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Steps to upgrade from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2 RRS feed

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  • When trying to upgrade my DPM 2010 machine from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2, my install hangs on the last step of the upgrade process (Transfering files...), is there a upgrade path that I need to be aware of?
    Tuesday, March 1, 2011 2:00 PM

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  • Thanks for everyone's help. I found the answer to my problem (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/windowsserver2008r2general/thread/c9ba66a1-1a84-471c-b203-603b7131d058)

    I suggest trying the following steps to troubleshoot the issue:

     

    1. Reboot your computer for the system to roll back to Windows Server 2008 OS.

    2. Navigate to Start, right click on Computer -> Properties -> Advanced Settings -> Environment Variables

    3. Under System Variables, click New and press ENTER.

    4. Type in the following variable information:

     

    Variable Name: MIG_UPGRADE_IGNORE_PLUGINS

    Variable value: IphlpsvcMigPlugin.dll

     

    5. Reboot your computer and restart Windows Server 2008 R2 installation process.

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

    • Edited by bakinnan Friday, March 4, 2011 1:24 PM typo
    • Marked as answer by bakinnan Friday, March 4, 2011 1:25 PM
    Friday, March 4, 2011 1:24 PM

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  • Hi!

    If you just have DPM on that server I would recomend that you reinstalled the server OS and did and restored the DPM database DPMDB. Upgrades from 2008 to 2008R2 can go very wrong.

     



    Check out my DPM blog @ http://robertanddpm.blogspot.com

    Tuesday, March 1, 2011 2:21 PM
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  • I don't understand what you are saying,  could you please elaborate?
    Tuesday, March 1, 2011 2:29 PM
  • Hello!
    I think Robert means that he recommends a fresh installation of 2008 R2 rather than upgrading 2008 on the DPM server.

    I've made a blog post about the steps needed to reinstall DPM. Not that much work really: http://www.scdpm.se/reinstall-dpm-2010/

    Good luck!

    Markus


    Markus Bölske, Lumagate. www.lumagate.se Blog: www.scdpm.se
    Friday, March 4, 2011 9:05 AM
  • Hello!
    I think Robert means that he recommends a fresh installation of 2008 R2 rather than upgrading 2008 on the DPM server.

    I've made a blog post about the steps needed to reinstall DPM. Not that much work really: http://www.scdpm.se/reinstall-dpm-2010/

    Good luck!

    Markus


    Markus Bölske, Lumagate. www.lumagate.se Blog: www.scdpm.se
    It is as simple as Markus said. Good instructions it should help a lot of people out.
    Friday, March 4, 2011 12:34 PM
  • When trying to upgrade my DPM 2010 machine from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2, my install hangs on the last step of the upgrade process (Transfering files...), is there a upgrade path that I need to be aware of?

    Sounds like you are trying to take the easy way out and you will regret it later on. Don’t be a bozo install R2 the right way. Use the R2 with SP1 integrated if you have an external storage device there are a ton of updated VSS related files that will save you time in the process.

    Brian

     

    Friday, March 4, 2011 12:41 PM
  • I don't understand what you are saying,  could you please elaborate?

    Sounds like you are trying to take the easy way out and you will regret it later on. Don’t be a bozo install R2 the right way. Use the R2 with SP1 integrated if you have an external storage device there are a ton of updated VSS related files that will save you time in the process.

    Brian

    Friday, March 4, 2011 12:41 PM
  • Thanks for everyone's help. I found the answer to my problem (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/windowsserver2008r2general/thread/c9ba66a1-1a84-471c-b203-603b7131d058)

    I suggest trying the following steps to troubleshoot the issue:

     

    1. Reboot your computer for the system to roll back to Windows Server 2008 OS.

    2. Navigate to Start, right click on Computer -> Properties -> Advanced Settings -> Environment Variables

    3. Under System Variables, click New and press ENTER.

    4. Type in the following variable information:

     

    Variable Name: MIG_UPGRADE_IGNORE_PLUGINS

    Variable value: IphlpsvcMigPlugin.dll

     

    5. Reboot your computer and restart Windows Server 2008 R2 installation process.

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

    • Edited by bakinnan Friday, March 4, 2011 1:24 PM typo
    • Marked as answer by bakinnan Friday, March 4, 2011 1:25 PM
    Friday, March 4, 2011 1:24 PM
  • Thanks for everyone's help. I found the answer to my problem (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/windowsserver2008r2general/thread/c9ba66a1-1a84-471c-b203-603b7131d058)

    I suggest trying the following steps to troubleshoot the issue:

     

    1. Reboot your computer for the system to roll back to Windows Server 2008 OS.

    2. Navigate to Start, right click on Computer -> Properties -> Advanced Settings -> Environment Variables

    3. Under System Variables, click New and press ENTER.

    4. Type in the following variable information:

     

    Variable Name: MIG_UPGRADE_IGNORE_PLUGINS

    Variable value: IphlpsvcMigPlugin.dll

     

    5. Reboot your computer and restart Windows Server 2008 R2 installation process.

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT


    You are a retard!!!
    • Proposed as answer by Brian James Friday, March 4, 2011 5:59 PM
    Friday, March 4, 2011 5:59 PM