SQL Server 2014 Upgrade Advisor

Running the SQL Server 2014 upgrade advisor is a good idea when say planning an in-place upgrade from a previous version of SQL Server.

To do this, run setup from the installation disc, go to planning, run install upgrade advisor.

You might get a pop up such as below, this is resolved by downloading and installing the SQL 2014 feature pack components from this link. Click here.


In-place upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2014

In some situations you might want to perform an in-place upgrade from say SQL 2008 R2 to SQL 2014, rather than a fresh installation.

First thing to do is to run the Install upgrade advisor, this can be sound by running the setup.exe in the SQL 2014 installation disk, selecting Install Upgrade Advisor from the planning menu.


You might get an error as shown below. To solve this, run/install components for SQL 2014 which can be found by clicking here.


After a restart, you should be able to run the install upgrade advisor, which will be accessible from Start/PRograms/SQL 2014/SQL Server 2014 Upgrade Advisor