Confusing error message if database has newer version than assemblies require

Found in

EPiServer.CMS.Core 10.6.0

Fixed in

EPiServer.CMS.Core 11.8.1


May 21, 2018


Jun 04, 2018


CMS Core


Closed, Fixed and tested


If the database has an older version than the assemblies require, the error message is informative and helpful. However, if it's the other way around, the error message is confusing:

The database schema for 'CMS' has not been updated to version '7052.0', current database version is '7053.0'. Update the database manually by running the cmdlet 'Update-EPiDatabase' in the package manager console or set updateDatabaseSchema="true" on episerver.framework configuration element.

In this case, upgrading the database is not the solution. They should either downgrade the database, or upgrade the assemblies.

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