Upgrade: SQL 2005 on Windows server 2003 to SQL 2012
Environment: Windows 2003 R2 , SQL Server 2005, SSRS 2005
The fact is, SQL Server 2012 is not supported in Windows Server 2003. While we attempt to do so, we will always end up with an error message as in screenshots.
|Test Server configuration|
|Error Message blocking further installation|
How ever, we have many workarounds. One like,Upgrade your Windows server and then upgrade your SQL Server.... Oouch...! (is a very painful task thereafter).
The cool way is migrate to a new server ;-)