you need to give them permission to use EEM - it's in the user admin rights properties. By default only administrators get that in v5, and as that option was not available in v4, no one by default other than the root admins will have it.
Ah I see. Thank you.
So when I upgrade to v5 in the live environment, I will need to make these changes. If I then need to rollback to v4, what will happen to these user accounts? Will then then become corrupted if I try to manage them with a v4 SBAdmin (bearing in mind they will now have v5 attributes?)
For those people you need to change their user object property. Using EEM to the following:
- select user object properties
- select "Admin Rights" on the left side dropdown list
- in "Administration fuctions" window, expand "Users" group
- place checkmark against "Allow administration"
- save settings
You can do the same through a user group properties, then assign it to relevant user objects.
Migration process from 4.2 to 5.x updates this checkmark sometimes, but not always, so manual intervention is required.
Migration is one way (4.2 -> 5.x). Do not try to use 4.2 admin console after migration.
Ah ok. Going back to v4 was going to be a rollback plan if, for some reason, after upgrading the server to v5 client synchs from the existing v4 clients started to fail (for example: something about the new v5 Communications Service is not working with our existing v4 clients and they all fail to synch after upgrade of the server) This rollback would only be used if we had not upgraded any clients to v5 yet. Therefore I considered it safe to do so as the database objects will all still be as they were in v4.
But this change to the Admins appears to possibly be a non-rollback option as it will mark attributes to the objects that v4 won't recognise. Would you agree?
We have never tried to use old version 4 admin console after backend migration to 5.x. So I can't comment.
But production is a coexistence of 4.x and 5.x clients, and it is going to be for some time. No major issues with client synch, except that you cannot force sync 4.x clients from 5.x EEM/database. Not a big deal.
Many thanks Peter.