Instance to Upgrade

Use the Instance to Upgrade page of the SQL Server Installation Wizard to specify the instance of SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005 that you would like to upgrade to SQL Server 2008.


Use the radio buttons to specify whether to upgrade the instance of SQL Server and its shared components, or to upgrade only the shared components. Shared components in this SQL Server release are the following:

  • Integration Services 

  • SQL Server Browser

  • SQL Server Active Directory Helper

  • SQL Writer

For information about supported upgrade scenarios and upgrade known issues, see Version and Edition Upgrades.