Kiwi Syslog Server Upgrade Guide
This documentation is for legacy Kiwi Syslog Server versions 9.8.2 and older.
The purpose of this guide is to assist you in upgrading Kiwi Syslog Server (KSS) to the latest version of the software. This guide assumes that you have already completed the initial installation of Kiwi Syslog Server. If you have not installed KSS, please refer to and following the instructions contained in the Kiwi Syslog Server Installation Guide.
To upgrade Kiwi Syslog Server, you must uninstall the previous version and install the new version. You can upgrade from any previous version. During the upgrade to the latest version of KSS, your logged messages, rules, and other configuration settings are preserved. If you previously entered a license key, the key is automatically applied to the new version.
Upgrade Preparation Checklist
|Review latest release notes
|Review the latest Kiwi Syslog Server release notes.
|Review system requirements
|Verify that your server meets the minimum hardware and software requirements to upgrade your product.
|Run all Windows updates
|Before upgrading, check for and run all Microsoft Windows updates for your server. During the upgrade process, if Windows updates are applied, your system may reboot.
|Check for antivirus software
Determine if any antivirus software is installed on the server housing Kiwi Syslog Server. To ensure the installation goes smoothly, exclude the SolarWinds directory. For example, on Windows Server 2016, exclude the following directories:
Do not exclude executable files. SolarWinds assumes that
|Backup configuration settings
|Backup your current configuration settings for Kiwi Syslog Server.
|Convert database file format
|Use the installer to convert your database files from Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 to SQL Server Compact 4.0.
If you use a version older than 3.5, see Upgrading from earlier versions.
Upgrade Kiwi Syslog Server
When upgrading to the latest version of Kiwi Syslog Server, your logged messages, rules, and other configuration settings are preserved. If you previously entered a license key, the key is automatically applied to the new version.
|Uninstall the current version of Kiwi Syslog Server
|Download the installation file
|Run the installation file
|Complete the Kiwi Syslog Server Setup wizard
|(Optional) Complete the Web Access Setup Wizard
If you selected the option to install Kiwi Syslog Web Access, the web access setup wizard starts automatically during the installation process for Kiwi Syslog Server.
|Close the Kiwi Syslog Server Setup wizard
|Click Finish to close the Kiwi Syslog Server Setup wizard and open Kiwi Syslog Server.