Dynamics v8 transfer to another server
Posted on 2013-05-11
I have a problem with an "old" server that is dying. Windows Server SBS 2003, Dynamics 8, SQL 2000. We DO NOT have any money to go out and buy all new software and hardware. However when we bought these Dell 2800's we got two of them--one for production and another for a hardware backup, After 10 years we will hope to get a use of the backup. So my question is if I install Server 2003 SBS and then install Dynamics and SQL can I then "simply" copy the Dynamics install from the old server to the new install? If I setup SQL to store the databases in the same place so that when Dynamics starts it is setup on the "same" hardware albeit it different hardware, will that work? Or is the Dynamics install much too complicated to do it like this? Or will have I have to export registry settings and/or something else to get this functioning. We do not have the money to hire a Dynamics expert to do this transfer for us, so I was hoping this "simple" process might work--will it? Thanks!