Upgrade 1.x Pro to 8.x Standard

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Upgrade 1.x Pro to 8.x Standard

Post by paarlberg » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:20 pm

Has anyone done this? If so, were there any issues? I am running older versions (Pro 1.87 and Standard 3.x) on several servers for clients and wanted to update them.

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Re: Upgrade 1.x Pro to 8.x Standard

Post by MailEnable-Ian » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:06 am

Hi,

The install/upgrade will be the same as upgrading to a newer version of standard 3.x or Pro 1.x. The upgrade should be a smooth install but you may want to do this on low traffic times or weekend to ensure you have time to troubleshoot any problems (if they arise). You can always contact support as well to help if you do have issues. Might want to back things up first.
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Re: Upgrade 1.x Pro to 8.x Standard

Post by paarlberg » Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:26 pm

I just tried the upgrade and it failed as you can't upgrade an older version of Pro to 8.55 Standard. I would have to uninstall the Pro first according to the message I received.

Is there any way around this error? The only reason I had pro before was for IMAP and webmail, now they are included with Standard.

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Re: Upgrade 1.x Pro to 8.x Standard

Post by MailEnable-Ian » Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:01 am

Hi,

No sorry. Only way is to downgrade following the procedure outlined in the following article: http://www.mailenable.com/kb/content/ar ... D=me020375
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Re: Upgrade 1.x Pro to 8.x Standard

Post by paarlberg » Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:51 pm

Would I be able to keep the original registry settings? I run ASSP in front of ME on the same box, I had to adjust the SMTP ports and many other settings that are stored in the registry.

In the past, you could install the Pro version and if you didn't add a license key within x number of days it would revert to a standard install. Is that still possible?

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Re: Upgrade 1.x Pro to 8.x Standard

Post by MailEnable-Ian » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:40 am

Hi,

You might be able to get away with leaving it and deleting the "registration" folder within the registry. Not sure though as I haven't tried this.

Example: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mail Enable\Mail Enable\Registration
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Re: Upgrade 1.x Pro to 8.x Standard

Post by paarlberg » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:17 pm

That didn't work :-(

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Re: Upgrade 1.x Pro to 8.x Standard

Post by paarlberg » Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:25 pm

according to the KB, all Pro or better features will be disabled after trial. http://www.mailenable.com/kb/content/ar ... D=me020149

Is that still the case with 8.x?

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Re: Upgrade 1.x Pro to 8.x Standard

Post by MailEnable-Ian » Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:01 am

Hi,

Correct it will revert to standard edition features.
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Re: Upgrade 1.x Pro to 8.x Standard

Post by paarlberg » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:49 pm

Great, I will upgrade to the latest Pro, that will make it easier if I want to downgrade to Standard.

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