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Upgrading MARS

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MARS is regularly updated to introduce new features and address known or reported bugs. These

updates are released as new builds of the latest version. MARS users are strongly recommended to

install the latest build to make sure they are up to date with bug fixes and can enjoy new features.

 

Please note that full information on the changes in each build is available in the product history

section of our website. This document is to help you understand the MARS upgrade process.

Upgrading to the latest build from an older build of the same version

To install a new build, simply download the latest build and double click on the setup file to start

the installation process. You do not need to un-install the old build first as this is handled by the

installation process.

 

The MARS upgrade process preserves your schedules and configuration. To ensure this, please

read carefully the information in each step of the installation process and make sure you select the

same installation path as the old installation.

 

Upgrading from 5.6 to the latest build

 

Upgrade to MARS 7.0 from version 5.6, please ensure that you have the latest build of MARS 5.6 installed.

 

Simply download MARS 7 from the ChristianSteven Web site and begin the installation process. There is no need to uninstall the previous build. Follow each step in the installation wizard until it completes. MARS will restart under the newest edition.

Upgrading from older versions of MARS

As support for MARS 2.xx ended on 30 June 2007 and support for MARS version 5.xx ended on April 31 2013, MARS users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of MARS.

 

Note: Versions of MARS 1-4 will require a fresh installation.

 

Please note that the final and/or latest builds of all versions are available from the Downloads area

in the Members area of our website.

 

To get to the latest build of MARS 7, you will need to upgrade in sequence from 2.xx to 5.6 and finally 7.0.

 

Log into the Member Area then click on "downloads."

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Above are the latest legacy editions of MARS as well as the latest build.

 

Upgrading from MARS 2.7

 

  1. Stop the scheduler service

  2. Close MARS and all components.

 

The next step is to upgrade to the latest build of MARS version 5.xx as follows:

 

  1. Download the final and latest version of MARS v 5.6 b20101109

  2. Stop the scheduler service

  3. Close MARS and all components.

  4. Start the installation process for MARS 5

 

Next, install the Final build - Version 5.6 Build 20101109.

 

Finally, install Latest build - Version 7.0

 

Start MARS. All of your schedules should be preserved and now you can enjoy the new features in MARS!

 

Upgrading from MARS 5.xx

 

  1. Download the final and latest version of MARS v 5.7 b20101109

  2. Stop the scheduler service

  3. Close MARS and all components.

  4. Start the installation process for MARS 7

 

Finally, install Latest build - Version 7.0 Build 20110919

 

Start MARS.

 

 

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