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Upgrade from a Previous Version of System Center Advisor

If you used a previous version of System Center Advisor, there are a few steps you need to do to upgrade to the latest version. Once you complete these steps, you can once again use Advisor – your existing accounts and data are preserved, and the new version provides many enhancements, such as dashboards and a simplified configuration tool.

If you are upgrading from a pre-release version of Advisor to the 1.0 release, use the instructions below to upgrade. If you are upgrading from release 1.0 to release 1.1, use Microsoft Update to upgrade your Advisor 1.0 installations.

To upgrade to Advisor 1.0

  1. Uninstall any existing on-premise software – gateways and agents. See Uninstall a Gateway or Agent for information on how to do this.

  2. Install the new gateway and agents. You can download the new Setup program on the Servers page in Advisor. Install the gateway first and then the agents.

    You can either use the certificate you downloaded during an earlier release or download a new one from the same page. See Install the Gateway and Agents from the Setup Wizard for more information. Note that there are new installation steps (such as limiting access to the gateway), so be sure to read the installation information.