How good is Long horn comparing to Windows 2003 Enterprise edition

Posted on 2007-10-18
Last Modified: 2010-03-05

I have been using Windows 2003 Ent version from many years.I am planning to upgrade to Long Horm (Win 2008).Is it worth it upgrading or will i fall into any issues.
And one more Q...Can we upgrade the existing Windows 2003 to Long horn.

Question by:bsharath
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    Should you upgrade?  That all depends on your needs.

    A good rule of thumb would be to look at the new feature and decided if 2008 is worth it.   For example, do you need a minimal install that a Core install can provide?  Do you run a domain environment and feel you would benefit from a read only DC (such as in a remote office)?  I could be wrong, but I believe 2008 is suppose to a lot better for virtualization if that is the route you are wishing to go.

    Basically, if everything works how you want and you will not benefit any from an upgrade then it the cost (time and money) may not be worth it for you.

    as for you second questions, I would never recommend upgrading an OS.  Even if you can do an upgrade, I would ALWAYS (can't stress this enough) do a complete install.

    I hope this helps (sorry, there is not clear cut answer for a question like this).

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