How to migrate CMS to a new server computer.

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How to migrate CMS to a new server computer.

PROBLEM:  We have CMS installed on a single computer or on an old server and we're going to purchase a new server computer.  What's the best way to migrate CMS from one computer to a new server?

SOLUTION:  On the file server, create a Shared Folder (i.e. \\Server\APPS) and allow full control (read/write) access to your CMS users to this APPS folder and subfolders on the network. 
Copy the following CMS folders from the old computer/server to the new shared APPS folder on the new server computer.

 Product Name
Folder Name
 CMS People Products   
 CMS Fund Accounting
 People Products Archives
 Fund Accounting Archives     

If the server is a dedicated server, go to the workstation and follow the instructions to map a network drive letter and complete the workstation installation instructions.

If the server will also be used as a workstation, perform the instructions below to map a network drive letter and complete the workstation installation instructions on the server itself.

Workstation installation and setup

Before beginning installation, you must map a drive letter to the server’s shared apps folder ( i.e. \\server\apps).

Go to My Computer and from the pull down menu, choose Tools | Map Network Drive.

Click the Browse button and browse to the Server Name. Select the shared APPS folder. Verify the checkmark at Reconnect at Log-on. Click Finish.

Download the CMS Reinstallation/Workstation Installation file below and choose Run if installing only one product, the setup should begin automatically. 

NOTE:  If installing multiple products and/or multiple locations you may choose to Save the installation file to a CD, Jump Drive, or Network location. 

Click here to download

Click here to download


Click Next at the Welcome screen.

Click the checkbox at either the CMS People Products Workstation installation or the CMS Fund Accounting Workstation Installation.


The installation wizard will automatically scan for a previous installation.

You must verify the location for your CMS System.

The Destination Folder should be the network drive letter you mapped above.

If the destination folder defaults to another location, click the Browse button and choose the mapped drive letter.

Click Next.

Confirm your installation settings and click Next.

The installation wizard will proceed to install your CMS.

After a few moments, you will be asked if you would like to add the CMS icon to your desktop. Answer Yes.

Double click the CMS icon on your Windows Desktop.

This workstation installation is now complete!

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Last Modified:Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Last Modified By: lloesche
Type: How To
Level: Intermediate
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