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SQL 2008 to SQL 2014 upgrade.

We are running SQL 2008 on two Windows servers; i.e. 2008 and 2012. We are after a tool which we can run and see which DBs are used for which application? and what compatibility issues we have to consider during upgrade.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
The very first assessment I would do is a Microsoft Data Migration Assistant Report. It will highlight any compatibility issues
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53595
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
just double check to see if you have read this official, comprehensive upgrade guide for SQL 2014.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143393(v=sql.120).aspx
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LeoAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Any more tools to get customized reports?
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
We are after a tool which we can run and see which DBs are used for which application?
There's no such tool. What you can do is to Audit the SQL Server databases and hope that when an application is connecting to a database, it sends the application name.
Open a SSMS query window and run the following command:
EXEC sp_who2

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This will return all current connections to the SQL Server instance and you can check if there's any data in the ProgramName column. But this information is provided by the application that's connecting to the database and some programs just leave it empty.
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LeoAuthor Commented:
Thanks that helped, is there a way to discover all SQL servers and databases in a network? means any tool to run a scan which list SQL servers and databases on them?
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
All valid inputs
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