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Explain the requirements in preparing for a software installation and upgrade

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Transfer-Encoding: chunked ´╗┐The small charity has accepted my proposal of upgrading their anti-virus to a fully integrated Internet security suite. They currently have five computers, all of which require the software upgrade. They have asked me to create a comprehensive plan showing the procedures I will be following when upgrading the software. Firstly, it?s important to plan before you start any software installation or upgrade so that everything works the way you want it to. To start, it?s important to have a clearly defined sequence of activities to follow in order to ensure the installation is completed successfully. You need to check that the system meets the requirements for the software, decide if a fresh installation is needed or if it?s okay to install over previous software. Also you need to ensure that the installation method is suitable. For example if the files are stored on a DVD, you need to have accesses to a DVD slot and to make sure the hardware is compatible to that format. ...read more.

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End users who are the people who will be using the system. Management who will be interested in how it is going. And Software vendors because if there are any problems with the installation then they will need to be contacted. Additionally, back out procedures need to be considered. Sometimes the upgrade will cause problems to the system and you may not have planned for it. For example, some of the applications are not compatible with the new software. To help recover from the situation you will need to have a clearly defined back-out procedure. You can have your software and data backed up before you complete the installation or to uninstall the new software or upgrade. Moreover, you may need permission or access. Due to the importance of security within an organisation it is usual for workstations to be kept secure by requiring staff to use usernames and passwords and by limiting access right to software and data they do not need. ...read more.

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Without having these procedures it can be frustrating for the users because they are being passed from one team to another. One last factor to consider is materials. When preparing for installation, it is important to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the materials and resources that you require. First you will need to obtain and allocate the required materials. You will need to check the requirments of the software to make sure that you have everything that works with the system. As well as allocating the correct materials it is also important to allocate the correct resources. This includeds manuals, installation guides and licence keyes. The guides are really useful and can help if you are unfamilar with the software. Correctly allocating the license keys is important because you will need a valid key for each installation. If you install more than one copy you will be running it illegally. In conclusion, its important to follow these steps to ensure that everything runs smoothly. ...read more.

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