Welcome to CDM+ 10.0
Welcome to CDM+ Church Management Software. CDM+ is a comprehensive suite of programs built around a powerful, efficient database. CDM+ allows you to maintain and manage the information so vital to growing ministries … membership records, financial information, pastoral visits and much more.
This guide will help you install and launch CDM+. See the CDM+ 10.0 Server Setup and Client Setup pages for further instructions. If you are upgrading from an earlier version of CDM+, refer to the appropriate Upgrade/Conversion Guide. For more information on using the software, please consult the online Manuals.
Please Note! If you are running CDM+ 10.0 locally on a stand-alone Macintosh or Windows computer, it is considered the database server. Click here for complete CDM+ System Requirements.
General Installation Info
NOTE: These instructions are written for a multi-user, networked environment. If you only use CDM+ on one computer, that computer is considered both the client and the server; you may ignore any instructions regarding additional client computers.
Important note for those running CDM+ over a network: The first computer on which you install and run CDM+ 10.0 MUST be your database server. You may install CDM+ on other computers (called clients) while the server completes installation, but do not launch CDM+ on any client until the server displays the Login window.
For CDM+ 10.0 to run, you need to allow access on port 9566 and/or to the PostgreSQL (postgres) and CDM+ 10.0 (cdm+.exe) programs. This will need to be done for other third-party Windows firewalls (e.g. Norton or Symantec). The built-in Mac OS X firewall must also be configured when multiple clients are using CDM+. For the built-in Windows Firewall nothing needs to be done as CDM+ will configure the firewall appropriately.
Security Software during installation
During the installation process of CDM+ 10.0 on Windows, you should disable the following items:
- Anti-Virus Software
- Windows Defender
- User Access Control (UAC)
When installation is complete, you can turn these items back on.
Current CDM+ Users Upgrading
Before beginning installation, please read the upgrade guide that applies to your current version of CDM+.
CDM+ 9.x Upgrade Guide - click here
CDM+ 8.2 - click here
CDM+ (or CDM+ Pro) 8.1.x, 8.0, CDM+ 7.1.2 and prior - You must contact CDM+/Suran Systems, Inc. to convert your data.
Go to the [view:current_release=default=CDM+ 10.0] and click link on the right to download the Mac OS X installer to the computer where you wish to store your data (the CDM+ database server). This may be the only computer on which you are installing CDM+. But if you are installing CDM+ on more than one computer on your network, you MUST begin with the server.
Save the installer to your desktop or Downloads folder.
Double-click the cdm100.pkg installer icon.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
After CDM+ is installed in your Applications folder, drag the red CDM+.app icon to your dock and double-click it to launch CDM+ 10.0.
- Go to the [view:current_release=default=CDM+ 10.0] and click link on the right to download the Windows installer (cdm100.exe) to the computer where you wish to store your data (the CDM+ database server). This may be the only computer on which you are installing CDM+. But if you are installing CDM+ on more than one computer on your network, you MUST begin with the server.
- Save the installer to your desktop.
- Double-click the cdm100 installer icon.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
- After the installation process finishes, you can launch CDM+ by double-clicking the red CDM+ shortcut on the desktop or choosing CDM+ under Start -> Programs.
The default installation location is:
If you experience difficulties while installing CDM+, call the CDM+ Technical Support staff at 800-633-9581 Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-6:00 PM Eastern time for assistance.