Solved

Upgrade Server 2008 x86 to Server 2008 R2 (x64)

Posted on 2013-12-02
3
1,814 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
Is it possible to do a direct upgrade from 2008 x86 to Server 2008 R2 x64?  I'm dealing with our primary domain controller so I'm not at all excited by having to rebuild it if this can't be done.
0
Comment
Question by:JimmyCanz
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

by:joelsplace
joelsplace earned 20 total points
ID: 39691159
No MS operating system will upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit.  You'll have to stay 32 bit or start from scratch.
0
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
KCTS earned 80 total points
ID: 39691195
You can't do an 'in-place' upgrade.

You CAN
-install 2008R2 on another server
-add the 2008R2 server to the domain
-promote the 2008R2 machine to be an additional Domain Controller
-replicate AD and DNS to the 2008R2 machine
-add DHCP to the new 2008R2
-move the FSMO roles to the new machine
-optionally demote/remove the old 2008 32bit server.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:joelsplace
ID: 39691235
That's the way to do it.  I read the first sentence and jumped straight to an answer.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Know what services you can and cannot, should and should not combine on your server.
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application and how to execute it on the appropriate database. Log onto the server running the Backup Exec database. In a larger environment, this would generally be …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

803 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