Note : Before you proceed with the following instructions, back up the database. If your organization integrates multiple Blackbaud products, refer to the Additional Requirements section of the backup article.
Note: This Knowledgebase solution is for converting from a prior version of The Raiser's Edge 7 (7.0, 7.01, 7.02, or 7.03) to the latest SQL Server version.


Note: Support for ASA versions of The Raiser's Edge and The Financial Edge ended March 31, 2004. While there is no end of support for your how-to questions, we will not provide any programmatic changes to items such as error messages after March 31, 2004. All programmatic changes are included in the latest versions.  


Before upgrading from version 7.0, 7.01, 7.02, or 7.03 to The Raiser's Edge 7.82, you must first update the database files to version 7.5 and install the latest cumulative patch file. Refer to How to migrate a database to SQL Server (BB102194) for a complete list of steps necessary to update to version 7.82 from version 7.03 or lower. 

The following instructions are for use in updating the database server (or standalone workstation) from version 7.03 to version 7.5 in preparation for the conversion to The Raiser's Edge 7.82.
For information on the changes implemented in version 7.5, refer to The Raiser's Edge 7.5 Readme File


The Raiser's Edge version 7.50.638 was globally shipped to all clients. If you do not have the CD, download the update below. If you have the 7.50.638 update CD, you can use this update and then download and install the latest cumulative patch (re75patch.exe). 

 

Downloads - Save each file to your local drive
File NameFile Description
re75.exe
(406 MB)
This download contains the setup files needed to update the database server. It also includes the re75patch.exe file (located within the patch folder). Download this file if you do not have The Raiser's Edge 7.50.638 CD. Review the readme file.
re75patch.exe
(37.8 MB)
This is the latest cumulative patch for The Raiser's Edge version 7.50.638, revision 143. The cumulative patch file are necessary because some conversion issues have been corrected with files installed by the patch. Download this file if you have The Raiser's Edge 7.50.638 CD.
 
    • Update the server and the Blackbaud Management Console (Blackbaud Management Console) to version 7.50.638:
    • Updating the workstations:
    • Installing and converting to version 7.82:
       

      Updating the workstations from version 7.03 to version 7.5 is not necessary in order to update to version 7.82. If you are updating to version 7.82 immediately after the 7.50.638 update, skip this step and proceed to step III. Installing and converting to version 7.82

      If you are updating to version 7.50.638 in order to update to version 7.82, but are not installing version 7.82 immediately after updating to version 7.5, then update the workstations to version 7.50.638 using the instructions below:
       



       


       

      • Have all users exit and sign out of the program.
         
      • Stop the database engine on the server and close all applications including the Blackbaud Management Console (Blackbaud Management Console). Be sure to close out of Microsoft Outlook by selecting File, Exit and Log Off from the menu bar.

        Note: Because of the Microsoft Office integration features within The Raiser's Edge, failure to exit all Microsoft Office applications may prevent the update and patches from installing properly.
         
      • If using the downloaded version, browse to the Install folder and double-click setup.exe. If using the update CD, insert the CD at the server and select Install Network Version from the Auto-Run screen.
         
      • Select Update/Repair The Management Console
         
      • Follow the update wizard instructions until completed
         
      • Browse to the downloaded re75patch.exe file. If you downloaded the entire update, this file is located in the Install/Patch folder.
         
      • Double-click re75patch.exe and follow the instructions to install the patch.
         
      • Open the Blackbaud Management Console and click Start the Server
         
      • Log into the database from the server to update the database files to version 7.50.638.
         
      • Download and run the Delete Temp Objects utility to shrink the RE_Temp.DB file.
        1. Verify that the Deploy folder on the server is a shared directory and that each user is a member of the local administrator group on his computer.
           
        2. Disable any anti-virus software on the workstation.  It can be reactivated after the installation completes.
           
        3. Open the program and a prompt appears to run the update.  Click OK to begin the update process. If you are not prompted to begin an update automatically, browse to the Deploy folder on the database server and double-click the SETUP.EXE file.
           
        4. Follow the Installation Wizard to complete the update.
           
        5. Reboot the installation is complete.
        1. Install version 7.82 on the server

           
        2. Download and install the latest 7.82 cumulative patch
           
        3. Open the Blackbaud Management Console and migrate the existing database to version 7.82
           
        4. Log into the software from the server to update the database files
           
        5. Update the workstations to version 7.82 by browsing to the new Deploy folder on the server and running setup.exe.
           

          Note: The workstations do not need to be updated to version 7.5 in order to update to version 7.82. Workstations can be updated directly to version 7.82. 

          For complete instructions, refer to the Updating The Raisers Edge on a New Server section of the 7.82 Update Guide (PDF).