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SQL2000 to SQL2008 in-place upgrade failing

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I am trying to do an in place SQL 2000 to SQL 2008 upgrade but it keeps on failing when the feature selection appears. From what I can see the error stems from me trying to upgrade from 2000 Developer Edition to 2008 Enterprise Edition.

I need to overcome this problem. Ideas anyone, please?

Errors in the log

20010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Running Action: PostMsiTimingConfigAction
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: The object state property 'workflow' is null/empty.
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Error: Action "PostMsiTimingConfigAction" failed during execution.
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Completed Action: PostMsiTimingConfigAction, returned False
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Completed Action: ExecuteStandardTimingsWorkflow, returned True
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Running Action: ExecuteCloseWorkflow
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Workflow to execute: 'CLOSE'
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Skipping Action: ProduceStatusLogs
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Action is being skipped due to the following restrictions:
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Condition "Is the datastore flag /Scenario/GlobalFlags/AreProductFeaturesSupported set" did not pass as it returned false and true was expected.
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Running Action: FinalizeProgressStatus
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Completed Action: FinalizeProgressStatus, returned True
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Running Action: RebootMessageAction
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Completed Action: RebootMessageAction, returned True
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Skipping Action: FinishPage
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Action is being skipped due to the following restrictions:
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Condition "Is the user's scenario set to EditionUpgrade" did not pass as it returned false and true was expected.
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Skipping property RequireMode of class: StopAction
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Input of property will not be set due to the following failed restriction(s):
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Condition "Is the user's scenario set to ComponentUpdate" did not pass as it returned true and false was expected.
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Running Action: CloseUI
2010-11-24 14:44:20 Slp: Stop Action
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http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143393.aspx - you can upgrade to SQL 2008 Developer. And from there you can upgrade to SQL 2008 Enterprise.
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Well, I struggled to get hold of a Developers edition copy and tried to update it using Evaluation mode with the same effect. Same errors.
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Well, I struggled to get hold of a Developers edition copy and tried to update it using Evaluation mode with the same effect. Same errors.
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What errors did you get? Your alternative is to upgrade SQL 2000 dev to SQL 2000 Ent and then SQL 2008 Ent upgrade. Alternatively you can uninstall and install sql 2008 with same settings (pay attention to collation) and attach databases.
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I couldn't upgrade to 2008 Developer for some reason, so opted to upgrade to 2005 Developer first, then to 2008. That worked fine.
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