Please print this page and follow the instructions provided before downloading and installing the software updates. Click the links below to get more information about the new versions (PDFs open in a new window).
Reminder for users upgrading from versions older than dynaMACS 2006
This upgrade may take anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours to finish depending on your dynaMACS database size and computer / network performance.
You may wish to run it during after-hours. If you use dynaMACS in a networked environment, we suggest you run the upgrade on the computer where dynaMACS is actually installed. This eliminates network traffic and may result in a much faster update.
Download and Installation Instructions
Please read the instructions provided with each upgrade carefully. To download and install the upgrade:
Check the current version of dynaMACS you are using; select About dynaMACS…. from the Help menu in dynaMACS and write down the Build Number located in the top-right area of the About window.
Do a full backup (not incremental) of your dynaMACS folder/installation and label it as your current dynaMACS Version Number.
Choose the upgrade from the list shown below and click on the file link.
In a few moments, you should get a File Download message. Choose Save.
In the Save As box, select the drive and directory where dynaMACS is installed and click Save. Remember the file name.
Before beginning, make sure everyone in your agency is completely logged-out of dynaMACS.
If you’re currently running dynaMACS version 3 or older, please go to your network server or the computer where dynaMACS is installed on the local hard drive. See the reminder at the top of this page.
Close all open windows and double-click on the My Computer icon on the Windows desktop.
Open the drive and directory where dynaMACS is installed. Locate the file you just downloaded.
Double-click on the file. The installation program should start in a few moments.
The installation program will attempt to find your current dynaMACS installation.
Follow on-screen instructions and make sure the path to which you install this upgrade is correct.
After finishing with the installation, start dynaMACS on the server computer (as suggested in step #2). If you do not have a dynaMACS icon on the server, use these instructions to set up the icon and then use this icon to start dynaMACS on the server.
An update program will automatically start.
Wait for the upgrade program to finish. The program will return to the Login screen. You may now log in.
An upgrade to dynaMACS software is now available. You may click on the following links to download the upgrade.
dynaMACS Agency Software Upgrade (replaces all previous versions)
After installing the update, you may view the What’s New 2016 to read about the complete list of changes included in this update. Log into dynaMACS Mobile and select What’s New 2016 from the Help menu.