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Upgraded SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008, but it still reports 2005


Upgraded SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008, but it still reports 2005

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JimS-Indy
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I upgraded my SS2k5 instance to SS2k8 using the standard upgrade process from MS, but the instance still shows as ss2k5. I don't understand.

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Did the upgrade succeed? Did you upgrade the database engine or just the client tools? Are you looking at the right instance?

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All good questions. I believe I upgraded the engine and the tools. I can't post images here very well, so I'm a little challenged. I already had SSMS2k8 installed. I think I just figured out how to attach an image. The two images attached show SSMS and the Programs Utility for the MS Server 2008 server. What else can I show?

Is it possible that SSMS is forcing a compatibility level, or has the upgrade utility done that? I don't need it. My stuff is quite compatible with SS2k8.

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No, that's not a compat level. I suspect you're connecting to the wrong instance, the services shows a SQL 2005 instance as well as the SQL 2008.

Did you install a named instance instead of upgrading the default instance? That's what it looks like.

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I agree, that's what it looks like, but I can't seem to find the named instance. How would I find it?

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Start with SQL Server Configuration manager, or in management studio (the 2008 one) check registered servers.

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Capture file 3 shows a T-SQL script that should show all instances on a given machine. I also ran a C# program designed to do the same thing...no joy. Just the one instance. Maybe rerun the installation?

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Check SQL Server Configuration Manager. The screen shot of installed programs shows 2 SQL installations, one 2005, one 2008 R2.

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open a cmd prompt on the machine and post the output of


NET START



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See Capture 4

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