When you first purchased TAMS, you may have been provided with a CD-ROM
containing the latest versions of all TAMS files, or you may have downloaded them from
the TAMS Website.
If you have a CD-ROM, you should copy its contents of the CD to your network to a
directory called CD_Image. It can be located anywhere on the network that is
accessible to your TAMS Administrator.
In the rest of this document, the network copy is referred to as the “CD_Image”.
The upgrade process uses the CD_Image directory
TAMS further development will fix bugs, enhance existing functionality, and provide new
functions. This will involve changes and additions to TAMS programs and / or the TAMS
database, so some or all of these files may be changed.
We will regularly update our master version of the CD_Image and provide the various
files for download from the TAMS Website.
In order for you to update your copy of TAMS, you will need to ensure your version of
the CD_Image matches the website version.
After you have updated your CD_Image, you will be able to update TAMS by running
the LoadTAMS process that installed TAMS V2 for the first time.
To safeguard your data, the LoadTAMS process will make a new copy of your TAMS
database, and make no (or minimal) changes to existing data.
When the upgrade / conversion is complete, you will still be able to use the old version
until you are satisfied there are no problems arising from the new version, after which
the old version can be archived (and deleted if disk space is required).
The complete process is described on the Downloads page.
The files required to maintain your CD_Image are accessible from the Downloads
NOTE: Once TAMS has been correctly installed in conformance with network
access and security, special administration access should not be required for any
processes involving TAMS maintenance and administration.