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Nov 26, 2009 at 10:18 AM

Hardware migration Non-Unicode source system to Unicode Target system



I am in the middle of a hardware migration of my Production CRM 5.0 (WAS 7.0) system. The current production system is non-Unicode. The migration path I have chosen is to install a new CRM 5.0 system on the new hardware and perform a database copy by means of detach/attach.

I have performed this type of migration several times and know the process quite well.

My issue is around Unicode/Non-Unicode. The new CRM 5.0 system has been installed using CRM 5.0 SR3 software and as a result is a Unicode system. When I perform the detach/attach of the live database will this automatically turn the new system into non-Unicode? I will also be changing the Kernel to non-Unicode.

I am aware of a couple of DLLu2019s in the system32 folder such as LIBRFC32.DLL

My platform is x64 Windows 2003Enterprise with SQL2005 DB.

Has anyone performed such a migration before and if so know of any issues?