Move Active Directory, Sharepoint, and Group Policy from 32 bit to 64 bit
Posted on 2009-04-18
I am using 32 bit Server 2008 Standard as a home network server. I currently have the 32 bit version installed and I want to use the 64 bit version. I have already set up AD, Group Policy, and Sharepoint (Used SQL Server Express). I want to be able to restore those once I have changed to 64 bit. I do not have another server to migrate to so this will be a fresh install and then I will restore these roles. I know this probably sounds like a waste of time, but I like doing this stuff. I haev found where to backup Group Policy and Sharepoint, but I do not see how to do Active Directory. Also, I have SQL Server developer edition and was wondering if you can install Sharepoint on that? If so, then will I be able to restore a Sharepoint DB made using 32 bit SQL Server Express to 64 Bit SQL Server Developer Edition. Thanks, and let me know if I need to provide any other information.