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    Question Upgrading to Server 2008

    I have our old DC which has Server 2000 on it. We upgraded last year to a new server with Server 2003. I now have the old server to play with and a copy of Server 2008. My question is, do I upgrade from server 2000 (if thats possible) or go for a clean install. It won't be a DC, I will probably use it as a media and/or application server. I might install Xibo on it and create a digital display for the school.
    I was tempted to put moodle on it but haven't really got the time to learn it and play around with it at the moment. Your suggestions would be much appreciated.

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    Check the min specs first before you do anything!

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    if the hardware supports it then i would run windows 2008 r2 on it

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    The spec is up to the job, Xeon 2.40ghz with 2gb of Ram. It's at the recommended and above spec. Should I just go for the complete clean install? I didn't really want to upgrade because it may keep the settings from the old DC and I don't want this server as a DC but if you think this would be the simpler route then I'd go that way.


    Oops I should have read a bit further. I can't upgrade from Server 2000 only 2003.
    Clean install it is then.
    Thanks for your responses.
    Last edited by steve_nfi; 9th March 2010 at 01:52 PM. Reason: rectifying own question

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    I would go for a clean install. We recently had a new server with 2008 on it and the company that installed it said that they have had problems with settings being left behind if they upgraded an old server

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    Upgrade from 2000 to 2008 is not supported.
    Have a read of this for more info.

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    Good luck with it Steve, I like 2k8 R2 its a good O/S so far no complaints, we use it on many sites.

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