CMS Upgrade Instructions

Product: CMS

Version: CMS 8, 8.x

Published: December 29, 2011

Last updated: 1/30/2021



The following article provides a step-by-step instructions on how to upgrade a CMS site using the Ingeniux CMS Site Upgrade Wizard. The following steps will need to be performed for each CMS site instance on your server if you have recently upgraded the Ingeniux Software. When running the CMS Site Upgrade Wizard, all users must be logged out of the CMS.


  1. Download executable from
  2. Run executable IGXSetup.exe.
  3. Create a backup of the /xml directory of the CMS.
    • Exclude the /pub and /backup folders.
  4. Run the CMS Upgrade wizard.
    • Select the root folder of the CMS, typically C:/igxsites/sitefolder.
      Step 1 to running the CMS wizard 
    • Because the \xml directory was backed up in step three, click No when asked to back up the CMS.
      Step 2 to running the CMS Upgrade wizard 
    • IIS must be recycled during the upgrade wizard, so click Yes in the next dialog. This means your users will have to log out of the CMS before the upgrade begins.
       Step 3 to running the CMS wizard
    • When the upgrade is complete, click Finish.
  5. Log into the CMS.
  6. Perform a full publish.
  7. Ensure it finishes properly and that replication to the DSS completes.
  8. On the DSS, complete the upgrade process as well. See Upgrading DSS Site to 10+ for more information.


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