Automatic Upgrading 2.5+
This article explains how to upgrade Family Connections using the Automatic Upgrade, available since version 2.5.
If you are attempting to upgrade Family Connections from a version older than 2.5, you must upgrade to 2.5 first, and then you can make the jump to the latest version.
You have version 2.3 installed and want to upgrade to 2.7.2 (which is the latest version at the time of this article). You must follow the manual instructions to upgrade from 2.3 to 2.3.1, then to 2.4, then 2.4.1 and then to 2.5. Then you can use the automatic upgrade.
2.5, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.5.4 There is a bug in these version that causes the Automatic Upgrade to stop during the 'Unpacking files' phase. Once this happens, simply hit refresh on you browser, and click the 'Re-Install' button, and the Upgrade will complete successfully.
2.6+ For all other versions, the Automatic Upgrade will work properly.