Upgrade WebOffice 10.8 to 10.9

This chapter describes a step-by-step guide and VertiGIS recommendations for upgrading to the latest version of WebOffice. The new release package is available in the Download Center.

 

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WebOffice 10.9 is released with ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.19. In this version, Internet Explorer 11 is no longer supported. If you want to continue using Internet Explorer 11 as well as Edge (Legacy) in the meantime, it is recommended to stay on version WebOffice 10.8 SP2+ and do not upgrade further.

With WebOffice 10.9, ArcGIS versions 10.2.x and 10.3.x are no longer supported.

Consider the New Installation Scenario of the extensions when using ArcGIS 10.9

When using the VertiGIS Printing with ArcGIS 10.8.1 the installation of Patch ArcGIS Server 10.8.1 Print Service Patch and ArcGIS Server 10.8.1 Print Service and Text Element Patch is necessary!

Since version WebOffice 10.8, the working directory of WebOffice author standalone has changed. In order to continue using existing profiles, they must be exported before uninstallation and imported again after reinstallation. If a staging mapping is saved for taking projects productive, the corresponding .json files must be transferred from %APPDATA%\Roaming\SynerGIS\WebOfficeAuthorStandalone\UIData\GoLiveStagging to %APPDATA%\Roaming\VertiGIS\WebOfficeAuthorStandalone\UIData\GoLiveStagging.

Since version WebOffice 10.8, WebOffice author standalone is delivered as a 64-Bit application. It should be noted that the ArcMap connector, which is responsible for the connection to MXDs, is still delivered as a 32-bit application, since it is based on the 32-bit ArcObjects.

With WebOffice 10.9 the default path for all relatively included paths changes. Therefore, changes in the configuration are necessary when upgrading. The base path has moved up one level, so ../ must be removed from any links.

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Please apply for a current license of WebOffice - see chapter Licensing WebOffice.

If WebOffice and VertiGIS GeoOffice is installed, you must make sure that outdated GeoOffice modules are updated or, if no longer needed, uninstalled. Otherwise you may experience problems when using WebOffice.

Since the release of the previous service pack WebOffice 10.8 SP1 the name of the WebOffice Extensions Services changes from SynerGIS WebOffice Extensions to WebOffice Extensions. If scripts are used to automatically stop or start this service, these have to be adapted.

 

When upgrading your existing WebOffice application from version 10.8 SP2 to version 10.9, upgrades of the individual software components must be performed. VertiGIS recommends performing the upgrade steps in the following order:

1. Backup the following information

Save the WebOffice usermanagement database using User Management Database: Export.

Optional: Export your WebOffice author standalone application profiles from Settings.

If you want to update Apache Tomcat, a backup of the entire Apache Tomcat folder is highly recommended!

Save the existing WebOffice applications from C:\Tomcat\webapps\<WebOffice application> and copy them to a secure location.

2. Deinstallation of WebOffice author standalone

Uninstall WebOffice author standalone via Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features.

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See chapter Upgrade WebOffice author standalone.

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Since WebOffice 10.8 the working directory of the WebOffice author standalone has changed. In order to continue using existing profiles, they must be exported before uninstallation and imported again after reinstallation. If a staging mapping is saved for taking projects productive, the corresponding .json files must be transferred from %APPDATA%\Roaming\SynerGIS\WebOfficeAuthorStandalone\UIData\GoLiveStagging to %APPDATA%\Roaming\VertiGIS\WebOfficeAuthorStandalone\UIData\GoLiveStagging.

3. Deinstallation of WebOffice extensions

Uninstall WebOffice extensions via Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features.

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See chapter Upgrade WebOffice extensions.

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WebOffice extensions can also be uninstalled via Command Prompt or BAT files. See chapter WebOffice Extensions Silent Deinstallation.

All ArcGIS Desktop Applications have to be closed during this process.

4. Deinstallation of VertiGIS Printing (optional, if installed)

If VertiGIS Printing is installed, uninstall it via Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features.

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More details about the upgrade in the Installation with Setup chapter, and general information about VertiGIS Printing in the chapter VertiGIS Printing (optional).

5. Deinstallation of WebOffice FTS-Index

Uninstall WebOffice FTS-Index via Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features.

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See chapter Uninstall WebOffice FTS-Index.

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All FTS-subindices calculated so far will be removed and must be recalculated after installation of the new version of WebOffice FTS-Index in the WebOffice Administration Page (Full text search Tab).

6. Upgrade ArcGIS (optional)

VertiGIS recommends an Upgrade to ArcGIS 10.8.1 or the installation of the most recent patches for ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Enterprise.

