Solved

Server 2008 32bit to 64 bit

Posted on 2008-10-03
4
369 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi
I would want my server 2008 ent edition 32bit to be upgraded to 64bit.  Is there a way to export all Roles, features, which my existing 32bit server 2008 has on the new server 2008 64 bit?
0
Comment
Question by:amanzoor
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 58

Expert Comment

by:tigermatt
ID: 22636084
I assume you are migrating the 2008 Server to new hardware which supports 64-bit, rather than upgrading the present install on the same hardware?

In any case you cannot simply migrate every role you may have installed to different hardware. Some, such as Active Directory, DNS etc. can be migrated following a set procedure, and for others, you will find that it is more reliable if you simply reconfigure them from scratch.

-tigermatt
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:amanzoor
ID: 22637543
Tigermat:
It is the same server but it supports 64 bit as well.  Can I simply do upgrade? or still need a fresh install?
0
 
LVL 58

Assisted Solution

by:tigermatt
tigermatt earned 200 total points
ID: 22640142
Personally, since it is the same server, I would highly recommend you perform a clean install and re-load Windows Server from scratch. Otherwise, if you did upgrade, you will find that simple things about the x64 installation will not work properly after the upgrade - I can think of several as I am typing this.

So, yes, it would definitely be better if you reinstall.

-tigermatt
0
 
LVL 54

Accepted Solution

by:
McKnife earned 300 total points
ID: 22640833
Even if you wanted, an upgrade is not possible: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-AU/Help/41531554-d5ef-4f2c-8fb9-149bdc5c8a701033.mspx#EFF (same for 2008 server).
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Scenario:  You do full backups to a internal hard drive in either product (SBS or Server 2008).  All goes well for a very long time.  One day, backups begin to fail with a message that the disk is full.  Your disk contains many, many more backups th…
Background Information Recently I have fixed file server permission issues for one of my client. The client has 1800 users and one Windows Server 2008 R2 domain joined file server with 12 TB of data, 250+ shared folders and the folder structure i…
This tutorial will give a an overview on how to deploy remote agents in Backup Exec 2012 to new servers. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as connecting to a remote Back…
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application and how to execute it on the appropriate database. Log onto the server running the Backup Exec database. In a larger environment, this would generally be …

740 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question