare version before 6.0.1 will need to follow these steps to complete the upgrade to the web console.
Upgrading your legacy CurrentWare solutions to the new web console is a simple process; the installation wizards will guide you through every step of the way.
Transitioning is as easy as 3 key phases
1) Creating the new SQL database
2) Upgrading your CurrentWare server and console
3) Migrating your data from the legacy Firebird database to your new SQL database
That’s it! You’ll not even need to redeploy your CurrentWare Clients; each client will receive the latest client updates once they reconnect to your new CurrentWare Server.
About the Web Console
SQL Server Database & Password FAQS
How to Install The Web Console
00:00 Installing SQL Server Express
01:04 Upgrading CurrentWare & Database Migration
INSTALLING SQL SERVER EXPRESS
First, let’s install the new SQL database
Go to CurrentWare.com/Download/Setup to get the latest download package
Find the.ZIP file you just downloaded and extract its contents.
Next, run the CurrentWare.exe file that’s inside the extracted folder on the computer or server that'll be hosting the CurrentWare server
The wizard will start the migration by installing SQL Express.
At the bottom of this window you will see the default SQL account name and password.
Default Account Name: sa
Default Password: Currentware123!
When prompted to provide a directory for the extracted files you can simply press OK, then continue with the installation.This will generally take two to five minutes.
UPGRADING CURRENTWARE & DATABASE MIGRATION
After completing the SQL server installation the installation wizard will automatically start the CurrentWare Setup portion of the installation.
At this stage you will get an error message indicating that the CurrentWare console is not responding; this is perfectly normal and can be safely ignored.
Then, press Next
Agree to the license agreement by pressing next
Press next to confirm the installation location.
Next the wizard will prompt you to migrate from Firebird to SQL. Depending on the size of your database this step can take anywhere from a couple of minutes to a couple of hours.
In the next step you will be prompted for the default SQL account information. If the wizard has not automatically populated this information click the “what is my default password?” link to get it.
Next, it will prompt you to choose which information you would like to migrate.Choose the data types and time period you’d like to retain in your new SQL database.
Press start, then yes to start the migration. Depending on the size of your database this may take several minutes or hours.
Once it has completed you will see a “Database Migration Successful” window. Press Next to upgrade the CurrentWare Server to the latest version.
After a while you will be prompted to create your own login credentials for the CurrentWare web console.
NOTE: You MUST make note of your credentials as you will need them to login to the web console from now on.
Press next once the installation is complete
This window provides you with all of the recommended antivirus exclusions and network ports that you must have open in order to use CurrentWare.
Once those are in place you can hit Next; it may take a minute before the wizard moves on to the next step.
Here it shows the name of your CurrentWare server for your reference. Press next to finish the installation and your CurrentWare web console will appear in a web browser window.
That’s it, welcome to your new CurrentWare web console! Simply enter the credentials you created earlier to gain access to your CurrentWare solutions, run reports, and update your CurrentWare policies.
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