SourceGear Fortress 1.1.4 is a maintenance release for Fortress 1.1. If you have not upgraded to Fortress 1.1 version, see for more information.


Installation Notes

If you are converting a Vault or Dragnet installation, you must uninstall those products before installing Fortress. When uninstalling, choose to keep the databases. In order to convert an installation of Vault and Dragnet to a Fortress installation, both the sgvault and sgdragnet databases must be on the same SQL server instance. Use the detach and reattach functions in SQL server to move databases if necessary. It is recommended that you convert to the latest version of Dragnet before converting to Fortress. For users converting from an installation of Vault only, the Fortress work item tracking database will be automatically created. It is not recommended to convert an installation with only Dragnet. Install Vault 3.5.3 beside your Dragnet installation and convert them as normal.

Please ensure you have a verified backup of your database before upgrading, and upgrade at a time when it is convenient to not have access to the server. On very large Fortress installations, the upgrade may take several hours.

Fortress 1.1 is not backwards compatible with previous versions of Fortress. In essence, Fortress 1.1 clients will only interact with Fortress 1.1 servers and vice versa. 1.0 clients and servers are not compatible with Fortress 1.1 clients and servers.


Known issues:

Important note when upgrading from the 1.0.6 release. There was a bug in the uninstall routine for the 1.0.6 for users who installed the server and the client together using the server's installer. Upgrading in that situation will succeed, but leave two client shortcuts on the desktop. Please follow the instructions at for instructions on removing the 1.0.6 server and client before upgrading.

When using the VS Enhanced Client's "Open From Fortress" functionality in 2008, you will not be able to open solutions that have not yet been upgraded by Visual Studio to the Visual Studio 2008 format.





Class Client

Visual Studio Enhanced Client

Command-Line Client

Eclipse Plugin

Client/Server Version Compatibility

It is always recommended that your client and server versions match exactly (e.g., a 1.1.4 client should be connecting to a 1.1.4 server). 1.1.x clients are able to communicate with any 1.1.x server, but specific bug fixes will not work correctly if they required both client and server changes. 1.1.x clients and servers are not compatible with 1.0 clients and servers.


Upgrading From Previous Versions

It is recommended that you backup your Fortress databases prior to an upgrade. This can be done from either the Fortress Admin tool, or the SQL Enterprise Manager tool.

To upgrade from a previous installation of Fortress, simply invoke the new installer, and choose the same options that were selected when Fortress was previously installed. Program files and configuration settings will be automatically updated to reflect the upgrade. Note that the server installation will not delete your database unless you explicitly tell it to.

You may also safely uninstall Fortress first, and then install the upgrade. As with installation, an uninstall will not delete your database unless you explicitly tell it to.