Windows server 2008 upgrade

Good day experts.
i have a server that runs windows 2003 server ent.
i need to upgrade that server to w2k8 but i cant loose things and app in the server.
by using the disk will this giveme the option to upgrade and keep current settings ?
or it will make a clean copy ?

or jus simply there is a setup that will make the upgrade ?

thanks for your help
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Greetings Nick.  According to this article, you would need to use Windows 2008 Ent. edition to do an "upgrade".
Darius GhassemCommented:
Well dependin what version of 2008 Server you are going too. Windows 2008 Server R2 is only a 64-bit install so you would have to do a clean install if you are were moving to this version you were running 32-bit currently.

If you are going to 2008 Server Enterprise edition then you should not have an issue but make sure it is not R2.

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