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This weekend I started my first round of Add-In updates (Grid Junction, Keep Vault, AdminiMe, and Time Traveler). This is the first time I have updated already installed Add-Ins. This might be a newbee question, but what is the best method for updating?

 

Do I need to uninstall the existing Add-In first, and then place the new msi in the Add-In folder? I noticed that with Grid Junction and Keep Vault that when I placed the msi in the folder, the WHS told me there was an add-in to install, but nothing displayed in the Available tab. I went and uninstalled then reinstalled the Add-Ins. I was concerned that I might lose my setting with Keep Vault, but I see that they were kept. I am now updating AdminiMe. After placing the new msi in the Add-In folder, I see that it is available to install even though I haven't uninstalled the old version. Should I uninstall first? If I don’t, what will happen? I really don’t want to screw things up, so thought it best to ask. :)

 

So is the correct process to unistall the exiting Add-Ins, then place the new msi's in Add-In folder and install?

 

Thanks.

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My own personal experience has been to uninstall the old add-in, remove the .msi for the old version from the add-in folder, then place the new .msi file in the Add-in folder. Go back in to the console and install the add-in. There have been instances where the old add-in didn't uninstall properly so the new one wasn't recognized. When this occurs there are some manual changes you have to make using RDP to fix the problem.

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My own personal experience has been to uninstall the old add-in, remove the .msi for the old version from the add-in folder, then place the new .msi file in the Add-in folder. Go back in to the console and install the add-in. There have been instances where the old add-in didn't uninstall properly so the new one wasn't recognized. When this occurs there are some manual changes you have to make using RDP to fix the problem.

 

Thanks for the advice!

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Do you have add-in central installed? If I remember correctly, that has an upgrade feature built-in.

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Do you have add-in central installed? If I remember correctly, that has an upgrade feature built-in.

I had mixed results with add-in central and the upgrade feature.

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Add-In Central also wasn't as smooth as I would like to see. Also need to be aware of the updates I had WHS disk manager and it went from free to mot free. While personally I have a problem with this method (either use a new rev like 2.0 or keep a lite version) it isn't really this issue. Dev's gotta eat right? When it comes to add-ins, I still prefer to just uninstall and remove old from the addins folder then update.

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Do you have add-in central installed? If I remember correctly, that has an upgrade feature built-in.

 

I did just install Add-In Central yesterday, but still did the uninstall then reinstall for all my updated add-ins. For the monitoring part, I like Add-In Central.

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