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Windows Inplace-Update with Exchange

Hello,

I am running Exchange 2010 on Windows Server 2008 virtualized on VMware ESX 5.1.
The machine is not a real reason to worry.  It runs, but every once in a while there are odd ADS issues.  Rights seem to vanish, SIDs are shown instead of user names.  A reboot fixes those issues every time.
I would like to update the OS to Windows Server 2008 R2.  But I have never updated the OS of an Exchange server.

Are there good reasons for or against this OS-udpate?

Thanks,
Ralph
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John Easton

Is your current 2008 server 64-bit?  If not you may not be able to do an in place upgrade.  This is due to 2008 R2 only being available as 64-bit and as far as I have seen you can not upgrade from 32 to 64 bit - it requires a clean install and therefore quite a bit of hassle!

P.s. I do not know if this is still true for virtual servers, I've only been upgrading physical machines.
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