Upgrading expansion servers in Security Center - Security Center

Security Center Installation and Upgrade Guide

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To benefit from the latest enhancements to Security Center, you must upgrade the expansion servers. To upgrade, install Security Center Server onto the expansion servers, and follow the instructions in the InstallShield Wizard.

Before you begin

Back up all role databases accessed from your expansion server you are upgrading.

What you should know

If a reboot warning message box opens during the upgrade, accept the message and continue with the upgrade procedure. You must reboot after completing the upgrade.


  1. Install Security Center 5.9 on your expansion server.
    Use the Expansion server installation type.
    If you have Genetec™ Advantage and are subscribed to our Product Improvement Program, and if the version you want to install corresponds to the most up to date version, you have the option to perform the upgrade through GUS instead of the installer.

    If you choose to continue with GUS, the Installer program ends and automatically connects you to the Main GUS. The Main GUS displays a centralized view of all enrolled machines and sends update notifications to them. GUS always backs up the Directory database for you, so you don't need to do it before the upgrade. For more information, see About the Genetec™ Update Service.

    If you choose to continue with the installer, the Installer program automatically detects an earlier version of Security Center and issues warnings and recommendations. Read the messages carefully. If you continue, the Installer program upgrades Security Center to 5.9.

  2. If you are upgrading a Directory server (Failover Directory configuration), make sure that on the Directory Database Backup page, you clear the option Automatically back up the Directory database before restarting the system to avoid backing up the Directory database twice.
  3. Repeat the steps for all expansion servers in your system.

After you finish

To verify that all servers in your system are active, log on to the main server with Config Tool. In the Network view task, all the servers in your system should be shown in black, which means they are active. If some of the roles are still not active, you might need to upgrade the Directory database.