WINDOWS SERVER 2003, 2008

1) I need to migrate some apps from windows server 2003 to windows server 2008, kindly let me know the steps
2) i need to upgrade windows server 2003 to windows server 2008 , kindly let me know the steps.
pramod1Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
1) depends on what kind of app we are working with and whether 2008 is supported
2) upgrade in what sense?  if in-place, you can only do 32bit to 32bit; you can't do 32bit upgrade to 64bit.  also depends if the applications are supported.  need more details on the environment to give a better suggestion
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
pramod1Author Commented:
Regarding question no.1 like files like word, excel around 50-60gb  in size which are in different drives   running on windows server 2003 to be transferred to windows server 2008 in same domain and forest .

It is just upgrading. I think ADMT is used for transferring user accounts I suppose.

also various apps like java programs, back up software, programs running on.net framework.

looking for some windows server tools or any other tools

regarding 2nd question, that is separate project- we have windows server 32 standard and 64 bit enterprise  and needs to upgrade to 64 bit windows server standard and enterprise edition.
0
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
your 32bit standard versions cannot upgrade to 64bit standard; you need to do a clean install
you can either backup the data files you need to keep, wipe and install 2008 clean or install to new hardware

ADMT is for migrating accounts between domains and forests; wouldn't apply to you

you can try the file server migration toolkit to migrate your file shares; works between 2003 and 2008

Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit 1.2
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10268
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2003

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.