Is SQL Server Upgrade Advisor worth using?

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SQL Server 2000
SQL Server 2005
SQL Server Upgrade Advisor
SQL Server upgrades
We are undertaking a technical study/risk evaluation as to whether to upgrade a substantial SQL Server database from 2000 to 2005. Is the Upgrade Advisor tool of significant benefit it assisting us with the risk evaluation? Nobody in our company has used this tool as yet, so any advice will be gratefully accepted.

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Yes it is. It can be very useful in identifying problems that come up. It should be one of the pieces you use when doing your upgrade project. It should be used in conjunction with testing in Dev and QA as it won’t catch everything.

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