can I upgrade a windows server 2003 with SP2 to windows server 2003 R2 with sp2, and how?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by tree leafs, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. tree leafs

    tree leafs Guest

    I saw KB912309 which cvers windows 2003 with sp1, not mentioned sp2.
     
    tree leafs, Nov 17, 2008
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  2. Hello tree,

    Yes, you can do it. Maybe you have to uninstall SP2 before and install it
    again. Insert the disk and just follow the wizard. The way is the same. If
    the server is a domain controller you have to upgrade the schema first form
    the second R2 disk on the schema master of the domain. Do not forget to make
    a backup BEFORE starting, especially if this will be the only domain controller.
    Then you should think about to install a second DC at least during the upgrade
    phase, but it is recommended to have at least 2 DC's in a domain.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Nov 17, 2008
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  3. tree leafs

    tree leafs Guest

    thanks Meinolf,
    this is a member server and our domain has already extended to R2 schema.
    I am just wondering whether I can use the w2k3 R2+SP2 CD to do a repair
    install against the w2k3 SP2.
     
    tree leafs, Nov 17, 2008
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  4. Hello tree,

    The first disk of the R2 set is the "normal 2003" EE or SE version. So it
    should be possible i think.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Nov 17, 2008
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