What is Single User Mode and How can I Upgrade FIMS with this Setup?

I am doing an upgrade and our database is in Single User mode. What do I need to be aware of? 
With older versions of FIMS there were issues upgrading when in single user mode, this should no longer be needed due to development fixing the issue with single user installations.

If you are running a full installation of FIMS then you can run the upgrade normally, however, if you are installing a patch, then you will need to follow the instructions in the patch upgrade guide on the Blackbaud downloads page.

To verify if you are in single user mode, note the following:

You may notice that the FIMS.ini and the FIMSNT.ini files will have a -1 at the end of the database path rather than a server name due to the connection being made with the -1 parameter rather than shared memory or TCP\IP.

In this scenario, some environments use a personal database Progress license in which only 1 user can be logged into FIMS at a time. A personal database, single user setup is also referred to as peer to peer in which both the server and the workstations are all pointed to N. The FIMS shortcut on the server has N paths in the fimsnt.ini which is mapped locally.

Unique to this setup is the fact that Progress folders can be copied to the server from another location rather being installed if only a single user is connecting. Neither the OpenEdge Admin Service or the Database broker would be running in this setup.

Additionally, you can run the License Info Utility located in the Progress folder in the start menu to see if you have a Personal Database license.

 

Environment

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