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If you are hosted by OCLC or Atlas, you will need to schedule a server update before you can use the new client. There may be a brief period of downtime while the server update runs. This needs to be coordinated internally with your other staff. The downtime is usually brief enough that you do not need to communicate it to end users ahead of time.

 

Self-hosted sites should update their server using the ILLiad Server Automatic Updater (AutoUpdater). You will first update the AutoUpdater to the latest version, then you will update the server to the latest version of ILLiad. See ILLiad Server Automatic Updater for more information on the AutoUpdater.

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Updating the AutoUpdater

The first step is to update the AutoUpdater.

  1. Run the ILLiadUpdate file as administrator (by right-clicking on the file and selecting the Run as administrator option). The update file is found at C:\illiad\Admin\ILLiadUpdate.
  2. You will be prompted to log into your database using your Username and Password. Once you click OK you will be directed to the AutoUpdater.
  3. If you are on the latest version of ILLiad, the only available update you will see (in the Available Updates box) will be for the AutoUpdater.
  4. Click Start ILLiad Server Update
  5. Because you are only updating the AutoUpdater, you do not need to perform a database backup or reboot at this time.
  6. When you close the AutoUpdater the file will automatically replace itself with the newer version.

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Updating the Server

You can now update your server with the latest ILLiad files.

Warning

Check server and workstation requirements for the new version by reviewing the ILLiad 9.0 Release Notes and Hardware and Software Requirements.

ILLiad 9.0 requires the Microsoft .NET 4.6.2 framework or higher. You will not be able to run the updater unless this version is installed.

  1. Reopen the Updater by clicking the ILLiad Update icon again. You are again prompted to log into your database.
  2. This time when the AutoUpdater opens, the Available Updates list includes all of the files for the newest update.
  3. Click Start ILLiad Server Update.
  4. You will need to perform a backup of your database before you update these files. When prompted to confirm database backup, click Yes.
  5. The update will begin by stopping the web server to replace the web circ and web reports files.
  6. Next, all of the available updates will download, any necessary SQL scripts will run, and any shared components are installed.
  7. When you are prompted to reboot your server, click OK.
  8. Once the update has finished you can close the AutoUpdater.

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Updating the Client

After updating the server, the client will prompt you to update it to the latest version as well. If you have not previously installed the client you will need to download and install it.

Warning
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ILLiad 9.0 requires the Microsoft .NET 4.6.2 framework or higher be installed on your local workstation. You will not be able to run the updater unless this version is installed.

Tip

If you do not already have the ILLiad client installed on your server, you can download the Installer from the ILLiad 9.0 Downloads pages. Note that the default location for the client installation is C:\Program Files\ILLiad\.

  1. Click to open the ILLiad client.
  2. A dialog box will appear and ask if you want to update the client.
  3. To update the client, click Yes.

The Client Updater updates or installs the ILLiad Client, ILLiad Customization Manager and ILLiad Staff Manager. Note that the default location for the client installation is C:\Program Files\ILLiad\. When new versions of the ILLiad client become available, the ILLiad client will automatically prompt you to update and download the latest files necessary. Note that administrative privileges are needed for major updates (8.6, 8.7) but are not needed for minor updates, such as 8.7.x or 8.7.x.x.

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The ILLiad client can be updated on workstations the same way it is updated on the server- the client will prompt users to update once the server has been updated. If you have a new workstation that needs the latest client version installed on it, you would need to run the ILLiad Client Installer available on the ILLiad 9.0 Downloads page. This will install the latest ILLiad Client, Customization Manager and Staff Manager.

The client defaults install to C:\Program Files\illiad on your local workstation. The ILLiad client, Staff Manager and Customization Manager all have to run locally and cannot run from a share drive. Note that while a fresh set of files is installed to the 8.* directory, your c:\illiad and c:\illiad8 folders are untouched. You should clean those out once you are sure you have your Word templates and email templates safely moved to a new location.

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Rebooting the Server

Once the server and client update have finished, reboot your server to ensure the latest updated components are started and running.

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ISO and Java Version 8

Follow these steps if you are a self-hosted site who uses ISO:

 

  1. Java must be updated to version 8 after the ILLiad 8.7 update. Download it here.
  2. After installing the Runtime environment, replace the Java “bin” path path (e.g. C:\Program Files\Java\jre8\bin) to the system PATH environment variable in Windows. 
  3. Open an Administrative Command prompt, and enter the following command:
     java -jar ILLiadISOService.jar
    This will generate a new InstallService.bat file and extract the ISOInstall.class file.
  4. Run the InstallService.bat file by double clicking it or calling it from the command line. You may be prompted to add information to the registry - respond yes. When it tells you the information was successfully added, click OK. This will install the ILLiad ISO Service as a Windows service, which you may access through the Services list in the Computer Management Console.