Upgrading Authoring Manager

Applies to the following products: 
Questionmark OnDemand
Questionmark Perception
Authoring Manager
Applies to the following Perception versions: 
Perception 5.7
Perception 5.4
Perception 5.2
Perception 5.1

If you are upgrading from Authoring Manager 4 or 5, the install program will automatically upgrade the existing Authoring Manager installation. There are several factors that you should take into account before upgrading. These include:

Local repository files

The upgrade process does not remove the repository created by the install program. By default, this is located in the following folder:

C:\Perception4\Repositories

All folders within this folder, such as the repositories, templates and resources are altered during an upgrade. They are moved to the new folder structure required for Authoring Manager 5 and the new template files are added. The resource and content files themselves are not modified during an upgrade.

It is recommended that you back-up your local repository files before an upgrade. For further information, please refer to the following Knowledge Base article:

Using Authoring Manager 5 with a Perception 4 shared repository

There are several important factors people who intend to upgrade to Authoring Manager 5 should know if they still work with Perception 4 repositories. These are: