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    So, upgrading from 5.4.5..

    I see at least one 6.x version that says it needs a previous 6.x version to be able to upgrade. What I ask is, what is the quickest and easiest method to upgrade from 5.4.5 to the current latest?

    Is there a direct upgrade option or will I need to upgrade to a now older 6.x version as an intermediate step?

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    Ok so, I see an upgrade download on the 6.3 option and a separate one on the 6.5 option - can I just upgrade from 5.4.5 using the upgrade download on 6.3 or will I effectively need to obliterate our current installation and install 6.3 as a fresh install of the whole thing?

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    The upgrade on v6.3 is to upgrade from v6. v6 requires a clean install

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    Nick, is there a specific set of instructions for upgrading from 5.4.5 to v6.x? is it just a case of overwriting the files with the new ones and making appropriate amendments to the config file? Are there any specific v6 changes needed on the IIS Manager or is it the same as what was done for v5?

    I decided to do the "overwrite and just amend web.config" and got:

    Unknown error (0x80005000)
    Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

    Exception Details: System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: Unknown error (0x80005000)

    Source Error:

    An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

    Stack Trace:


    [COMException (0x80005000): Unknown error (0x80005000)]
    System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind(Boole an throwIfFail) +420085
    System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind() +36
    System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.get_AdsObj ect() +31
    System.DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher.FindAll (Boolean findMoreThanOne) +78
    System.DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher.FindAll () +9
    HAP.AD.ActiveDirectoryHelper.getUser(DirectoryEntr y root, String userName) +153
    HAP.AD.ActiveDirectoryHelper.GetRolesForUser(Direc toryEntry root, String username) +35
    HAP.AD.ActiveDirectoryRoleProvider.GetRolesForUser (String username) +10
    System.Web.Security.RolePrincipal.IsInRole(String role) +182
    System.Web.Configuration.AuthorizationRule.IsTheUs erInAnyRole(StringCollection roles, IPrincipal principal) +132
    System.Web.Configuration.AuthorizationRule.IsUserA llowed(IPrincipal user, String verb) +256
    System.Web.Configuration.AuthorizationRuleCollecti on.IsUserAllowed(IPrincipal user, String verb) +201
    System.Web.Security.UrlAuthorizationModule.OnEnter (Object source, EventArgs eventArgs) +8886509
    System.Web.SyncEventExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpA pplication.IExecutionStep.Execute() +148
    System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionS tep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously) +75




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    Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:4.0.30319; ASP.NET Version:4.0.30319.1


    [EDIT 14:25]
    I recreated the web.config file and went through it again (manually this time) and now get "The system cannot find the file specified. "
    I'm sure it wasn't this hard last time!
    [/EDIT]

    ...so I guess I am missing something. I couldn't find any v5.x to v6.x upgrade instructions which would help!
    Last edited by dgsmith; 23rd June 2011 at 02:29 PM.

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    There aren't any upgrade instructions, because you can't upgrade from v5 to v6, you need to do a clean install!

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    Yes Nick, I did! I removed all the 5.4.5 files (or rather copied them to another folder) and copied in all the v6.x files and went through the web.config file from scratch and changed all settings, and I am in the position noted above.

    By upgrade instructions I just mean what actions need to be taken (i.e: does any of the IIS stuff need doing or is the documentation for configuring that no different, etc etc).

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    Anything to do with COM is AD related, check all of your AD settings

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    You might notice I made a minor edit below the quoted box which lists a new problem "The system cannot find the file specified. " Are there any IIS/ASP logs to point to what it might be trying to look for?
    I still don't see why I should have these issues for what should be a straightforward reinstall

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    Make sure IIS has default.aspx as a default page. Forms Authentication is not supported in v6, will be back in force in v7

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    Default.aspx is the only one listed in the /Extranet folder as would have been setup when I did 5.4.5 and we continued to use basic auth.

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    No other suggestions? A bit stumped here!

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    Try accessing HAP+ from the server, it should give you a more detailed error report. Check that you have looked for CHS Easylink, and replaced this with Domain Users or the like

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