How to migrate from a previous version to Password Depot Enterprise Server 15?


The migration from an older Enterprise Server version to version 15 is quite simple and can be executed in a few minutes.

Please follow the steps below carefully  in order to upgrade your Enterprise Server to the latest version 15 and avoid possible errors:

  1. Install version 15 of the Enterprise Server.
  2. Start the Server Manager version 15, login with the username "admin" and the password "admin" and set up the same administrator password of the previous version (on the left go to the "user" area, right-click on the "admin" user and go to "Properties").
  3. Stop both, the server of version 15 and the server of the previous version (please stop the services, not the Server Manager only!).

  4. Copy all Databases from the directory \Passwords (version 11 and older), or \Data\DB\ (version 12 and 14) of your previous version to the directory \Data\DB of version 15 (by default "C:\Program Files\AceBIT\Password Depot Server 15\Data\DB"). Databases will automatically be converted from the .psw (or .psw7 etc.) format to the new .pswe format when used by the Enterprise Server.
  5. Copy the file pwd_svr.cfg from the program directory (version 11 and older), or \Data (version 12 and 14) of your previous version to the directory \Data of version 15 (by default "C:\Program Files\AceBIT\Password Depot Server 15\Data") to transfer users and settings also.
  6. Do NOT copy the file pdserver.ini to the new directory. If you have done this by mistake, edit this file and adjust the paths and port.
  7. Start the server of version 15. If you now log on to the Server Manager, you may have to wait a few minutes until it will be available because conversions are performed in the background once.
  8. If you use Active Directory: After starting the Server Manager for the first time, please perform a complete resynchronization with AD (Server Manager -> Tools -> Active Directory Synchronization) to replace WinNT paths with LDAP. This process will take some time in the beginning, however, it will be much faster with all future executions.

Note on connecting clients: The default port in version 15 is 25015.

The current server version Password Depot 15 can automatically convert server installations of version 10.5 or higher. We therefore recommend using version 11 when migrating older databases - for example from Password Depot 8 or 9 - so that everything is converted correctly.

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