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

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??
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Is it the only Domain Controller in the Domain ?
Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

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.

debbiezAuthor Commented:
Yes, only domain controller in the domain...
Darius GhassemCommented:
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.

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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