Updating StudioSchool Pro 3 on FileMaker Server 5.5

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This page contains the procedures for installing an update of StudioSchool Pro 3 in both Single and Multi-User installations. (Click HERE for procedures to upgrade from version 3 to version 4.)

For those using FileMaker Server in a Multi-User environment, this operation will need to be performed on the server machine and a copy of FileMaker Pro must be available on that machine.

Perform this update at a time when it will not be interrupted. Do not do other work on the computer while the update is taking place.

Multi-User Version running under FileMaker Server:

  • Stop FileMaker Server. On Macintosh, click “Stop Server” or Quit the Server application. On Windows, Go to “Services” via either the FileMaker Server Console or Control Panels -> Administrative Tools -> Services. Find FileMaker Server 5.5 in the Services list, Right-click and select "Stop".
  • Make sure that a copy of FileMaker Pro 6 with the proper plug-ins is installed on the Server (see SSP installation instructions for details if required).
  • If necessary, Quit/Exit FileMaker Pro.
  • Make sure you have a backup of your current SSP file folder.
  • If, necessary, decompress the update - a .zip archive - using WinZip, Stuffit Expander or other utility. The desktop is a good location to save it. The easiest way to extract a Zip archive on Windows is by right-clicking and choosing "Extract All", avoid double-clicking as this can bring up a confusing WinZip window.
  • Open the folder containing the StudioSchool Pro update and double-click on “Start_SSP.fp5”.
  • When you reach the dialog that asks if you are Updating or a New User, click “Update”.
  • Follow the instructions to locate the “SSP_Setup.fp5” file within your Old StudioSchool Pro folder.
  • The updater will import all your old data into the updated version. This may take a few minutes or much longer depending on the number of records and the speed of the computer. Do not interrupt the update or perform other activities on the computer while the update is taking place.
  • After the update has completed, and before re-starting FileMaker Server, open the updated version directly in FileMaker Pro by double-clicking on the Start_SSP or the SSP_Setup file. Check the preference settings in Admin.
  • Quit/Exit FileMaker Pro. Move the "Databases" folder to your FileMaker Server 5.5 folder (in Program Files), replacing the previous folder.
  • Important: Delete the Start_SSP file as it is not needed a multi-user setup.
  • Restart FileMaker Server 5.5 from Services (Windows) or by re-launching the FileMaker Server 5.5 application (Mac).
  • Reconnect to the Server via a separate workstation using the normal method of the “Hosts” dialog and double-clicking on SSP_Setup. When StudioSchoolPro opens, the version number displayed should be 3.32 or higher and may include a build number in the form of “b01” or similar.

Single-User Version OR
Multi-User being not using FileMaker Server:

  • Quit/Exit FileMaker Pro so that your current copy of SSP is closed.
  • Make a backup of your current SSP file folder.
  • If, necessary, decompress the update - a .zip archive - using WinZip, Stuffit Expander or other utility. The desktop is a good location to save it. The easiest way to extract a Zip archive on Windows is by right-clicking and choosing "Extract All", avoid double-clicking as this can bring up a confusing WinZip window.
  • Open the folder containing the StudioSchool Pro update and double-click on “Start_SSP.fp5”.

  • When you reach the dialog that asks if you are Updating or a New User, click “Update”.
  • Follow the instructions to locate the “SSP_Setup.fp5” file within your OLD SSP file folder.
  • The updater will import all your old data into the updated version. This may take a few minutes or much longer depending on the number of records and the speed of the computer. Do not interrupt the update or perform other activities on the computer while the update is taking place.
  • When the update is complete, Quit FileMaker.
  • Move your OLD StudioSchoolPro file folder to another location, usually a folder for backups. We recommend that you Zip the folder and add today’s date to the folder name for easy future reference. (To zip on Windows, right-click and choose "Send to compressed Archive")
  • If you have used a shortcut or alias to access SSP, be sure to update or re-create it so that you launches the new update rather than the older copy. A shortcut or alias can be made to the “Start_SSP.fp5” file or to the “SSP_Setup.fp5” file within the “Databases” folder.
  • When you restart StudioSchoolPro, the version number displayed should be 3.32 or higher and may include a build number in the form of “b01” or similar.

 

 
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