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Goverlan Migration – Step By Step

Here are the steps for upgrading to Goverlan v8. Please read the documentation thoroughly and contact support if you have any questions.


Phase 1: Upgrading the Goverlan Central Server

  1.  Download the latest GCS version www.goverlan.com/downloads/GoverlanCSv2x.exe
  2. On your GCS, backup the folder specified in Options –> Datafile Path
  3. Run the installer.

After the installation is complete, your v7 clients will begin polling in to the new GCS installation.

Phase 2: Preparing the Database Server (Optional for Remote Control only customers).

Goverlan v8 uses a database to store information about the workstations and the Goverlan configuration objects such as software packages etc…

Goverlan can use an existing database server or you can install SQL Express on any server.

Please read these articles about SQL Server configuration before you begin.


  1. Open the Goverlan v8 Console
  2. Go to Settings –> Database Settings
  3. Enter the SQL Server database information
  4. Restart the Goverlan console.

    Goverlan will create the database for you. Your AD account must have dbcreator rights on the database server for this.

  5. Configure the database settings as a GCS policy for all other Goverlan consoles


GCS Policy:

Universal Settings Distribution Tab: Goverlan Common –> Goverlan Database Configuration and Features

Set the Database Type to 2
Set Database Server to the server name that has SQL installed.

NOTE: If this is an instance server, the name will be SERVER\Instance. For example, SERVER01\SQLExpress

Phase 3: Upgrading your Goverlan v7 Consoles to Goverlan v8.


  1.  Download the latest Goverlan version www.goverlan.com/downloads/GoverLANv8_Setup.exe (Suite) www.goverlan.com/downloads/GoverLANRCv8_Setup.exe (RC Standalone).
  2. Install Goverlan on your workstations
  3. If v7 is detected on that workstation, v8 will display a migration wizard.
  4. Follow the wizard to migrate Goverlan objects to v8.

Phase 4: Upgrading Goverlan v7 agents to Goverlan v8 agents

This can be done with a Goverlan Scope Action (Suite Only).

If you are using Remote Control Only, use the v7 Add\Remove Agent feature to remove v7 agents. Then use the Goverlan Agent manager in v8 to install the v8 agents.

Scope Action

1. Configure your Goverlan scope action with the following action module Add \ Remove –> Execute Computer Action –> Goverlan Agents –> Remove Goverlan agents.

Set the Remove Legacy argument to TRUE.

2. Also add the following action: Add \ Remove –> Execute Computer Action –> Goverlan Agents –> Install \ Update Goverlan Agents.

When this scope action completes, You will have the Goverlan v8 agents on your network.

Special Considerations

The Goverlan v8 Agents operate on a different TCP port. They use 21158. You may need to allow the Goverlan agent through the local firewalls or endpoint protection software.
The sharing of objects has changed.

Read this article to get familiar with sharing Goverlan Objects.

Read this article for more on Team Collaboration.

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