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Server 2003 R2 to Server 2008 R2

Hey Guys,

I have a dell poweredge 2950, its running server 2003 r2 x64 and i want to in place upgrade it to  server 2008 r2 x64.  Its not a DC or application server, just contains some older files on a separate partition. Any issues with doing this upgrade?
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Cobra25

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I will do a clean install and not touch the other partition. It has old non-used files anyways. No applications in use currently.
Seth Simmons

i want to in place upgrade it to  server 2008 r2 x64

unless your 2003 server is 64bit, you can't do a cross-architecture in-place upgrade

Windows Server 2008 R2 Upgrade Paths
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd979563(v=ws.10).aspx

generally speaking, as was mentioned, better to do a clean install
Cobra25

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I have a dell poweredge 2950, its running server 2003 r2 x64 and i want to in place upgrade it to  server 2008 r2 x64.

As i said its already 64 bit. But yes i am doing clean install.
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fblack61
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Hi Cobra25... Just wondering if you still need help with this or not. Either way, if you would close your question appropriately we'd really appreciate it.