MS POS 2.0 Upgrade



Does anyone know when people with maintenance plans will begin receiving the

Also, does the upgrade include Office Accounting 2007 or is it just the full
version? I have been waiting to purchase my copy until I know whether or not
POS 2.0 comes with it.





Our locations began receiving disks and licenses last Friday.

There is no reference to Office Accounting in any of our materials or

Here's the readme.txt body from the 2.0 install CD:


Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS) 2.0
Store Operations Readme File
November 2006
© 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

This file provides information that supplements the product

How to Use This Document

To view the Readme file on-screen in Windows Notepad
1. Maximize the Notepad window.
2. On the Format menu, click Word Wrap (unless it is already

To print the Readme file
On the File menu, click Print.


1.1 Payment Processing Software
1.2 Ugrading from Retail Management System 1.2 and 1.3
1.3 Upgrading to Windows Vista
1.4 SQL Server Service Pack Updates

2.1 Defining Database Server Information
2.2 Using OPOS-compatible Hardware

3.1 Modifying an Installation
3.2 Connecting to the Database Server
3.3 Creating Databases after Upgrading MSDE 2000 to SQL Server 2005
3.4 Microsoft Product Support Services



For installation instructions, see the Store Operations Getting
Started Guide. A printed copy of the guide is included in your Store
Operations package, and an electronic copy is available in .pdf format
in the \SO folder on your CD.

If you are running a previous version of Microsoft Retail Management
System, you should back up your store database before upgrading to
Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS).

1.1 Payment Processing Software

If you are using electronic draft capture (EDC) payment processing
software for processing credit and debit card transactions, settle
transactions before upgrading to this release.

1.2 Upgrading from Retail Management System 1.2 and 1.3

All computers in the store must be running the same release of
Microsoft Dynamics RMS.

Microsoft strongly recommends making a backup of your database prior
to upgrading.

The upgrade process uninstalls the existing application and all its
files before installing the 2.0 release. This means that any files in
your install folders that have the same names as files in the new
release will be overwritten. If you have customized any of the default
files -- such as receipt templates, report templates, the HTML status
bar, or the built-in store logo files -- you should back up those
files and save them to another location. After the upgrade is
complete, you can then copy your customized files back into the
install folders and resume using them.

1.3 Upgrading to Windows Vista

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 is not supported on Windows Vista. For this
reason, you must upgrade SQL Server 2000, including MSDE 2000, to SQL
Server 2005 *before* you upgrade your operating system to Windows
Vista. For more information, see the article "SQL Server 2000
(including MSDE 2000) on Windows Vista FAQ," located at

For information about special considerations for manual upgrades to
SQL Server 2005, see section 3.3 below.

1.4 SQL Server Service Pack Updates

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SQL Server Express) with
Service Pack 1 (SP1) is included with Microsoft Dynamics RMS. If you
prefer, you can use an existing instance of SQL Server. Be sure to
download and install the latest service pack for your edition of SQL
Server. For more information, see these Microsoft Web sites: and

Note: There are special considerations if you upgraded a named
instance of SQL Server 2000 Desktop Edition (MSDE 2000) to SQL Server
Express. For more information, see section 3.3 below.



2.1 Defining Database Server Information

In Store Operations Administrator, use the Configuration command on
the File menu to define the database server name and access password
that Store Operations Manager and POS will use to connect to your
database server.

Refer to the Store Operations Getting Started Guide or Store
Operations Administrator Online Help for information on how to set up
and use the Store Operations database.

2.2 Using OPOS-compatible Hardware

Store Operations supports OPOS. If you are using OPOS-compatible
hardware, you should obtain the applicable OPOS service objects from
your hardware manufacturer and install them on each POS station prior
to installing Store Operations.



3.1 Modifying an Installation

On very rare occasions, Windows Installer may prompt for the original
installation media when removing or modifying an installation of
Microsoft Dynamics RMS. This is caused by the Windows Installer
needing to re-cache the product's installer package. If this occurs,
locate and insert the CD containing the release you are trying to
remove or modify, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

3.2 Connecting to the Database Server

If you have problems connecting to SQL Server on another machine on
the network, make sure that you are using the same network library on
both the server and client machines. For more information, see "Before
using Store Operations Administrator" in Store Operations
Administrator Online Help.

3.3 Creating Databases after Upgrading to SQL Server Express

If you encounter errors when creating new databases, they might be
caused by a known issue with the manual upgrade from MSDE 2000 to SQL
Server Express. This issue only applies to you if all of these
statements are true:
* You upgraded MSDE to the original (non-Service Pack) release of SQL
Server Express.
* You selected SQL authentication during the upgrade to SQL Server
* You chose to skip the SQL Server installation during installation
of Microsoft Dynamics RMS.
* You are using a named instance.

In order to create Microsoft Dynamics RMS databases, you will need to
uninstall and then reinstall Microsoft Dynamics RMS. In the
Installation Wizard, do NOT skip SQL Server installation. Instead,
allow the wizard to set up an instance of SQL Server Express that will
be used by Microsoft Dynamics RMS.

When the upgrade is handled by the Microsoft Dynamics RMS Installation
Wizard, a named instance is left alone and a new unnamed default
instance of SQL Server Express is created for use by Microsoft
Dynamics RMS. An unnamed instance is upgraded to SQL Server Express.

By default, the instance of SQL Server Express that is installed with
Microsoft Dynamics RMS will run in Compatibility Mode Level 80.
Microsoft does not recommend changing this setting.

3.4 Microsoft Product Support Services

You can find technical support for Microsoft Dynamics RMS at the
product support Web site,


I don't know when it will be shipped out, but users on maintenance will
receive Office Accounting Pro 2007 for free as well.


I just received my upgrade but I did not get any Office Accounting software.

My second upgrade CD will arrive on March 2nd (according to MS)



Jeff Blucher [MSFT]

I stand corrected. The upgrade does not include OA 2007. I apologize for
the misunderstanding.

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