Upgrade from Standard R2 64 bit to Enterprise R2 64 bit

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by johnisccp, May 16, 2008.

  1. johnisccp

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    I have a server that is currently running Windows 2003 Standard R2 64 bit. I
    need to upgrade it to Windows 2003 Enterprise R2 64 bit. Can I do a direct
    upgrade? Is there any documents that explain how to do this or what caveat
    is found?

    Thanks
    johnisccp, May 16, 2008
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  2. You can do a straight upgrade. see:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/whyupgrade/supportedpaths.mspx

    Personally, I would demote it if it's currently a domain controller. And
    you'll need to reapply service packs and updates after you're done.

    (note: if it's the _only_ domain controller in your domain, then demoting it
    is not recommended, obviously. And if it contains any of the FSMO roles,
    you'll want to move those off first. Also make sure it's not the only global
    catalog server.)

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel


    "johnisccp" <> wrote in message
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    >I have a server that is currently running Windows 2003 Standard R2 64 bit.
    >I
    > need to upgrade it to Windows 2003 Enterprise R2 64 bit. Can I do a
    > direct
    > upgrade? Is there any documents that explain how to do this or what
    > caveat
    > is found?
    >
    > Thanks
    Charlie Russel - MVP, May 16, 2008
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