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.
Check the min specs first before you do anything!
if the hardware supports it then i would run windows 2008 r2 on it :)
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.
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
Upgrade from 2000 to 2008 is not supported.
Have a read of this for more info.
Good luck with it Steve, I like 2k8 R2 its a good O/S so far no complaints, we use it on many sites.