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Please ensure BEFORE upgrading ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro) as well as ArcGIS Enterprise to uninstall WebOffice extensions and WebOffice author standalone. After that you can continue updating ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Enterprise.

If this step is forgotten and you encounter problems uninstalling the WebOffice author standalone, the chapter Problems Uninstalling Author Standalone can help.

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When using the VertiGIS Printing with ArcGIS 10.8.1 the installation of Patch ArcGIS Server 10.8.1 Print Service Patch and ArcGIS Server 10.8.1 Print Service and Text Element Patch is necessary!

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See chapter Upgrade ArcGIS.

 

WebOffice 10.9 supports the following ArcGIS versions:

ArcGIS version

WebOffice 10.9

ArcGIS 10.9*

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ArcGIS 10.8.1

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ArcGIS 10.8

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ArcGIS 10.7.1

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ArcGIS 10.7

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ArcGIS 10.6.1

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ArcGIS 10.6

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ArcGIS 10.5.1

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ArcGIS 10.5

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ArcGIS 10.4.1

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ArcGIS 10.4

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Supported ArcGIS Versions for WebOffice 10.9

** Consider the New Installation Scenario of the extensions when using ArcGIS 10.9

 

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With WebOffice 10.9, ArcGIS versions 10.2.x and 10.3.x are no longer supported.

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Please also refer to the ArcGIS product life cycle of Esri for more information.

 

If ArcGIS is also updated from version lower than 10.6 to version 10.6 or higher during the WebOffice upgrade, then existing user-defined Esri print templates must be changed from ArcMap-based to ArcGIS Pro-based print templates (.pagx), i.e. open the MXD in ArcGIS Pro, and right-click Save as layout file.

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For detailed instructions, see chapter Migration of Layout Templates to ArcGIS Pro.

For details on using Esri Print in WebOffice, see chapter Esri Print.

7. Installation of WebOffice author standalone

Follow the steps in WebOffice Author Standalone Setup.

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Alternatively a Quiet Installation of WebOffice author standalone. See chapter Quiet Installation.

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ACHTUNG!

Since version WebOffice 10.8, the working directory of WebOffice author standalone has changed. In order to continue using existing profiles, they must be exported before uninstallation and imported again after reinstallation. If a staging mapping is saved for taking projects productive, the corresponding .json files must be transferred from %APPDATA%\Roaming\SynerGIS\WebOfficeAuthorStandalone\UIData\GoLiveStagging to %APPDATA%\Roaming\VertiGIS\WebOfficeAuthorStandalone\UIData\GoLiveStagging.

Since version WebOffice 10.8, WebOffice author standalone is delivered as a 64-Bit application. It should be noted that the ArcMap connector, which is responsible for the connection to MXDs, is still delivered as a 32-bit application, since it is based on the 32-bit ArcObjects. When using an Oracle database, a 64bit Oracle client database driver is required.

8. Installation of WebOffice extensions

Follow the steps in chapter Upgrade WebOffice extensions.

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Alternatively a Quiet Installation of the WebOffice extensions is also available. See chapter WebOffice Extensions Silent Installation.

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At least Windows .NET Framework 4.8 is required for installation.

9. Installation of VertiGIS Printing (optional)

Follow the steps in VertiGIS Printing (optional).

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WebOffice additionally offers a Geoprocessing (Python) based printing with the name VertiGIS Printing in addition to the already known WebOffice extensions.

When using the VertiGIS Printing with ArcGIS 10.8.1 the installation of Patch ArcGIS Server 10.8.1 Print Service Patch and ArcGIS Server 10.8.1 Print Service and Text Element Patch is necessary!

10. Installation of WebOffice FTS-Index (full text search)

WebOffice 10.9 uses the version 8.8.x of WebOffice FTS-Index.

Follow the steps in the chapter Installation of WebOffice FTS-Index or Installation of Solr Cloud in a Loadbalancing-Scenario.

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If WebOffice FTS-Index (standalone) was already installed and Java was updated to a current version, the system variable JAVA_HOME must be adapted accordingly before installing WebOffice FTS-Index (the path to the installation directory of Java must be changed to the path of the current version). See the section Setting JAVA_HOME as a System Variable in the chapter Installation of WebOffice FTS-Index.

After successful installation, all FTS subindices of the search layers in the WebOffice Administration Page (Ful Text Search tab) must be recalculated.

11. Installation of WebOffice usermanagement Admin Web

Follow the steps in the chapter Upgrade UserManagement Admin Web.

