Layton ServiceDesk - Release Notes - Version 6.8.7
Layton ServiceDesk 6.8.7 is an update patch release of the product. Both update and full installers are available.
Determining the Currently Installed Version
Please refer to this article to determine the currently installed version.
Earliest Version that Can Be Updated to 6.8.7
You must be using ServiceDesk 6.2.0 or later before you can update to the latest version. If you are using an earlier version please update by downloading v6.2.0 from the Update ➤ Layton ServiceDesk menu in the Client Support Portal before attempting to update to the latest version.
.NET 4 Requirement
18.104.22.168 introduced the need for .NET 4. If you are currently running a version prior to 22.214.171.124, it will need to be installed. Instructions are given below.
We recommend that you create a Test Installation and update it before committing to updating your live system.
Obtaining the Update
Please log in to the Client Support Portal to download the update installer.
Obtaining the Full Installer
The full installer is the currently available trial version, which can be downloaded from here. Please log in to the Client Support Portal to obtain your license details to register the application after installation.
Updating from a Version Earlier than 126.96.36.199
Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
- If you are updating from a version earlier than 188.8.131.52, install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.
- Launch Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
- In the Connections pane on the left-hand side, click the server name.
- In the Actions pane on the right-hand side, click Change .NET Framework Version.
- Change the .NET Framework Version to v4.0.30319 and click the OK button.
- In the center panel, double-click ISAPI and CGI Restrictions.
- There are two items with the description ASP.NET v4.0.30319. Right-click each and select Allow.
- Close Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
- Continue in the next section, Updating from a Version Later than 184.108.40.206.
Updating from a Version Later than 220.127.116.11
Do not uninstall Layton ServiceDesk prior to updating.
- Extract the lsd_update_686 folder from the archive to the root of an attached, local drive.
- Back up your database.
- If your server is virtual, snapshot the server.
- In Windows Services Console, stop the following services:
- IIS Admin Service
- World Wide Web Publishing Service.
- Disable anti-virus software on the server, if running. This has been known to prevent the copying of files, especially .exe files, to the Program Files folder.
- Open the lsd_update_686 folder.
- Right-click the shortcut Right-Click and Run as Administrator and select Run as administrator. This will avoid permission issues. Note that the progress dialog may report that it is not responding, but this process may simply take some time.
- In Windows Services Console, start the above services.
- Re-enable anti-virus software, if applicable.
If you are installing for the first time, refer to System Requirements and follow the links at the right bottom of each related article.
If you are doing a Clean Reinstallation, follow the Clean Reinstallation procedure.
It is possible to update just the database using a SQL Server script.
- Download the 6.8.7 Update Script.
- In Management Studio, back up your database.
- Run the script on the database.
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