PerformancePoint Planning Server – Upgrading from CTP*

The PPS Operations Guide has a good procedure for upgrading from a pre-release version:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb838730.aspx

It’s relatively straightforward to follow but if you want a quick heads up, see below:

– Backup all the databases, both server databases and all application staging databases

– Uninstall all the PPS binaries

– Re-install the PPS binaries selecting ‘Distributed Installation’ to allow you to unselect the PPS Database Installation
(You’ll upgrade, keeping all applications/server config in place this way)

– Run ppscmd upgrade /server < PlanningServer URL > from the command prompt
(This upgrades the database schemas for all applications to the new version)

– Connect to the Administration console and ‘Take online’ the applications

It’s a similar but simpler process for Monitoring Server too.

 

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