Welcome to CDM+

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 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.

System Requirements

Make sure ALL computers on which you are installing CDM+ meet the current System Requirements.

If you are running CDM+ locally on a stand-alone Macintosh or Windows computer, it is considered the database server.

General Installation Info

For single installations

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.

For multiple installations

The first computer on which you install and run CDM+ MUST be on your database server. You may install CDM+ on other computers (called clients) while the server completes the installation, but do not launch CDM+ on any client until the server displays the Login window.

Firewalls

For CDM+ to run, you need to allow access on port 9566 and/or to the PostgreSQL (postgres) and CDM+ (cdm+.exe) programs. This will need to be done for other third-party Windows firewalls (e.g. Norton or Symantec). The built-in macOS 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.

If you have a firewall that restricts outgoing connections and use the CDM+ Data Hosting service, ensure you allow traffic on ports 9566 and 9443.

Security Software during installation

During the installation process of CDM+ 11.0 on Windows, you should disable the following items:

  • Firewalls
  • Anti-Virus Software
  • Anti-Spyware
  • Windows Defender
  • User Access Control (UAC)

When the 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+.

Program Installation

macOS

  1. Go to Downloads and click the link to download the macOS installer (cdm110.pkg) 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.

  2. Save the installer to your desktop or Downloads folder. 

  3. Double-click the cdm110.pkg installer icon.

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

  5. After CDM+ is installed in your Applications folder, drag the red CDM+.app icon to your dock and click it to launch CDM+.

Proceed to the CDM+ Server Setup and/or Client Setup page for further instructions.

Windows

  1. Go to Downloads and click the link to download the Windows installer (cdm110.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.
  2. Save the installer to your desktop.

  3. Double-click the cdm110 installer icon.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. 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.

Proceed to the CDM+ Server Setup and/or Client Setup page for further instructions..

If you ned additional help call the CDM+ Technical Support staff at 800-633-9581 Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-6:00 PM Eastern time for assistance or email support@cdmplus.com.