Upgrading Security Center from 5.1 to 5.7 - Security Center 5.7 SR2

Security Center Installation and Upgrade Guide 5.7 SR2

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Security Center 5.7 SR2
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To upgrade your Security Center system from 5.1 to 5.7, you have the choice to do it in two or three steps.

What you should know

Security Center 5.7 is backward compatible with the three previous versions. This means that a server or a workstation that is three versions old can connect to the 5.7 Directory, but a server or a workstation that is four versions old cannot. If you plan to upgrade your system in stages, you must follow a two-step upgrade process when you upgrade from a system more than three versions old.

If you can afford to upgrade all your machines within a single downtime, you can follow the one-step upgrade described in Upgrading Security Center from 5.4, 5.5, or 5.6 to 5.7.


  1. Upgrade your system from 5.1 to 5.3.
    You need a temporary 5.3 license and the latest Security Center 5.3 installation package. Ask your representative of Genetec Inc.
    1. Upgrade your main server from Security Center 5.1 to the latest 5.3 release.
      Follow the upgrade instructions found in the Security Center Installation and Upgrade Guide 5.3.
    2. Turn your system on.
      All servers and workstations that are not yet upgraded run in backward compatibility mode. This is the first stage.
    3. Upgrade the rest of your system (servers and workstations) to the latest 5.3 release.
      Your entire system now runs in version 5.3. This is the second stage. You can split this step into as many stages as necessary, depending on the number of machines you need to upgrade.
  2. Upgrade your system from 5.3 to 5.7.
    Here, you have the choice to perform the upgrade in one or two steps.