Upgrade or migrate from SQL Server 2005


Microsoft has stopped support for SQL server 2005 which implies that you will no longer receive security updates from Microsoft. It is highly recommended to upgrade to SQL server 2012 and later versions. You can either upgrade to later versions of SQL server or migrate from one version to another.

Steps to upgrade SQL server

Refer the document provided by Microsoft on steps to upgrade from SQL server 2005. Depending on your internal environment, an appropriate method for upgrading can be chosen.

Steps to migrate Desktop Central

Refer Desktop Central's document for migrating from SQL server 2005 to SQL server 2012 or later versions.