When you upgrade from BioStar 2.5 to BioStar 2.6, please aware of the license changes before proceeding. 


- The AC standard license will be changed to the Advanced license

- The T&A license will remain the same

- The Video license will have to be purchased separately when you upgrade to BioStar 2.6 and applied again if you were using it with the AC Standard license before

- You will not be able to proceed with the upgrade if you are using features that require an upgraded license and you do not have a upgraded license ready



BioStar 2.6 License Specification


* door limitation is the number of doors configured in BioStar 2


When you upgrade from BioStar 2.5 to 2.6, you will install BioStar 2.6 on top of BioStar 2.5. 

Refer to the How to Upgrade BioStar 2 Server article about the basic upgrade process. 


You can see a summary of your current feature use in your BioStar 2 web client Dashboard. 



Sample Upgrade Scenarios 

1. Upgrading from a free license when using more than 5 doors or other premium features: 

You will be prompted to enter your new license key because you cannot keep the same features without purchasing a license. You will see the message below in the installation process. 


"In order to keep the current number of doors and activated features after the upgrade, appropriate license needs to be applied. Please check the details of each license level and apply one that conforms to the current usage during the upgrade process."


2. Upgrading with a AC Standard license 

Your upgrade will automatically apply an Advanced license. If you still need to upgrade your license because some of your used features in the past require a license upgrade, you will be prompted with the following message during the installation process: 


"The applied license level does not comply with the current usage. Standard or above level of license needs to be applied. Please check and try again."



Below are the upgrade steps with screenshots to give a more clear view of what you will see in the upgrade process. 


Upgrade Process When License Upgrade is Required

1. Run BioStar 2 install file with administrative privileges. 

I previously used the Cloud feature on a free version of BioStar 2, so I will have to enter an upgraded license on upgrade. 


2. On the License Check page select Select Manual license input and click Next.

* Choose license file if you have a offline license file you received from our sales representative. 


3. Enter your name in Licensee name and the License number


4. After reading the License Agreement, click Next on the License Agreement page. 


5. If your previous BioStar 2.5 install was a Express install, it will be set as Express and grayed out. 


6. Click Next.


7. Enter your database root account password. 

Caution: If you enter a password that is different from the current root password in the database, the install will fail.


8. Installation will begin. 


9. After finishing the install, install the USB Device Agent when required. 


10. In BioStar Setting you will see that video is not activated. Enter your Video license after logging in to BioStar 2. 


11. Log in to BioStar 2 with your admin account.


12. Enter Settings > SERVER > License and activate your Video license. 



Upgrade Process with Standard License Activated

1. Run BioStar 2 install file with administrative privileges. 


2. After reading the License Agreement, click Next on the License Agreement page. 


3. If your previous BioStar 2.5 install was a Express install, it will be set as Express and grayed out. 


4. Click Next.


4. Enter your database root account password. 

Caution: If you enter a password that is different from the current root password in the database, the install will fail.


5. Click Next.


6. On the Select Components page click Next.


7. On the Ready to Install page click Install.


8. Installation will begin. 


9. After finishing the install, install the USB Device Agent when required. 


10. In BioStar Setting you will see that video is not activated. 


11. Log in to BioStar 2 with your admin account.


12. Enter Settings > SERVER > License and activate your Video license.