of SQL Server. To initiate the upgrade to SQL Server 2012, you can
execute the Autorun program from the SQL Server 2012 installation
media or you can launch the setup.exe program found in the installation media’s root directory. Both of these options will start the SQL
Server Installation Center, which you can see in Figure 1.
Advisor from the
Planning Page of the
SQL Server Installation
Before performing the upgrade, it’s a good idea to install and run
Upgrade Advisor. Selecting the Install Upgrade Advisor option from
the SQL Server Installation Center’s Planning page will install Upgrade
Advisor on your system. After completing the installation, you can
run Upgrade Advisor, which will check your SQL Server system configuration and code. Upgrade Advisor will warn you about changes or
deprecated features that might affect your system upgrade. You can
optionally generate a report from Upgrade Advisor that you can use
to systematically address any potential upgrade problems.
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