best practice to upgrade citrix web interface 4.6 to 5.0

Hello there,
I have production Citrix secure gateway server configured in DMZ zone to allow external users to login via Citrix Web Access.
I am planning to upgrade just the WI component from 4.6 TO 5.0 in production Citrix Secure Gateway server. I would like to know what is the best practice?
When I run WI 5.0, will it retain the configuration? OR will I have to configure all the site settings?
Please help.
goprasadAsked:
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Carl WebsterCitrix Technology Professional - FellowCommented:
Make a copy of your Webinterface.conf file.  Make a copy of any customizations you made to images or any other WI files.

Install WI5.  Test.  If anything is missing, copy over the saved copy of your webinterface.conf file.

Test.

I have never had an upgrade from WI 4.x to 5.0 fail.  The entire process should take less than 2 or 3 minutes and that is if you take your dear sweet time.
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goprasadAuthor Commented:
Which WebInterface.conf should i backup - there are three in different locations: C:\ProgramFiles\Citrix\Web Interface\4.2\mcm.zip
C:\ProgramFiles\Citrix\Web Interface\4.2\pna.zip
C:\ProgramFiles\Citrix\Web Interface\4.2\wi.zip
Please advise if the one in WI.zip should be backed up?
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Carl WebsterCitrix Technology Professional - FellowCommented:
D;  None of the above

c:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\%NameOfWebSite%
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goprasadAuthor Commented:
I could successfully complete the upgrade by backing up WebInterface Config backup\MetaFrame  and then customised  WI 5.0.1
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goprasadAuthor Commented:
Backing up old WebInterface config first enabled upgrade process to be completed without any much hiccup.
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