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  • Just wondering, what are the best practices for upgrading a windows 2003 cluster to windows 2008 cluster?  
    Thanks Biswajit
    Thursday, August 12, 2010 1:39 PM

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  • You cannot "upgrade" a Windows 2003 cluster to Windows 2008 cluster. However, you can "migrate" a Windows 2003 cluster workload to a Windows 2008 cluster. You can find more details and links to a step-by-step guide here:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2008/08/28/8904281.aspx


    Visit my blog about multi-site clustering - http://msmvps.com/blogs/jtoner
    • Proposed as answer by JohnToner Thursday, August 12, 2010 3:21 PM
    • Marked as answer by bshwjt Friday, August 13, 2010 1:32 PM
    Thursday, August 12, 2010 3:21 PM

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  • You cannot "upgrade" a Windows 2003 cluster to Windows 2008 cluster. However, you can "migrate" a Windows 2003 cluster workload to a Windows 2008 cluster. You can find more details and links to a step-by-step guide here:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2008/08/28/8904281.aspx


    Visit my blog about multi-site clustering - http://msmvps.com/blogs/jtoner
    • Proposed as answer by JohnToner Thursday, August 12, 2010 3:21 PM
    • Marked as answer by bshwjt Friday, August 13, 2010 1:32 PM
    Thursday, August 12, 2010 3:21 PM
  • I'll also add that it depends what kind of workload. What's on your cluster?


    Allan Hirt Blog: http://www.sqlha.com/blog Author: Pro SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering (out now!)
    Thursday, August 12, 2010 7:48 PM