Software Updating on Servers and Client Stations


For updating the server software, you can install the new version of software over the old one. This will replace the server and client software, the configuration and license files will stay with no changes. Before updating you should stop the SL NEO server software by the command Quit, then run the file slneo_setup.exe.


After the launch of an updated version, configuration files may be changed and become incompatible to older software versions. To provide the possibility of rollback, it is recommended to save the configuration files of the server platform before updating. 


For updating the server software at the client stations, you can also install the new version of software over the old one. Herewith, all settings of the client software will be saved. Before the update you should stop all of the client applications and run the file slneo_setup.exe.


It is extremely important to have identical versions of software on servers and client stations.

How to save and restore all Server and Client Software Settings?

srv_settings.jpgBefore any changes to the server software settings or updating the server platform software it is required to save the current configuration. To implement this, you should:

·         Finish the work of SL NEO server software with all its components by either pressing Quit on the tray icon, or by clicking the icon SL NEO Media Server on the desktop.

·         Open the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\SL NEO Media Platform\run (for 64bit Windows) or C:\Program Files\SL NEO Media Platform\run (for 32bit Windows) and copy all .xml files, as they contain all the information about the basic SL NEO platform settings: the number and types of I/O boards, the number and settings of record/playout channels, codecs and other services. It is also necessary to copy all lic files, as they contain electronic keys.

To restore settings you should first stop the SL NEO server software completely, then replace the files in the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\SL NEO Media Platform\run by the preliminary saved copies.


For quick saving all the settings for the installed client software applications (except Routing Client) you should save the registry branch as the *.reg file:


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Skylark] for 64bit Windows, or 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Skylark] for 32bit Windows