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SBS 2003 BPA Preparation for Migration to SBS 2011

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Guys,

I'm prepping a SBS 2003 server ready for migration to SBS 2011.

I have dematzer, MPECS and MS guides, and am working my way through.

Currently at the SBS 2003 BPA stage, I have an informational error;

Default Instance is not SQL Server 2000 SP4

I've been reading various articles etc, regarding MSDE SP4 and SQL SP4 and I'm confused now as to the correct steps to take.

I've already re-installed SBS 2003 SP1 (the error regarding default instance was occurring before this was re-installed) in order to correct a DNS registration issue, the BPA states to re-install SBS 2003 SP1 which has been completed.

Any advice would be great - as I can move this one on then - thanks.
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Have resolved this - the confusion appears to arise from I was expecting the default SQL instance to be a MSDE variant of SQL 2000 and so despite various attempts to install the MSDE SP4 using the command

setup /upgradesp sqlrun /l*v C:\mssql.log

This would fail stating that there was no MSDE product installed.

However, I eventually downloaded the SQL 2000 SP4 from MS, extracted and ran this against the default install which has now completed successfully - and the BPA error has now gone.

I'm assuming that this was SQL 2000 SP4 (proper) as this is a premium sbs 2003 and not a standard.

Anyway issue is resolved now - hopefully this may help someone else in the future.
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Is the database you are running on  SQL2000 business critical or some old left over legacy program?
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The resolution was found in the end through trial and error really.
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