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How to upgrade SQL Server clusters to Windows Server 2003
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This article lists the steps that you must follow to upgrade an existing Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) running Microsoft SQL Server 2000 to Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
To upgrade an existing Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) cluster that contains a pre-SQL Server 2000 virtual server to a clustered Windows Server 2003 Enterprise/Datacenter or Datacenter LE Server configuration, follow these steps:
WARNING: If you continue with the installation or the upgrade of a pre-SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3 installation on Windows Server 2003, unexpected results may occur and you will have a SQL Server configuration that is no longer supportable. Failures of SQL Server services will not be recoverable. If failures occur with the SQL Server engine, restoration of data from a previous backup to a supported solution will be the only supported option.
If you have already upgraded to a non-supported configuration, Microsoft recommends that you do one of the following:
For additional information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/329329/EN-US/ )PRB: Windows Server 2003 Support for SQL Server 2000
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810391/EN-US/ )INF: SQL Server 7.0, 6.5 and MSDE 1.0 Support on Windows Server 2003
Article ID: 313037 - Last Review: April 7, 2006 - Revision: 5.5