I realize server 2012 is out there but corporate hasn't approved it and though I do not think my question is possible, I figure I ask the experts for a second opinion.
We have 2 Domain Controllers on Windows Server 2008 32bit. 1 is a VM with FSMO roles/DNS/DCHP/NTP. The other is physical just with DNS
I've been the task to upgrade from server 2008 to server 2008 r2. I know 2008R2 is 64bit. Is it possible to do an in place upgrade when our current servers are running server 2008 32 bit?
What would be the best upgrade path?
Create another VM with Server 2008R2 transfer FSMO/DNS roles then recreate the physical server with server 2008R2 and finally the other VM DC but transferring DCHP/NTP to the new VM DC?
Any suggestions welcomed