2003R2 to 2008R2 (All 64 bit)
Three years ago our LEA gave us an HP file server - it was running 2003R2(64bit). It had 6 hard drives. Two were in a RAID array for the OS and then the others were storage in a separate RAID formation.
This device hosts our DHCP on the OS side and all files, pupil files, apps, packages etc are on the other array.
In a move to standardise everything across the school and upgrade our base systems I want to see this server running 2008R2 - but do not want to go through a fresh install. Has anyone ever done an inplace upgrade using 2008R2 media? Will it update everything else - as in DHCP? Will it spoil any shares that are in place?
What should I be looking for?
The issue is that the LEA will not support this. They don't have the time to do it and are happy to sit on 2003R2,