Can’t Upgrade to SQL Server 2005

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Microsoft SQL Server 2000
SQL Server 2005
SQL Server upgrades
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
I am trying to upgrade a SQL Server 2000 SP4 standared edition running on 64bit Windows 2003 to SQL 2005. Since I am trying to upgrade, I am updating the Default instance. After selecting default instance, the wizard takes you to what components to upgrade; but the Database services is locked so it cannot be checke for upgrade. Details show the following message: Your upgrade is blocked because of edition upgrade rules. For more information about edition upgrades, see the Version and Edition Upgrades topic in SQL Server 2005 Setup Help or SQL Server 2005 Books Online. Any ideas on what can be done to prevent this problem?

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When upgrading from SQL 2000 to SQL 2005 you must follow the edition upgrade rule. The rule says that you must upgrade to the same edition or higher.

When upgrading SQL 2000 Standard, you must upgrade to SQL 2005 Standard or SQL 2005 Enterprise. This creates a problem with the SQL 2000 which is included with SBS. The SQL 2000 which came with SBS is SQL 2000 Standard, but the SQL 2005 which comes with SBS is the Workgroup edition which is a lower edition.

Are you sure you have Standard Edition installed? What edition are you trying to upgrade to?

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