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Version: 18.3a

You should always upgrade to the latest SDCS software when new versions are released. To determine which versions you currently have installed, open SDCS and from the "Help" menu, choose "About".

Installation process

  1. Backup – open your existing version of SDCS and from the "File" menu, select "Backup". The new installation does not overwrite student data, but it's good practice to make a backup before commencing. Make sure you exit SDCS after creating the backup, so the installer can install the new version.

  2. Download the latest SDCS software (named, from above). Your web browser should allow you to save the file to disk in the directory you select, most likely in your Downloads folder.

  3. Open Windows Explorer or File Manager, navigate to that folder and open the downloaded file (named It will automatically expand and begin installation. Follow the simple instructions. It will default to installing it to location C:\QCAA\SDCS folder. If you want another place or network drive then navigate to it via "Change Install Location" button.

Local computer

To install onto the computer you are running setup from:

  1. Confirm your organisation
  2. Accept the default folder (or use "Change Install Location" button to change install location)
  3. Confirm that a Backup had been performed
  4. Click the "Continue Upgrade" button to continue


SDCS 64 is primarily a stand-alone application and not fully designed a network environment. However, there are some limited network functionality but it is unsupported beyond the install process. Note that even in a networked environment, only one user can have full read/write access to SDCS at any one time; others will be in read-only access mode.

To install on a network:

  1. Confirm your organisation
  2. Select the Network drive via "Change Install Location" button
  3. Confirm that a Backup had been performed
  4. Click the "Continue Upgrade" button to continue

After installation

View the README file.

When a Windows program group for SDCS is created on your computer, installation is complete.

To start SDCS, click on the SDCS icon.

You can find out if the installation was successful by checking the software version –
open SDCS and from the "Start" menu, choose "About".

Last updated: 10 April 2018

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