Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

Old Windows 2000 Server with Legacy Application and No installation Media for Legacy App; Migration Help Needed

Posted on 2013-10-29
2
Medium Priority
?
632 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
have a client with a windows 2000 server on old HW and legacy application that they use to run the company with no media to re-install the app
will be moving off it within a year but in the meantime need it running for current and historical data
looking for best way to get the server upgraded to newer HW and to new Windows server OS
been searching but haven't seen this scenario quite yet
was thinking of getting a backup via something like storagecraft and doing something along those lines and trying to upgrade via hyper-v???

all help is greatly appreciated
delebute
0
Comment
Question by:David Elebute
2 Comments
 
LVL 36

Accepted Solution

by:
Seth Simmons earned 1500 total points
ID: 39610527
if you went with vmware you could convert to a virtual machine

before attempting any 2012 installation i would verify with the vendor the application would even work.  you can't do in-place upgrade to 2012
0
 

Author Comment

by:David Elebute
ID: 39611141
thank you seth2740
we are not as up to speed with VMware as we are with Hyper-V
do you have the steps needed for VMware?
a migration to windows 2008 server right now would be a serious plus
delebute
0

Featured Post

Simplify Active Directory Administration

Administration of Active Directory does not have to be hard.  Too often what should be a simple task is made more difficult than it needs to be.The solution?  Hyena from SystemTools Software.  With ease-of-use as well as powerful importing and bulk updating capabilities.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article explains how to install and use the NTBackup utility that comes with Windows Server.
How to deal with a specific error when using the Enable-RemoteMailbox cmdlet to create a mailbox in the cloud-based service, for an existing user in an on-premises Active Directory.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing of Data Protection Manager on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, including the prerequisites. Microsoft .Net 3.5 is required. To install this feature, go to Server Manager…

579 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question