SQL server upgrade


In my windows server 2008 R2. I will install and configure SQL server 2014 license. can it be done?

in my windows server 2008 R2. I've got an existing SQL server 2008 R2 express then I will upgrade it to SQL server 2014 license. can it be done?

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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
I'm not sure if you can upgrade an Express Edition.
Why just not install the MSSQL 2014 instance and then only migrate the databases from Express to the 2014 instance?

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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
It is never recommended to upgrade existing SQL instances.  My recommendation would be to backup your databases, uninstall SQL 2008, install 2014 and restore your databases.

Also note that you can install SQL servers side-by-side on the same server if you really have to.  Refer to link below:

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