Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrade Advisor Download
If you plan to upgrade to MS SQL Server 2008 R2, you should better choose Install Upgrade Advisor first.
After downloading and installing Upgrade Advisor, you can run SQL Server Upgrade Advisor.
Running SQL2008 R2 Upgrade Advisor will enable administrators to see if the current SQL Server instances will experience problems related with SQL Server 2008 R2 upgrade.
When you run Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrade Advisor, the advisor application will analyze all installed instances of MS SQL Server like SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 instances.
And will try to find out issues that may effect and block the upgrade to MS SQL Server 2008 R2.
It is a good feature of the application that SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrade Advisor has a documentation guide which will guide and direct you to the online resources describing the solution of each identified issue forming a risk for upgdate.
SQL Server administrators and sql developers can free download SQL Server Upgrade Advisor from Microsoft Downloads.
If you follow the download link for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Feature Pack administrators will see that the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrade Advisor is a seperate download within the Feature Pack.
The download size of the Upgrade Advisor is very small and changes between 3.5 MB to 7 MB in .msi installer file format.
Download SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrade Advisor for X86 architecture with SQLUA.msi of size 3,690 KB
Download SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrade Advisor for X64 architecture with SQLUA.msi of size 4,764 KB
Download SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrade Advisor for IA64 architecture with SQLUA.msi of size 7,178 KB
If you are looking for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Advisor download, please refer to Microsoft Downloads.