Upgrade to SQL Server 2012

You can upgrade instances of, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, or SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2012. Before running SQL Server Setup to upgrade to SQL Server 2012, review the following topics about the upgrade process.



Supported Version and Edition Upgrades

Documents supported upgrade paths to SQL Server 2012.

Use Upgrade Advisor to Prepare for Upgrades

Describes Upgrade Advisor, a tool that analyzes instances of SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, and SQL Server 2008 R2 to identify known upgrade issues.

Use the Distributed Replay Utility to Prepare for Upgrades

Introduces the Distributed Replay Utility and describes how you can use it to prepare for an upgrade of SQL Server.

Upgrade How-to Topics

Provides links to procedural topics for upgrading to SQL Server 2012.