How to upgrade a SQL Express Database to SQL Server Workgroup or Standard


I have a website that was originally developed using a SQL Express database in the App_Data folder. Now I need to take upgrade it, without loosing any data, to SQL Server 2005 Workgroup or Standard.

Is there a guide on how to properly upgrade by Microsoft or another source?

Best Solution

When installing Workgroup or Standard it will upgrade the database server and the databases at the same time. Make sure you have a backup of your database (just in case). You can always backup the database and restore it to Workgroup or Standard as well.

Here's a guide: