I've been working on a dry run of an upgrade of one of the web apps we use regularly at work and have run into a snag that I just can't seem to get past. Hopefully I'll get past it tomorrow, thanks to a call that I plan to make to the software author's technical support department, but then again the problem I'm having is so "weird" that I'm not all that certain that it's going to be an easy fix. What I'm stuck with, for now, is a "Service not found" when I attempt to access the website for the app (on my test system). I've had the app working just fine there in the past, as in just a few days ago, using a demo installation. It's the whole process of getting from that test/demo status to a test status where we'd be using a copy of the real data that we use on our "live" system. The issue that is screwing with me, which started it all, was trying to perform an upgrade from our database on the older app to a database that would be used for the new app.
I fear that I may wind up having to blow away my test server and reload it from scratch, then perform a fresh installation of the application(s) that I'm working with as it seems that my issues are so mysterious in nature.
At least these issues are being caught and dealt with now, while I'm in the testing/prep stage. I'd hate to have run into these issues during the actual upgrade, whenver that will take place.