Changes in supporting Microsoft SQL Servers

Posted on 14. Jun, 2012 by in Exact Globe Next, Exact Synergy

Exact’s system requirements follow Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy for those Microsoft products which are required for Exact Globe Next, Exact Synergy and Exact Synergy Enterprise. Consequently, with Exact Globe Next product update 404 and Exact Synergy product update 404, planned generally available as of July 2012, we will stop supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2000. As of Exact Globe Next product update 405, planned generally available as of October 2012, we will start supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

Additionally, as of Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 249, planned generally available as of July 2012, we will start supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

Please see below an overview of changes and implications per product line. Should you need additional information regarding Microsoft SQL Server lifecycle policy, please refer to this document.

Exact Globe customers

As of Exact Globe Next product update 404 and higher we will stop supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2000, so you are advised to upgrade your Microsoft SQL Server before updating Exact Globe Next. When updating to Exact Globe Next product update 404 or higher, a warning will be shown that Exact Globe Next doesn’t support Microsoft SQL Server 2000. Please note that when a user opens an Exact Globe Next company a check will be executed to detect the Microsoft SQL Server version. If the check detects the Microsoft SQL Server 2000, opening this company will not be possible.

In order to open companies in Exact Globe Next you are advised to update your Microsoft SQL Server to version 2005, 2008 or 2008R2. To be able to work with Exact Globe Next with extended functionality you need to update to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.

Please note that as of Exact Globe Next product update 405, planned generally available as per October 2012, we will start supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

If you participate in the Microsoft Software Assurance program, you are entitled to upgrade your Microsoft SQL Server free of charge. Please check Microsoft website for more information. If you use the desktop edition (MSDE) of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 you can download the Express Edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2008R2 free of charge. Please refer to this Microsoft page.

Please be advised to always backup your Exact administrations (databases) before updating.

 

Exact Synergy customers

As of Exact Synergy product update 404 and higher we will stop supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2000, so you are advised to upgrade your Microsoft SQL Server in advance before updating Exact Synergy. When updating to Exact Synergy product update 404 or higher, a warning will be shown that Exact Synergy doesn’t support Microsoft SQL Server 2000. Please note that when a user opens an Exact Synergy company a check will be executed to detect the Microsoft SQL Server version. If the check detects the Microsoft SQL Server 2000, opening this company will not be possible.

Please note that Exact Synergy will not support Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

Please be advised to always backup your Exact administrations (databases) before updating.

 

Exact Synergy Enterprise customers

As of Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 249 and higher we will start supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2012 in addition to the currently supported Microsoft SQL server versions (SQL Server 2008R2, SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2005).

Please be advised to always backup your Exact administrations (databases) before updating.

 

Changes summary 

Exact Globe PU 404 and higher stop supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2000
PU 405 and higher start supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Exact Synergy PU 404 and higher stop supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2000
Exact Synergy Enterprise PU 249 and higher start supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2012

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4 Responses to “Changes in supporting Microsoft SQL Servers”

  1. Exact User

    19. Jun, 2012

    Silly question but why don’t Exact support SQL2012 first before ceasing support of SQL2000??

    wouldn’t that be logical?

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  2. Agata Dyba - Dijkstra

    19. Jun, 2012

    Dear Exact User,

    The answer is actually Yes and No.
    Whereas, we’ve decided to align our products with regards to SQL 2000 as opposed to aligning ceasing SQL 2000 and supporting SQL 2012.

    Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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  3. AJ

    22. Mar, 2013

    does exact for windows run on ms server 2011 ?

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  4. Bert Siekmann

    22. Mar, 2013

    Dear AJ,

    Microsoft stopped supporting operating systems using 16 bit applications like Exact voor Windows. So we cannot support this combination. Windows 98 was the last OS supporting Exact for Windows.

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