Upgrading SQL Express Edition 2012 to Standard 2014 RRS feed

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  • Hi there, 

    We originally installed our main system database with SQL Express 2012, but now we find that we need to upgrade to Standard. Is it possible to upgrade this in-place or will it involve removing SQL Express and then installing SQL Standard and reconfiguring everything.. 



    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:38 AM


  • Yes it is possible to do an inplace upgrade from SQL 2012 Express to SQL 2014 Standard.

    Regards, Ashwin Menon My Blog - http:\\sqllearnings.com

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:47 AM
  • Yes it is very much possible as Ashwin noted. Just make sure SQL Server 2012 express is at Sp1 before you perform inplace upgrade from SS 2012 express to SS 2014 standard.

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    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:05 AM

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