In-Place upgrading 2003 DC (non-PDC) with WSUS 3.0sp2 to 2008R2 w/ WSUS. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello folks, is it possible and if so what is the general procedure for upgrading a 2003 DC with WSUS installed on it (3.0sp2) to 2008R2? Do I need to move the WSUS installation before the upgrade or will the 2008R2 setup pick that up and just roll it right up with the OS?


    Tuesday, June 9, 2015 7:40 PM


  • I can't really find any documentation behind it but as long as the wsus 3.0 sp2 builds match up it should work but just to be safe make an export of the metadata and keep it on a share outside of your server. worst case it will re-download the actual update files but your approvals will be retain in the export file

    a database backup would not hurt either

    remember that 2003 has to be x64 with SP2 to upgrade to 2008 R2

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 7:15 PM