Upgrade of an earlier version
You can install the new Active Roles version side-by-side with Active Roles version 6.9 on the same computer, and perform the upgrade without interrupting operations or affecting the configuration of your earlier Active Roles version. To ensure smooth upgrade to the new Active Roles version, you should first upgrade the Administration Service and then upgrade the Web Interface.
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Upgrading the Administration Service
You can upgrade the Administration Service of version 6.9, to version 7.0. Upgrade of a version earlier than 6.9 is not supported. To upgrade a version earlier than 6.9, you first need to upgrade to at least version 6.9.
You can upgrade Active Roles Server 6.9 and Active Roles 7.0 to Active Roles 7.1. or 7.2
If upgrading from Active Roles Server 6.9, the upgrade must be performed as a new install against a new database, and then a post-installation import from the old Active Roles Server 6.9 configuration database.
Upgrading the Administration Service implies creation of a new Administration Service instance of the latest version, with the configuration and management history data imported from your Administration Service of an One Identity Active Roles 7.0 earlier version. As a result, the new Administration Service instance inherits all of your existing Active Roles configuration settings, such as managed domains, managed units, permission assignments, policies, workflows, virtual attributes and so forth. By importing management history data, you transfer change history, approval tasks, and temporal group membership tasks from your Administration Service of an earlier version to the new Administration Service instance.
These steps are covered in the topics that follow.
You can install the Administration Service of version 7.X side-by-side with the Administration Service of Active Roles Server 6.9 on the same computer, and perform the upgrade without interrupting operations or affecting the configuration of your Active Roles Server 6.9 Administration Service.
NOTE: If there are any Add-Ons installed in 6.9, such as Office 365, ERFM, and Lync, they must be uninstalled before importing from 6.9. For more information please review the Active Roles documentation.
When you no longer need the Active Roles Server 6.9 Administration Service, it can be uninstalled using Programs and Features in Control Panel - Right-click Administration Service in the list of installed programs, and then click Uninstall.