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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Upgrading Using a Configuration File

If you need to upgrade multiple SQL Server 2012 instances, you’ll likely want to do so without having to run the Installation Center utility each time and manually select the same options over and over. Fortunately, you can run an upgrade via the Installation Center using a configuration file. Using a configuration file, you have a couple options for how you run the upgrade: using the Upgrade Wizard with options prefilled by the configuration file or as a fully automated and unattended installation from the command line. If you run using the GUI with the options prefilled by the configuration file, you have the opportunity to review and change options along the way as necessary.

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