20.  Sitecore CMS and DMS 7.0 rev.130424 (7.0 Initial Release)
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Instructions for downloading Sitecore CMS 7.0 and DMS 7.0 rev. 130424.

This is an old CMS 7.0 update.

You should only use this update as an interim update when upgrading from Sitecore CMS 6.6 to CMS 7.0 Update-1 or later.

Note: This is a Feature Release. Sitecore recommends upgrading to this release when the fixes included in this release meet specific needs of your organization. If this release does not include specific fixes that your organization requires, you may benefit by waiting until Sitecore releases a Service Pack for this series before upgrading. This is especially true in production environments.

To learn more about Sitecore’s versioning system, see the Sitecore Versioning Policy page.

Note about Sitecore 7.0 for Japanese users:
このバージョンの Sitecore CMS および DMS は日本語をサポートしておりません。
7.2 Update-1 以降の最新のリリースをご利用くださいますようお願いいたします。

20.1.  Download Sitecore CMS and DMS 7.0 rev.130424

Choose the appropriate link to download Sitecore CMS 7.0 rev. 130424:

Download DMS 7.0 rev. 130424 for Sitecore CMS 7.0 rev.130424

Follow the link to download DMS 7.0 rev.130424 for Sitecore CMS 7.0 rev.130424:

Additional Tools

You may also want to consider downloading additional tools:

20.2.  To upgrade a Sitecore CMS 6 version to this release

Prerequisites

  • Sitecore CMS 6.6.0 rev. 120918 (Initial Release) or later.
  • If your Sitecore solution is based on an earlier version, then you must update to Sitecore 6.6.0 rev. 120918 before you install this update.

Instructions

This update requires the following files:

If you are updating to the current major version from 6.6.0 rev. 130214 (Update - 4) or earlier, the following files are required:

Important:

  • Upgrading to CMS 7.0 is currently not supported if a version of the shared source Item Buckets module is installed. Sitecore plans to provide tools and/or instructions for upgrading such solutions at a later date.
  • Sitecore CMS 7.0 rev.130424 does not support Oracle RDBMS. Sitecore CMS 7.0 starts supporting Oracle RDMBS from Update-1. Therefore, you can use CMS 7.0 rev. 130424 as an interim Oracle update when upgrading from Sitecore 6.6 to 7.0 Update-1 or later.

Follow the steps below to upgrade an existing Sitecore CMS and DMS 6.6.0 installation to Sitecore CMS and DMS 7.0 rev. 130424 (Initial release):

