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Upgrading windows 2003 to windows 2008 in MOSS 2007 Farm RRS feed

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  • I have MOSS 2007 SP2 installed in windows 2003 SP2 32bit and need to uprade the windows 2003 SP2 to windows 2008 SP2 in existing environment.  I am not sure whether operating system can be upgraded in MOSS 2007 farm.I have googled and found that it can be upgraded on WSS 3.0(http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288690%28office.12%29.aspx) but not found anything about MOSS 2007 OS upgrade.

     

     1) Can i do inplace upgrade of windows 2003 to windows 2008 directly in already running MOSS 2007 farm without having any issues or do i need to do clean installation and then migrate data?

     2) What is the best approach to upgrade windows 2003 to windows 2008 in already running MOSS 2007 farm?

     3) Does Microsoft supports the inplace upgrade of windows 2003 to windows 2008 in already running MOSS 2007 farm?

     

    Thanks in Advance

     

     

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:58 PM

Answers

  • but clean installation and then migrate data is better millions of times and recommended


    Mai Omar | Senior Solutions Developer | ITEgyptCorp | Email: maio@ITegyptCorp.com | Blog: http://maiomar.itegyptcorp.com
    • Marked as answer by David HM Thursday, March 24, 2011 1:10 AM
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 1:40 PM

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  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 requires 64-bit processor.  I'm just assuming you are using a 32-bit architecture since you have 32-bit Windows Server installed.   If this is the case, you need to upgrade your hardware, so no inplace upgrade is possible for you.
    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 2:53 PM
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    Thanks for the Reply.

    Yes i am using a 32 bit processor and 32 bit windows server 2003. But Windows Server 2008 SP2 can be installed on 32-bit processor and it is not madatory to install it on 64-bit processor. This link here points out windows server 2008 sp2 can be installed on 32 bit processor.

    Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:13 AM
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    Thanks for the Reply.

    Yes i am using a 32 bit processor and 32 bit windows server 2003. But Windows Server 2008 SP2 can be installed on 32-bit processor and it is not madatory to install it on 64-bit processor. This link here points out windows server 2008 sp2 can be installed on 32 bit processor.


    My mistake.  I misread your original post and thought you were installing R2 which does require 64-bit. 

    Thursday, March 17, 2011 1:22 PM
  • but clean installation and then migrate data is better millions of times and recommended


    Mai Omar | Senior Solutions Developer | ITEgyptCorp | Email: maio@ITegyptCorp.com | Blog: http://maiomar.itegyptcorp.com
    • Marked as answer by David HM Thursday, March 24, 2011 1:10 AM
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 1:40 PM