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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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