Note: A database that is created using SQL Express cannot be attached to a SQL Server 2000 instance. You must use a SQL Server 2005 Standard or Enterprise version if creating the database using SQL Express. If you want to use a SQL Server 2000 instance, download and create the database using MSDE.

  1. Create the new database on the Blackbaud Management Console with the MSDE version of SQL Server that is installed with The Financial Edge 7.2
  2. Detach the database from the Blackbaud Management Console
  3. Re-attach the newly created database through the Blackbaud Management Console, choosing the Select another SQL Server instance option during the setup wizard. Select the SQL Server instance for the Standard or Enterprise version running on the server.