The SQL Server Upgrade Wizard requires the selection of a scripting code page, which is used to create the upgrade scripts. When the Code Page Selection screen appears in the Upgrade Wizard, most users can accept the default code page, which is the code page recorded in the master database.
In some cases, the actual code page used for a Microsoft® SQL Server™ 6.5 installation differs from the code page recorded in the master database. If you know that the actual code page is different from the recorded code page, select the actual code page in the list on the Code Page Selection screen.
Caution If you choose a scripting code page other than the default, do not upgrade replication settings. If the server is involved in replication, reconfigure the replication settings after the upgrade is complete.
The enhancements to collation settings in SQL Server 2000 do not apply directly to this selection of a code page for the SQL Server 6.5 upgrade. For more information about collation enhancements, see Collations.