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2008 Upgrade [message #388304] Wed, 10 February 2010 02:32 Go to next message
Venkat  is currently offline Venkat  China
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Can Windows Server 2003 SP1 (32/64-bit) be in-place upgraded to Windows
Server 2008/2008R2? or is Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 a minimum requirement
for upgrading.

Can we upgrade Windows Server 2003 SP2 to 2008/2008r2?
Re: 2008 Upgrade [message #388326 is a reply to message #388304] Wed, 10 February 2010 03:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
meiweb  is currently offline meiweb  Germany
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Hello Venkat,

SP2 isn't a requirement but you should always have the latest SP and patches
installed. Also you can NOT inplace upgrade to Windows servre 2008 R2 as
this is only available in 64bit OS. 32bit OS cannot be in-place upgraded
to 64bit OS.

Additional i prefer a fresh install especially when the OS architecture has
a major change as from Windows Server 2003 to Windows servre 2008.

See here for upgrading to Windows server 2008 / 2008 R2:
http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/archive/2010/02/10/upgrading- an-active-directory-domain-from-windows-server-2003-to-windo ws-server-2008-or-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> Can Windows Server 2003 SP1 (32/64-bit) be in-place upgraded to
> Windows Server 2008/2008R2? or is Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 a minimum
> requirement for upgrading.
>
> Can we upgrade Windows Server 2003 SP2 to 2008/2008r2?
>
Re: 2008 Upgrade [message #388380 is a reply to message #388304] Wed, 10 February 2010 05:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jorge Silva  is currently offline Jorge Silva
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Hi
> Can Windows Server 2003 SP1 (32/64-bit) be in-place upgraded to Windows
> Server 2008/2008R2? or is Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 a minimum requirement
> for upgrading.

Check:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948070

Avoid upgrades if you can, do a cleant install if possible.

> Can we upgrade Windows Server 2003 SP2 to 2008/2008r2?

Yes.
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I hope that the information above helps you.
Have a Nice day.

Jorge Silva
MVP Directory Services

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"Venkat" <Venkat@live.com> wrote in message
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> Can Windows Server 2003 SP1 (32/64-bit) be in-place upgraded to Windows
> Server 2008/2008R2? or is Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 a minimum requirement
> for upgrading.
>
> Can we upgrade Windows Server 2003 SP2 to 2008/2008r2?
>
Re: 2008 Upgrade [message #388391 is a reply to message #388304] Wed, 10 February 2010 06:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pbbergs  is currently offline pbbergs  United States
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If you have a 64 bit machine you can upgrade to 2008 R2 otherwise 2008 is
your only option, there is no sp level requirement. Starting with 2008, all
future server releases will only be released as 64 bit o/s's. With that
said I would strongly suggest to you to do a fresh install, making sure to
leave at least 50 gb for your systems partition.

--
Paul Bergson
MVP - Directory Services
MCTS, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, Security+, BS CSci
2008, 2003, 2000 (Early Achiever), NT4
Microsoft's Thrive IT Pro of the Month - June 2009

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"Venkat" <Venkat@live.com> wrote in message
news:u3yMYPjqKHA.5736@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> Can Windows Server 2003 SP1 (32/64-bit) be in-place upgraded to Windows
> Server 2008/2008R2? or is Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 a minimum requirement
> for upgrading.
>
> Can we upgrade Windows Server 2003 SP2 to 2008/2008r2?
>
Re: 2008 Upgrade [message #388393 is a reply to message #388391] Wed, 10 February 2010 06:37 Go to previous message
pbbergs  is currently offline pbbergs  United States
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I should have stated:
Starting with 2008 R2, all future server releases will only be 64 bits.

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MVP - Directory Services
MCTS, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, Security+, BS CSci
2008, 2003, 2000 (Early Achiever), NT4
Microsoft's Thrive IT Pro of the Month - June 2009

http://www.pbbergs.com

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"Paul Bergson [MVP-DS]" <pbbergs@no_spammsn.com> wrote in message
news:OwPh6PlqKHA.5896@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> If you have a 64 bit machine you can upgrade to 2008 R2 otherwise 2008 is
> your only option, there is no sp level requirement. Starting with 2008,
> all future server releases will only be released as 64 bit o/s's. With
> that said I would strongly suggest to you to do a fresh install, making
> sure to leave at least 50 gb for your systems partition.
>
> --
> Paul Bergson
> MVP - Directory Services
> MCTS, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, Security+, BS CSci
> 2008, 2003, 2000 (Early Achiever), NT4
> Microsoft's Thrive IT Pro of the Month - June 2009
>
> http://www.pbbergs.com
>
> Please no e-mails, any questions should be posted in the NewsGroup This
> posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
>
> "Venkat" <Venkat@live.com> wrote in message
> news:u3yMYPjqKHA.5736@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> Can Windows Server 2003 SP1 (32/64-bit) be in-place upgraded to Windows
>> Server 2008/2008R2? or is Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 a minimum
>> requirement for upgrading.
>>
>> Can we upgrade Windows Server 2003 SP2 to 2008/2008r2?
>>
>
>
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