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    migrate/upgrade 2003 server to server2003 r2

    Has anyone had any experience of upgrading there current windows 2003 sp1servers to server 2003 r2 i generally would never do an inplace upgrade but i want to take advantage of some of the features without having to entirely rebuild all my servers.
    I understand that i only need disk 2 but any other info on the preperation etc would be useful.
    i came across this http://www.windowsitpro.com/Article/...807/48807.html but want your real world experiences so i can consider pit falls etc.

    cheers as always in advance

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    Of course i did but missed them both! thanks for the links .

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    I don't see how, the first one comes up in the 'similar threads' thing. The other one would too, but it's too old (it comes up as a similar thread in the other thread though).

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    surely it would be easier to accept that i searched and missed them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uraken View Post
    surely it would be easier to accept that i searched and missed them?
    Quite!

    We did exactly this and didn't have a single problem on any of our servers. Check your schema after updating though.

    Go for it but make sure you have good backups just in case.

    HBJB

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    R2 is designed to be an upgrade to 2003, so there's no need to rebuild your server from scratch.

    As a general rule I always update my 2003 servers to SP2 first, then starting with domain controllers, update the schema, then apply R2. R2 doesn't need a reboot, but it is recommended you do.

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    ok will give it a go then thanks everyone for your help.

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