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In-Place upgrade from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008

Posted on 2013-01-29
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Hi,
 
 I have a Virtual machine(on VMWare box) that is running Windows 2003 Std. 32bit OS.
 I need to upgrade the server operating system from 2003 Std.  to 2008 Std. I am currently running Microsoft SQL Server 2000. After OS upgrade, I will need to upgrade current SQL server 2000 to SQL Server 2008.

  (1) Are there any known issues with in-place upgrade from 2003 to 2008 Std.?
  (2) Once Step (1) is finished, I need to upgrade SQL Server to 2008 version.  Are there any known issues with SQL Server Upgrade?

Thanks.
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by:pjam
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Hopefully you are going to windows 2008 64-bit, right?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 250 total points
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You should be okay, it's supported, just not 32bit to 64 bit.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...63(WS.10).aspx

check this document

for your SQL 2000 to SQL 2008 upgrade or migration.
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by:sglee
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"Hopefully you are going to windows 2008 64-bit, right? "  ----> unfortunately the server box is 32bit.
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by:sglee
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by:pjam
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He wanted you to click on Check this document.
sorry about the age of the physical.  32-bit is a thing of the past.  IMHO
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by:sglee
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"Check this document" ----> that link worked fine. Thank you.

Since the current hardware is 32bit, can I just buy 64bit CPU and repalce current 32bit CPU so that I can install 64bit version of Operating System (like Windows 2008 R2) without having to buy a whole new server box with 64bit CPU?
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Wrong link, let me get the correct link.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd979563%28WS.10%29.aspx

what is the server?

Why do you need to upgrade from Windows 2003 (32bit) to Windows 2008 (32bit)?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 250 total points
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Just confirmed and check this works for you in our labs.....

Windows 2003 Standard In-place Upgrade to Windows 2008 32 bit no issues.

(make sure you select upgrade!)

Win2k3-Win2k8-Upgrade.jpg
Compatibility Report.jpg
Before you Ugrade it will detect any software that's not compatible and list in the Compatibility Report on your desktop!
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by:sglee
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Thanks for the correct link.
"Why do you need to upgrade from Windows 2003 (32bit) to Windows 2008 (32bit)?" ---> currently W2003Svr box is running MS SQL 2000. I need to install MS SQL 2008, but in order to do that, I need to have Windows 2008 Server OS first ....

Thanks for the screenshots.

What is the easist of trying the upgrade for testing? Here is my thought:
Currently I have VMWare where W2003 is a virtual machine. I like to make a copy of this VM, shutdown production W2003 VM, open duplicate W2003 VM, change "Datastore ISO File" to W2008.ISO, power on and install with upgrade option?

What do you think?
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Yes, that's what we have just done and tested just in our lab!

That way no harm to production server!

Go for it!

Use CLONE if you have that option, or use my EE Article....

HOW TO: Clone or Copy a virtual machine in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX/ESXi 4.x or ESXi 5.0

TIP: All can be done in complete isolation, just disconnect the network interface card on the virtual nic!
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