FileAudit provides a direct shortcut to launch the console in the Windows Explorer Context Menu. This shortcut can request a reboot when an upgrade of FileAudit is performed. To avoid any reboot, check that:
No other session is open on the system when launching the upgrade process.
The Windows Explorer Context Menu has not been launched on the current session. If this is the case, or if you have any doubt, close the session and reopen it. Do not use the Explorer Context Menu until the upgrade is finished.
Use the following procedure to backup the configuration files and database before an upgrade:
- Stop the FileAudit service.
- Make a copy of the database if you are using the default MS Access database included in the File Audit package. You can find the file FileAudit.mdb in C:\ProgramData\ISDecisions\FileAudit\Database. If you are using other database, then just launch your usual backup tool for this operation.
- Make a copy of the Default.xml file found in C:\ProgramData\ISDecisions\FileAudit
- Make a copy of your scheduled report tasks in C:\ProgramData\ISDecisions\Tasks
- All files "FileAudit task for [your schedules report name].xml"
- Export the scheduled task in the Microsoft Task Scheduler that are related to FileAudit (they have the names "FileAudit task for ..."). Important, keep the name of the scheduled task when exporting.
Minor version upgrade
Concerns a new release for whenever the 3rd or 4th number increments (Ex: 126.96.36.199).
Launch the installation process for the new version without uninstalling the previous one. All components will be automatically updated.
Major version upgrade
Concerns a new release for whenever the 1st or 2nd number increments (Ex: 188.8.131.52).
This type of update requires a valid maintenance contract if you have a permanent license.
Please read the Requirements before installing FileAudit.
Make sure your latest license key, with up-to-date maintenance in case of a permanent key, is registered within the FileAudit settings. Close the FileAudit console if open.
Launch the installation process for the new version without uninstalling the previous one. All components will be automatically updated. After the installation is finished, the new version of FileAudit will be fully operational.
Note: After a major upgrade, if the service account was changed, it will be set back to "local system", the default account.
To restore a previous installation of FileAudit:
- Follow the previous backup procedure before an upgrade.
- If you want to downgrade:
- Uninstall the upgraded FileAudit
- Copy the database files, Default.xml, scheduled report task files in the respective directories. Also, import the scheduled task in the Microsoft Task Scheduler (important, keep the name of the scheduled task when importing).
- Install the previous FileAudit version