  1. Back up the site.
  2. If you have Sitecore Analytics installed, and you are updating to the current major version from 6.6.0 rev. 130214 (Update - 4) or earlier, you will need to upgrade the Sitecore Analytics database schema, since 6.6 Update-5 made some changes to the database schema of the Sitecore Analytics database:
    • SQL Server: Execute the DMS660_U5_BeforeInstall.sql script on your Sitecore Analytics database.
    • Oracle: Execute Oracle_DMS660_U5_BeforeInstall.bat. Please refer to the Oracle-specific instructions at the bottom of this page. 
  3. Make sure the .NET 4.5 framework is installed.
  4. Make sure the IIS application pool is configured to run Sitecore under .NET v4.0. Otherwise Sitecore will fail to start after installing the CMS 7.0 update package. 
  5. Make sure that the IIS is configured to allow access to the /sitecore/admin folder. Otherwise the next step might display a blank page instead of the Update Installation Wizard.
  6. Open the Update Installation Wizard by entering the following URL in your browser: http://<hostname>/sitecore/admin/UpdateInstallationWizard.aspx
    See the Update Installation Wizard Guide for more information about how to use the wizard.
  7. Install the Sitecore CMS 7.0 rev. 130424 update package using the wizard:
    1. Upload the update package using the wizard.
    2. Analyze the package.
    3. Install the package.
      Note: The upgrade process might fail with the following error message: "Could not load file or assembly 'Lucene.Net, Version=X.X.X.X, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference."
      This error happens because Sitecore CMS 7.0 uses a new strongly-named version of Lucene.NET and can occur if one of the installed modules or your custom code refers to an old version of Lucene.NET.
      To fix this, disable any modules and custom code in your solution that depends on Lucene.NET, then rerun the process. If you cannot determine the exact module or code that should be disabled, or if your changes do not resolve the problem, please contact Sitecore Product Support Services 
  8. If you are upgrading from 6.6 Update-4 or earlier:
    • Due to a known issue that can be encountered in Sitecore CMS 6.6 Update-5 and CMS 7.0 Initial Release, you must perform all the steps described in the known issue after you have installed the update package.
    • Wait for the conversion of profile values to finish before you continue with the upgrade process. 
  9. Update your configuration files.
  10. The ContentSearch indexes must be built before you can take advantage of the Item Buckets and search features. This is done via the following wizard: Sitecore » Control Panel » Indexing » Index Manager.
  11. Rebuild your search indexes for the “Quick search index” (also for the master and core databases if you have such indexes) and rebuild the link database for the master and the core databases. You can do this using the wizards available on the Sitecore desktop: Sitecore » Control Panel » Database.
  12. Clear your browser's cache. For instance, in Internet Explorer this is done via the menu Tools » Internet Options » Browsing History » Delete » Delete Temporary Internet Files.
  13. If you are using client languages other than English, download and import the latest translations from the Client Translations page on SDN.
  14. Delete the <webroot>/temp/dictionary.dat file to regenerate the Dictionary (only necessary if any of your editors use other client languages than English).
  15. Publish the entire site (including system items, templates etc.) to every publishing target you have. To do it run Sitecore » Publish Site dialog. The "Republish" option is recommended. 
  16. Check if any installed modules needs to be upgraded to a newer version to be compatible with Sitecore CMS 7.0.
  17. Reiterate the update procedure for every Sitecore instance in your Sitecore environment.
  18. Recompile your custom code using the .NET Framework 4.5 as the target framework.
    If your custom code relies on the Lucene.Net assembly ensure that it is refernecing a new version of Lucene.Net provided with Sitecore CMS 7.0.

Instructions for upgrading the Analytics database schema of Oracle databases

You will need the following files:

The UpgradeDMS660_oracle.zip file contains two files:

  • Oracle_DMS660_U5_BeforeInstall.bat – a Windows batch file that invokes Oracle_DMS660_U5_BeforeInstall.sql for the following Sitecore schemas: analytics
  • Oracle_DMS660_U5_BeforeInstall.sql – an SQL*Plus script to upgrade the Sitecore DMS database schema to 6.6.0. Should be executed before package installation.

Upgrade steps for the Analytics database:

  1. Extract the SQL script and the batch file from the zip archive.
  2. Copy the SQL script and the batch file to the Database Server (or to the PC where the administration tools for the Oracle database are installed and set up).
  3. By default, the upgrade scripts will process one user schema: scanalytics (the actual name depends on the value of the PREFIX environment variable).
    • If your user schema name is different or if you have additional Sitecore user schemas, modify the batch file as necessary (but do not add the core, master and web schemas – they use a different database schema and should not be upgraded).
  4. Shut down Sitecore.
  5. Back up your Sitecore schemas.
  6. Upgrade your DMS database schema.
    • In System Properties/Advanced/Environment Variables set up user-level variables as follows:
      • DATABASE = The name of the database instance that hosts the Sitecore data.
      • PASSWORD = Password for the system user of the Oracle instance.
      • PREFIX = Prefix for the Sitecore DMS user schema and its password (default value: 'sc').
        • Notice that user password is expected to be the same as the user name.
        • Launch Oracle_DMS660_U5_BeforeInstall.bat.
        • Review the output of the script for errors.
        • Remove the DATABASE, PASSWORD and PREFIX variables from the environment.
  7. Start Sitecore.
  8. Continue with the CMS 7.0 upgrade procedure as described above.

 


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