Before running the Upgrade Advisor, you must first install it. The easiest way to install the Upgrade Advisor is to start the SQL Server 2012 Installer. On the Installer Landing page is an option to install the Upgrade Advisor (see Figure 9.3). Alternatively, the Upgrade Advisor is available in the
Servers\redist\Upgrade Advisor folder of the SQL Server installation media or from the Microsoft Download Center. The Upgrade Advisor has the following system requirements:
Windows Vista SP1 or SP2, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Installer beginning with version 4.5 (required by the .NET Framework; you can ...