How To Install Updates, Patches and Hotfixes
Updates, patches and Hotfixes for
DocuShare software are available, and are easily installed using the DocuShare
Note: This applies to DocuShare 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 6.5.x, 6.6.x, 7.0, and 7.5.
Note: You must be an administrator to perform this solution.
Note: This solution requires that you stop DocuShare.
Download the DocuShare update, patch or hotfix.
Backup DocuShare. For
detailed instructions on How To Backup DocuShare click the related link
located at the bottom of this page.
Note:The backup of the database files and the documents directory must
be done at the same time so that the information contained is in sync,
otherwise there will be inconsistencies between the documents and the database
information. To prevent inconsistencies between the documents and the database,
you will need to stop DocuShare or place DocuShare in Read Only mode so that no
new data is written during the backup period.
Before you install software updates
or patches, make sure the selected update is compatible with your version of
DocuShare. Go to About DocuShare, on your site home page or in the
Administration Menu, to locate your version number.
If documentation is supplied with an update, read the
documentation before starting the installation.
To Install a software update, patch or hotfix:
1. Log into
the DocuShare server as a Windows Administrator.
Extract the DocuShare update, patch or hotfix
to a local directory on the server.
Once extracted, right-click the dsUpdate.exe and select Run
as Administrator. Be patient; it takes a few minutes to load and start the
Once the install wizard begins, follow the onscreen instructions.
Click Next to proceed or click Back to return to a previous
When asked to select an update, check the appropriate update and
Note: If the update is not displayed, browse to the location of the
corresponding update jar file, and then click Add Update and
check the appropriate update.
When the installation successfully completes, click Finish to
close the installer.
Go to About DocuShare, on your site home page or in the
Administration Menu, to locate your version number the update or patch
installed should now also be listed.
Note: DocuShare should be restarted after the installation of each
Update or Patch to ensure that it was successful. Do NOT install multiple
updates/Patches in succession without starting DocuShare between each one.
Solution Updated: February 2, 2021