Tip 3: Converting a BackEnd system from Access/97 to Access/200x when you
Note: In all the following steps, you should be logged onto the Windows system under the UserID
1. Before you start the conversion:
A. Create a Tadds data export diskette containing your current data. Label this diskette as
Note: If your site is using the Injury Tracking feature, be sure to create the above data export
2. On the BackEnd machine
A. Create a TempSave directory some where on your hard drive and copy the contents of your BE
B. Delete the contents (including any sub-directories) of your BE directory. NOTE: Do NOT
3. TIP: If installing to a "root" directory:
If you want to install any flavor of Tadds to a drive's "root" directory (such as H:\ or T:\), you
4. At a FrontEnd machine that is using A200x:
A. If the machine also happens to be the one containing the BE directory:
1. Do a Tadds BackEnd install.
B. If the machine is not the one containing the BE directory:
1. Make sure that the machine is linked in R/W mode to the (now empty) BE directory that is
2. Do a Tadds BackEnd install.
5. At each FrontEnd machine that is using A200x:
A. If the FE's Tadds version is less than 31216: Do a Tadds FrontEnd install at this machine.
B. If the FE's Tadds version is 31216 or higher: You do not have to do anything to this machine.
NOTE: In both cases, the newly-updated FE applications will ask for the password of the medical
6. That's it. You are done.
A. But you might want to consider creating another (using a different diskette) Tadds data EXPORT
7. What if it is all messed up and I want to undo the changes?
A. Remember the TempSave directory you created in step 2.A, above? Just copy its contents to
B. Then go to every FE machine that has been updated via steps 4 or 5, above, and (using the
C. That's it. You have returned to the original version of Tadds and student data.