Upgrade PageGate from version 5 or version
6 to version 7 Transcript for Video:
Welcome to the tutorial on how to upgrade PageGate
to version 7.
Before you begin the upgrade process, be sure
to stop all PageGate processes, close the server,
stop the services, close the admin, and monitor.
Make absolutely certain that no part of PageGate
is running before you do the upgrade.
Since we've made several enhancements and added
several new features in version 7, we've also
updated our database structure to reflect those
changes. As such, when you upgrade from version
5 or 6 to version 7, it must also upgrade the
The chances of anything going wrong during the
database conversion are slim to none but it's
always a good idea to be safe. So, the first thing
we'll need to do is go to the PageGate database
By default, the version 5 or version 6 database
is located in c:\PageGateData\Database\
Once in the PageGate directory, find the pagegate.mdb
Right click on it, then left click on copy.
Open your Documents, Desktop or whatever backup
location you prefer, then go to right click and
paste to place a copy of the database in that
Now that we've backed up the database, we can
Next we need to download the installation file
for version 7, so open a web browser and go to
You may need to scroll down just a little but
you should see the PageGate section in the very
center of the page.
In the PageGate section, you'll notice that we
have three options: More Info, Download, and Buy
For the purposes of this tutorial, click on Download.
It may take the website a few seconds to respond
but it should come up with this prompt.
Left click on Save.
When asked where you want to save, be sure to
select the Desktop for easy reference later, then
left click on the save button.
Now that we have the installation file downloaded,
right click on the file and select "Run As Administrator"
to run it.
The installation will extract and give you this
You'll notice that there are four installation
The only relevant option for the server itself
is the "PageGate Server" option. The rest of these
options are intended for the workstations.
To proceed, left click on Install PageGate Server.
Click on Next.
For the next step, you don't necessarily have
to view the read me or release notes, so click
On the next step, please read the EULA carefully,
select "I accept the agreement" and click on Next.
On the next step, you can choose the destination
folder for the program. By default, the program
installs to the Program Files directory on your
C: drive but you can change this by clicking on
Be sure to set your installation directory, then
left click on Next.
Click on Next, then select whether you want desktop
icons created for the PageGate Admin and Monitor,
then click on Next.
Click on Install to begin the installation.
Click on Finish when the installation completes.
Next we need to upgrade your database and provide
the Registration information. To do this, we need
to run the PageGate Admin. So, right click on
the shortcut for the PageGate Admin and select
"Run As Administrator".
When you do, it should bring up this prompt that
asks if you want to upgrade the database.
Left click on Yes.
The upgrade process will commence and, when
finished, will bing up this dialog to notify you.
Left click on OK.
After the database has been upgraded, the program
will ask you for your registration information.
Please enter your version 7 registration key.
If you do not have a registration key, please
contact our Sales Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at 781-829-0500 xt 1.
After entering your version 7 registration information,
left click on apply. Then click on OK, then click
When you do, you'll receive a dialog notifying
you that because the database was modified, PageGate
must be restarted.
Restart your computer and the upgrade will be
This concludes the tutorial on how to upgrade
the PageGate Server from version 5 or 6 to version
7. For more tutorials, including how to add an
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