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.
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.
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:
- Anti-Virus Software
- 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+.
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.
Save the installer to your desktop or Downloads folder.
Double-click the cdm110.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 click it to launch CDM+.
- 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.
- Save the installer to your desktop.
- Double-click the cdm110 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.