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Server 2008 32bit to 64 bit

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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?
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tigermattSite Reliability Engineer
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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.

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Tigermat:
It is the same server but it supports 64 bit as well.  Can I simply do upgrade? or still need a fresh install?
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