How to upgrade HRPro using the HRProUpgrade utility

1. At the Application Server (i.e. the Internet Information Server IIS) that the Web Client Installation is already installed, extract the files in the Upgrade Package (usually a zip file) to an empty temporary folder.

2. Make sure no one is running HRPro.

3. Right click on the HRProUpgrade(Run as Administrator).exe and select Run as Administrator.

4. Examine the on-screen information. Make sure your currently running version is the Upgrade Package file name referring to. e.g. If the upgrade package file name is, your currently running Web Client version should be 16.11.18. Otherwise, do not perform the upgrade. 

If it is correct, click the Start Upgrade button


1. For Desktop Client upgrade, copy the upgrade package to the workstation that the HRPro Desktop Client is already installed, and run the HRProUpgrade.exe utility.

2. During the upgrade time, Upgrade Utility will back up the existing Web Site for Web Client and create the zip file as and store it in that temporary folder. Upgrade Utility will also backup the existing EPortal Web Site for Employee Portal and create the zip file as and store it in that temporary folder.

3. An upgrade log with the file name something like 'Demo2016161209_HHmmss.log" is created to record the progress and error during the upgrade process. It can be open to examination using any text editor/viewer (e.g. Notepad).