upgrade sqlserver 6.5 to 2000 hangs during preparing sql-dmo

upgrade sqlserver 6.5 to 2000 hangs during preparing sql-dmo

Post by Robert Groeneman » Wed, 23 Apr 2003 13:56:15


We are trying to upgrade a SQLServer 6.5 to SQLServer 2000
using the Upgrade Wizard.

Though, the process hangs during the first steps "Preparing SQL-DMO for
No errors are produced and server is running now for over 90 hours at
The SQLSERVR.EXE is responsible for this load.

We tried the same process on a test database without any problems.
Has anybody experienced similar problems?
Has anybody a remedie against this behaviour?

Robert Groenemans
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Hi I'm trying to upgrade a client from SQL Server 6.5 to SQL 2000 (two
separate machines) and I get the following error during the "Export
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ERROR: Couldn't connect to the ADMIN$ share on the export machine.
Verify that the MSSQLServer service uses a NT DOMAIN account that is
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We verified that the MSSQLSERVER service is logging in as a domain
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Next thing we will try is setting up a new NT4 box, installing SQL 6.5
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One odd thing about all this is that we ran a test upgrade that worked
just fine! Only upon trying to convert again have we had problems.

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