Update SQL Server – Networked Server

As of January 1, 2016 the Center for Technology & Training (CTT) can no longer support SQL Server 2005 (all versions including Express and Enterprise) as a result of Microsoft’s decision to terminate support for it.  It is recommended that customers using SQL Server 2005 (all versions including express and enterprise) install the latest supported version, SQL Server 2014. The CTT is continuing support for SQL Server versions: 2008, 2008R2, 2012, and 2014. For help locating your SQL Server version, review the Locate SQL Server Version documentation.

The CTT has created an SQL Update installer which updates SQL 2005 to SQL 2012. Alternatively, the CTT provides both 64 bit and 32 bit SQL Server Express installers for versions 2008R2, 2012, and 2014.

Agencies running Roadsoft or MERL databases using purchased versions of SQL Server (Enterprise, Business Intelligence, Standard, etc.) should contact their office technical support for SQL Server update assistance.


See Understand the Need for SQL Server for more information on why the SQL Server application is a necessity.

Update SQL Server Express – Networked Server

Write permission on the server is required to perform these actions.

For installations of SQL Server Express on a networked server, download and install the SQL Express Update.

1.       Navigate to either the Roadsoft SQL Express Downloads page or the MERL Downloads page (installer is the same).

2.       Download and run the SQL Express Update installer to the server.

3.       When the InstallAware Wizard opens, follow the prompts by selecting the Next button (no modifications are needed, simply allow all installation defaults).

4.       Select Finish when the InstallAware Wizard indicates completion.

5.       Complete the steps in the Roadsoft Set Up SQL Express Sharing or MERL Set Up Express Sharing instructions.