Microsoft has provided the SQL Server 2005 Upgrade Advisor to help database administrators determine what will...
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have to be done in order to upgrade to SQL Server 2005. This tool evaluates a variety of factors, including deprecated features and necessary changes to system configuration, in order to paint a clear picture of the overall readiness of the database system for SQL Server 2005.
The tool presents warnings in several categories, including Analysis Services, Data Transformation Services, Full-Text Search, Notification Services, Reporting Services, and of course the core Database Engine. DBAs hoping to upgrade their systems should take a look at this tool.
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