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Afterwards, an update of the User Management database is necessary in order to upgrade the data model to the current version. To do this, open UserManagement Admin Web and log in with your user; you will then be prompted to update the data model if it is no longer up-to-date.

12. Update the Servlet Engine (optional)

VertiGIS recommends an update of Java und Apache Tomcat to the most recent (and approved by VertiGIS) versions.

WebOffice 10.9 is certified for Java OpenJDK 11.0.12, Apache Tomcat 9.0.52 and Apache Tomcat Connector 1.2.48.

 

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VertiGIS recommends the use of Java OpenJDK 11. For further information on the version used and installation see chapter Java.

VertiGIS strongly recommends an update to the latest, stable Apache Tomcat version. For further information see Apache Tomcat.

 

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After an update of Apache Tomcat and when using Apache Tomcat Connector, check if a read access for the local user "IIS_IUSRS" is set to folder \Tomcat\conf.

If you have imported one or more security certificates in the Java Truststore, you must import the security certificates into the Java Trust Store of the new Java directory after updating Java OpenJDK 11. This can be done using the Import SSL Certificates in SynAdmin function.

13. Update of the Server Object Extension and the WebOffice system directory

Update the ArcGIS Server Object Extension for WebOffice as described:

1.In ArcGIS Server Manager under Site/Extensions choose VertiGIS Server Object Extension (SOE) to edit and select the new SOE file (syn_soe_ao_gateway.soe file) from WebOffice10.9-DVD\Software\ArcGIS for Server Object Extension to upload.

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Don't use uninstall and install the extension, because else you have to set the properties for VertiGIS Server Object Extension again!

 

Update Server Object Extension (SOE) in ArcGIS Server Manager

Update Server Object Extension (SOE) in ArcGIS Server Manager

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After replacing the SOE file, SynOutputService and any other services with activated Server Object Extension are stopped. These services must remain stopped, otherwise the next step can not be performed.

2.Replace the WebOffice files in C:\arcgisserver\directories\WebOfficeSystem with the files from WebOffice10.9-DVD\Software\WebOffice directories\WebOfficeSystem.
 

Replace WebOffice files in directory WebOfficeSystem

Replace WebOffice files in directory WebOfficeSystem

 

3.Start the map service SynOutputService (or all services, where Server Object Extension is activated). If you have activated the SOE file on other services as well, you will need to restart those services as well.
 

Restart SynOutputService in the ArcGIS Server Manager

Restart SynOutputService in the ArcGIS Server Manager

14. Update WebOffice application

Below you will find the necessary installation steps for manually installing your WebOffice application:

1.Stop the Apache Tomcat service (via Start/Programs/Administrative Tools/Services).

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For further information see chapter Apache Tomcat Maintainance.

2.Delete the working directory of Apache Tomcat at e.g. C:\Tomcat\work\Catalina\localhost\<WebOffice web-application>

3.Delete the existing WebOffice applications (don't forget a Backup!) from the directory C:\Tomcat\webapps\<WebOffice application>.

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With a major release upgrade, the entire WebOffice application must be replaced.

4.Copy the zipped file of the new WebOffice 10.9 application from WebOffice10.9-DVD\Software\WebOffice Web Application\unpackaged into the WebOffice application directory (e.g. C:\Tomcat\webapps\<WebOffice application>) and unpack it in the new WebOffice 10.9 Application at this point.

5.Copy the backed up application and project configurations into the respective directory of your new WebOffice 10.9 application.

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For further information see chapter Export Customized Files.

6.Start Apache Tomcat (via Start/Programs/Administrative Tools/Services).

7.Import the new WebOffice license.

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For further information see chapter Licensing WebOffice.

8.Start WebOffice author standalone and open the Application Configuration. It's possible that the application configuration may have to be saved once again.

9.Finally all project configurations should be validated in WebOffice author standalone using the functionality Check all Projects. If one or more projects are invalid the project configuration can be repaired using the Repair projects button.

"Verify all projects" function in WebOffice author standalone

"Verify all projects" function in WebOffice author standalone

 

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It is recommended to clear the browser cache with Delete Browser Cache.

When using the JavaScript clients WebOffice core Client andWebOffice flex Client using a reverse proxy can cause problems in the map display if a forward slash / is set at the end of the ProxyPass and ProxyPassReverse lines in the code. In this case please remove the slash at the end of the lines. For more details see chapter Apache Reverse Proxy.

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If you have problems during or after the WebOffice update, please contact the WebOffice Support Team.

15. Checks after the upgrade

Check all WebOffice applications and projects with the checklist in this chapter: Checks after an Update.