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Tip of the Week: Moving your EDE software to a new PC

PublicationDate: 3/29/99
Summary: Tip of the Week: Moving your EDE software to a new PC
Author: CPS - Central Processing System (CPS)

Posted on March 29, 1999

TO: All Destination Points
FROM: CPS Customer Service
RE: Tip of the Week: Moving your EDE software to a new PC

This week's tip highlights a feature or process in EDE software: Moving your EDE software to a new PC.

Many schools are upgrading to newer, faster PCs this spring to support and increase the performance of EDE software. To help facilitate this process, we are providing some basic instructions and tips for migrating your EDE software to these new PCs.

First, consult with your internal technical support department about the migration and any considerations or concerns they may have, as well as potential production downtime. You should ensure that you have full, reliable back-ups of all affected EDE databases created and available prior to any migration efforts. Also, if you install and use EDE software in a network environment, be sure you have notated the exact drive and directory name for any EDE databases you are moving or re-accessing from your new

Next, locate any needed EDE software installation diskettes and associated installation guides, and perform installations on your new PC(s) of the appropriate version of EDE software, choosing the applicable installation type (full standalone or network workstation). Please note:

1) Once a full standalone installation is complete, you should overwrite the blank software database installed with the production database from the old PC (these can be transferred through various means, such as diskette or tape/zip drive). Your production database contains all imported records, user IDs, passwords, and any other specific setup criteria you have established. Copying your database(s) from your old PC to your new one will significantly reduce the time it takes for your office to resume its production tasks.

Here are the default database locations and names for standalone installations of recent EDE products:

- EDExpress 1999-2000 (version 5.1): C:Filesfor Windows
- EDExpress 1998-1999 (version 4.4): C:
- EDExpress 1997-1998 (version 3.6): C:
- EDExpress 1996-1997 (version 2.7): C:
- PELL 1998-1999 (version 3.0):
- PELL 1997-1998 (version 2.2):
- PELL 1996-1997 (version 1.0):
- FISAP 1999-2000 (version 1.0):
- SSCR (version 1.1):
C:Files- EDconnect (version 2.3):

2) If your PC is a network workstation, you will need to perform a network workstation installation of the software. During the installation process, you will be prompted to enter the location of the associated database on your network, so be sure to establish this location prior to the installation.

In addition to reinstalling your EDE software, you should also transfer the contents of your data directory to your new PC. Your data directory contains all of the raw data files sent to you via the Title IV WAN (SARA, EAPS, SARR, etc.), which are useful for rebuilding damaged databases when there is no reliable backup. For standalone schools, the data directory will typically be the C:directory. If you are unsure which directory contains your data, check the file management setup in the concerned software for your import and export default directories.

If you have any questions, please contact CPS Customer Service at 1-800-330-5947 or via e-mail at CPS@NCS.COM. For assistance with the EDconnect software, contact Title IV WAN customer service at 1-800-615-1189 or via e-mail at T4WAN@NCS.COM.

Last Modified: 08/16/1999