Moving App Portal from One Server to Another

You may need to move App Portal from one server to another, such as when you upgrade your server operating system from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012, 2016, or 2022. Because you have an existing database, this activity might require more steps than just uninstalling App Portal from the old server, installing it on the new server, and then pointing to your existing App Portal database. If you are also upgrading to a newer App Portal version at the same time, more complexity is added. In these scenarios, the following steps are recommended.

To move App Portal from one server to another:

1. Backup the App Portal web server and database.
2. Provision the Windows Server 2012 / 2016 / 2022 system.
3. Disable the ESDService on the App Portal web server.
4. Install the same version of App Portal on the Windows Server 2012 system and attach it to the existing App Portal database.
5. Verify the App Portal environment.
6. Change DNS alias, as needed.
7. Decommission the Windows Server 2008 App Portal web server.
8. Once stability is verified, upgrade App Portal to the latest supportable version per the standard upgrade instructions.