Summary: Upgrading to 1999-2000 EDExpress Version 5.4.2
Author: CPS - Central Processing System (CPS)
Posted on April 24, 2000
TO: All Destination Points
FROM: CPS Customer Service
RE: Upgrading to 1999-2000 EDExpress Version 5.4.2
CPS Customer Service wishes to remind all 1999-2000 EDExpress users that the Version 5.4.2 service release recently made available on the SFAdownload Web site is an upgrade to the previous service release, Version 5.4.1.
As a rule, you should ensure you have the most recent EDExpress version
loaded on your system before upgrading to any new release. In this case, you
must upgrade from Version 5.4 to Version 5.4.1 before installing Version
5.4.2 on your system.
Both Version 5.4.1 and Version 5.4.2 are available for download from the
SFAdownload Web site at http://www.sfadownload.ed.gov.
The installation files for these service releases (EDExpressv541.exe for
Version 5.4.1, or EDExpressv542.exe for Version 5.4.2) should be run on ALL
PC workstations that access your 1999-2000 EDExpress database. Be sure to
reboot each PC following the installation of either version.
If you installed Version 5.4.2 without installing Version 5.4.1, please do
1) Download and install Version 5.4.1 on all 1999-2000 PC workstations,
rebooting each when the installation completes;
2) Install Version 5.4.2 again on all those same 1999-2000 PC workstations,
rebooting each again as the installation completes.
The Version 5.4.1 and Version 5.4.2 service releases will not modify your
1999-2000 EDExpress database (Expres90.mdb) in any way. Both versions will
only load .DLL files to the workstation hard drives.
Please note the 1999-2000 EDExpress menu option Help / About EDExpress for
Windows will not change to read 5.4.1 or 5.4.2 when you have installed these
service releases --- the screen will continue to display Version 5.4 as your
current version number.
To verify you have successfully upgraded to Version 5.4.2, check the
1999-2000 EDExpress program directory on your hard drive (default is
C:Filesfor Windows) for the following files and
1) DImportExport.DLL, 1/13/00
2) DLreport0.DLL, 1/13/00
3) Expbase0.DLL, 1/13/00
4) DirectLoan0.DLL, 4/5/00
5) PellImportExportDll0.DLL, 4/5/00
6) PellReport0.DLL, 4/5/00
If you have all three files dated 1/13/00 and all three files dated 4/5/00,
you have successfully installed Version 5.4.1 and Version 5.4.2 on the
If you need any assistance connecting to the SFAdownload site or downloading
Version 5.4.1 or Version 5.4.2, please contact Title IV WAN Customer Service at 800/615-1189, or via email at T4WAN@NCS.COM.
If you need assistance with the installation or use of Version 5.4.1 or Version 5.4.2 once downloaded from the SFAdownload Web site, please contact CPS Customer Service at 800/330-5947, or via email at CPS@NCS.COM.