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Support for MS SQL Server 2005 will be discontinued as of product update 413 and 258

Written by Michiel van Rooijen on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

Exact’s system requirements follow Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy for those Microsoft products which are required for Exact Globe, Exact Synergy and Exact Synergy Enterprise.

Microsoft stops the support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 in April 2016. For the next product updates 412 and 257 (expected in the third quarter of 2016), we will still support Microsoft SQL Server 2005. As of product update 413 and 258 (expected in the first quarter of 2017) we will stop supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2005.

We expect to support Microsoft SQL Server 2016 from the first product updates of Exact Globe and Exact Synergy Enterprise after Microsoft SQL Server 2016 will be released.

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 the Microsoft website.

Exact Globe
As of Exact Globe product update 413 and higher we will stop supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2005, so you are advised to upgrade your Microsoft SQL Server before updating Exact Globe. When updating to Exact Globe product update 413 or higher, a warning will be shown that Exact Globe doesn’t support Microsoft SQL Server 2005.

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

Exact Synergy
As of Exact Synergy product update 413 and higher we will stop supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2005, so you are advised to upgrade your Microsoft SQL Server in advance before updating Exact Synergy.

Please note that Exact Synergy does not support Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or newer.

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

Exact Synergy Enterprise
As of Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 258 and higher we will stop supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2005, so you are advised to upgrade your Microsoft SQL Server in advance before updating Exact Synergy Enterprise.

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

Upgrading

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 Express edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 you can download the Express Edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2008R2/2012/2014 free of charge. For more information about installing Microsoft SQL Server, see document 25.091.921 on our customer portal.