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SQL Server 2005 Tidbit 013

SQL Server 2005 Tidbit 013


Unlucky 13!

Credit for this one goes to my friend and teammate Matt Hester


 Q: How do I upgrade SQL 2005 beta to the Full SQL 2005?

A:  There will not be a setup-based upgrade from preRTM to RTM. You will need to un install the preRTM and then install RTM. The un install will not remove your user databases. Once you reinstall you can connect those databases to the new install. They will automatically upgrade when they’re installed. One word of caution: it’s best to move between the same editions (i.e. Beta -> Developer, Standard -> Standard, etc).

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