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    Server Upgrade Advice Needed

    Hi

    I have a Server 2000 SP4 (non DC) with Exchange 2003, IIS and publishing the OWA and Remote Access certs..

    How would I be able to upgrade to Server 2003 R2 in the easiest way.. would an inplace upgrade be OK ?

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    Re: Server Upgrade Advice Needed

    i would backup the system then just do an "install upgrade"

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    Re: Server Upgrade Advice Needed

    I 2nd that,

    Slim chance you can but you may be able to:

    Depending on what disk configuration you have, if the server was a low end unit with IDE drives in or SATA drives you could image the server to a new set of disks. This will only work if not on a raid etc.

    This way you can upgrade it once on the copied image set, tweek it a bit and be confident you can go back. Do watch out though for major changes as this may effect Active directory or partner servers

    hope all goes well

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