Upgrading Enterprise Server to Connect Server

If you are upgrading a previous version of Enterprise Server to Connect Server, proceed with following steps:

  1. Before upgrading, set up the Internet Information Service (IIS) for Web UI.
    Install the Internet Information Service (IIS) on your computer. For details, see Product Setup, Step 1.
  2. Prepare for the upgrade as described in Before Upgrading or Downgrading.
  3. Download the latest Connect Server installer.
    Use the credentials provided to your organization by Aspera to access:

    If you need help determining your firm's access credentials, contact your Aspera account manager.

  4. Run the installer.
    Follow the on-screen instructions to update your software to the latest version.
  5. Change the new installation to include the Connect Server Web UI.
    Click Computer > Uninstall or Change a Program. Double-click Aspera Enterprise Server and enter an administrative password, if requested. The Aspera Enterprise Server wizard opens. Click Next > Change. Change existing installation

    In the Custom Setup window, click Connect Server Web UI and select Will be installed on local hard drive. To proceed, click Next.

    Add Web UI
  6. Import a valid Connect Server license.
    To update the license key, launch the application with admin privileges (clickStart Menu > All Programs > Aspera > Enterprise Server, right-click Enterprise Server and click Run as administrator) and click Tools > License to bring up the License window. Bring up the License window to update your license.

    You can either click Import License File and select the license file, or click Paste License Text to paste the copied content of the license file. When finished, the license information appears in the window. Verify that it is correct and click Close.

  7. Perform upgrade follow up tasks.
    Following an upgrade, you may need to review your OpenSSH authentication methods, update connections, and verify aspera.conf. For more information, see Product Setup.
  8. Configure the Connect Server Web UI.
    Additional steps are required to configure the web UI, see Configuring your Web UI Settings.