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    Upgrade From 2003 R2

    Hey Guys

    Whats The Best Way Of upgrading All our servers to 2008 R2
    Finally should be getting our new product keys for everything next week, so want to upgrade to a 2008R2 Network & Windows 7

    Servers We have are and what they do ----


    SERVER-3 - Only X86 CPU, So No 2008 R2 for this one, this is running 2008 Server Through

    WINDOWS SERVER ROLES: IIS, WSUS (Roles Only for WSUS)

    SERVER-4

    Impero Console Viewer

    WDS

    WAIK

    Shared Logon Batch Files

    WINDOWS SERVER ROLES: File server, Application Server, Domain Controller (AD), DNS Server, DHCP Server, Streaming Media Serer


    SERVER-5


    Sophus AV Server

    SQL Server 2005 (Needed For Sophus)

    WINDOWS SERVER ROLES: File Server, Print Server, Domain Controller (AD) DNS Server

    SERVER-6


    Impero Server

    Account Application Data Folders Host

    Account Profiles Folders Host

    Infrastructure Operations Master

    WINDOWS SERVER ROLES: File Server, Domain Controller (AD), DNS Server

    SERVER-7

    Hosted/Shared Programes
    Lexia Programes: Will Soon Just Be Records, Has Im gonna Deploy this
    SRA Reading: This Is New, Cant Get It To Work, Any Help Would Be Good
    Symphony Mathematics
    Bowland Maths
    Kar2ouche
    PAT (Pupil Achievement Tracker)


    Hosted/Shared Data Records For Apps

    Cars In Motion Shared Records
    Ultrakey Shared Records
    Wordshard Shared Records


    RID & PDC Operations Master

    Software Distribution Folder

    Teacher and Student Shared Folders

    Student & Staff Documents Folder

    Desktop & Start Menu Icons

    EBook Share

    Symantec Backup Exec Remote Agent

    WINDOWS SERVER ROLES: File Server, Domain Controller (AD), DNS Server

    CITRIX01

    Citrix Server (Believe this is the student one)

    SQL Server 2005 (Gussing cirix needs that to run?)

    All software that we have all on the computers installed so students can get this at home

    WINDOWS SERVER ROLES = Application & Terminal Server

    CITRIX02

    Citrix Server (Believe this is the admin one)

    SQL Server 2005 (Gussing cirix needs that to run?)

    All software that we have all on the computers installed so staff can get this at home

    WINDOWS SERVER ROLES = Application & Terminal Server

    MAIL01

    Symantec Backup Exec Remote Agent

    MS Exchange 2007 (Upgrade this to Exchange 2010)

    SQL 2005 (Gusse Used By Exchange)

    WINDOWS SERVER ROLES = File Server, Application Server



    We do have other servers, but dont really care about that at the moment

    We have two admin servers, on the admin network (Server 2003)

    Mitel IP Phone Server (Thats Linux, so dont need to touch that)

    Some Drug/Support server that loads a stupid box on users desktop when they logon with messages about drugs and support, when you click on them it goes to sites about the thng thats showing
    We got this free and is not our server to change things (Server 2003)

    New backup/cache server is coming too (Ours old one broke), sadly I believe this will on Server 2003, not gonna touch this has this has been setup by our support company, and cost the school loads of money to setup, school didnt even ask us if we want to try and set it, if we have problems, then let them do it


    Any help and suggestions would be good

    Need any more info, just ask

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    You can run 2003 and 2008 at the same time no troubles so I would question the need to update them all to 2008. Just do it gradually over time as you retire servers. The best way to upgrade is to add a new 2008 R2 DC then give it master roles. The either upgrade or retire the old DC's.

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    heard some good news today

    found that one of our old admin server is get replaced

    Thought we were only getting our backup/cache server replaced

    So that means I should have a server to change all this around with

    Has that means I can install server 2008 on that move some roles and services from one server, upgrade that, and move them back, and then the next server


    I did problery not do something that smart today, was bored, so i installed server 2008 r2 on a pc, added it do the domain and made it a domain controller to start trying to configure the windows 7 policys, havent got that far with that yet

    Do I need to make a complete new policy for it ie have one for xp made from server 2003 and one for w7 made from server 2008r2?

    confussed how the admx files work

    or do it sit inside the same folder has the adm in the policys folder?



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