Is there any way to upgade Windows 2000 to Windows 2008 on new hardware?

Posted on 2009-04-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a Windows 2000 domain controller that also is a file server.  I would like to move that domain to a new server running Windows 2008 64bit.  Is there a direct upgrade path to do this?  Should I stick with 2008 32bit?  Do I need to upgrade to 2003 first??
Question by:debbiez
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    Is it the only Domain Controller in the Domain ?
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    by:Chris Dent

    If it's moving to new hardware why not add the 2008 server as a DC in the current domain?

    Then you can test everything and move over in your own time before finally demoting the original server and decommissioning it.


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    Yes, only domain controller in the domain...
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    by:Darius Ghassem
    Why not do a migration to 2008 from 2000 on the new hardware. There really isn't a point to do a in place upgrade of 2000. Look over these steps maybe they will give you a little more information on the procedures Chris and I are suggesting.
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    There is no direct upgrade from any MS 32-bit OS to 64-bit.

    You can add a 64-bit DC to your existing domain and move data and apps, but you can't upgrade what you have inplace.


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