This document discusses the step-by-step instructions on upgrading the legacy MSDE 2000 database to SQL 2005 Express Edition SP2/SP3 specifically for PatchLink Update Server v6.3. This document assumes that the PatchLink Administrator has already upgraded their existing version of Update Server v6.2 to v6.3 and is planning to upgrade the database engine from MSDE 2000 to SQL 2005 Express.
Note: The Update Server v6.3 Installer is designed to install a new version of Update Server v6.3 with SQL 2005 Express and will upgrade the existing Update Server but will not upgrade the existing database. PatchLink Administrators who already purchased a license copy of SQL Server 2000 can use this version with Update Server v6.3 for upgrades only. PatchLink Administrators who are using MSDE 2000 should reconsider upgrading to SQL 2005 Express.
Applies To: PatchLink Update Server v6.3