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I am supporting an older lagacy Medical Database program called "StolaSystem" version 2.1 that runs on Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server 2000 and SQL 2005 (I cant recall if its supported on 2005). Its currently running on an older Dell Server that we want to retire. I have a freshly rebuilt Windows Server 2003 with SQL 2005 ready to have Stolas installed.

The problem is the fact the company doesnt want to it support anymore. Their trying to get us to update to their newer software. The StolaSystem software works fine. They want us to purchase a full year contract for over $3000. They wont provide hourly support which we were willing to do so.

We're looking for someone who's familiar with Stolas to help reinstall the Stolas program onto SQL. I originally installed it and am sure once I get going, I'll recall the steps. I have all the original documentation. Just need additional re-assurance
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by:MikeWalsh
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Hi Agieryic -

If you provide more details around any questions you have on the SQL Server side of things I am sure you will likely get some assistance from experts.

I am not familiar wit hthe StolaSystem software package but am able to offer SQL assistance here as I can. I would suggest going through the documentation and attempting the reinstall and then using a site like Experts-Exchange to bounce specific questions about any bumps in the road.

Are you still running on your old version so this can be a parallel setup and you can test the results? If so, that should at least help to alleviate some of the concern.
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Yes, I am still running on the older server. However, to keep the database the same, I have to take the other server of line so that it doesnt interfere with the SQL database name. The name needs to remain the same. thanks for you input
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Could you at least do a trial run with a new DB Server Name and test things out?
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My mistake, the server name has to be the same. the database name can be changed. Im not sure how changing the server name affects the database server.
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I guess what I was asking is can you do a dry run? With the server named something different, do the install, test it and work out any issues you bump into?

Then either rename the server (SQL can handle this as long as you do a few things see here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/257716 look down to question 28) or wipe it down and reinstall with the new server name using a checklist you built from the dry run? Take the old server offline while you do it so you don't have any conflicts, etc. But keep the machine around for a couple weeks in case you run into issues.
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Good feedback and recomendations. I hav'nt gone onsite to start the process but I will soon following these recomendations. I'll then provide feedback
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