upgrade domain controller win 2003 to 2008 from local installation files i mean not in CDROM or DVDROM

Posted on 2012-09-14
Last Modified: 2012-09-14
i have a domain controller running with windows 2003 server, i have windows 2008 domain controller also in same domain, now i want to in-place upgrade windows 2003 server to windows server 2008, problem i find my 2003 Domain controller CDROM is not working, unfortunately my external DVDROM also not working.  than i got idea, i have windows 2008 server iso also, this image can extract to my old domain controller that is windows 2003 server F: drive... and run the installation.
please advise me it can be done or not ?
Question by:nivasnet
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    It can of course be done.

    You can mount this using magiciso and expand to say d:\win2k8 and install from there.

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    Ok..I just started....
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    by:Sushil Sonawane

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    "Your computer will restart several times during upgrade" is this will create any problem, since my computer installation files in f: drive... that is local disk.
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    by:Sushil Sonawane
    After the setup process issues the first reboot to the system, the network resource or my computer installation F drive  will not be required to continue the setup process.

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