A few days ago Microsoft announced RTM version of SQL Server 2019 finally and we are willing to install and use it on our business intelligence server.
We are already using Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Community Technology Preview 3.0 (CTP 3.0) so I gave it a shot to do in-place upgrade. However, Installation wizard detects CTP version and tries to install a new named instance. Obviously we don't want that.
I checked release notes but couldn't find anything about in-place upgrade support from CTP to RTM.
- Does anyone tried and succeed in-place upgrade from CTP to RTM version?
- Is 'Uninstalling CTP and Installing RTM' the only way?
- I tried both Version Upgrade and Edition Upgrade using Installer but both didn't help.
It looks like uninstalling CTP components and then installing brand new Enterprise RTM is the only and correct way to do this.