Does Order Matter when upgrading to Server 2008?

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Irwin Fletcher, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. I have 1 domain in 1 forest with 2 domain controllers in one site and 1
    domain controller in a remote site. Does it matter which DC I upgrade
    to Server 2008 first?
     
    Irwin Fletcher, Apr 17, 2008
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    Chris, Apr 17, 2008
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  3. don't upgrade the OS, install new servers by either using new hardware or
    reusing existing hardware

    for example if you dont have additional hardware
    * install VM and make it a DC (this is just to have something to go back to
    after removing the old 2003 dcs and installing the new 2008 dcs)
    * Export whatever is needed from the old 2003 DCs (e.g. DHCP stuff)
    * Move whatever roles to the other W2K3 DC
    * demote the w2k3 DC and remove from domain
    * install w2k8, promote to DC
    * install whatever is needed on that Dc
    * move roles and features back or install
    do the same with the other w2k3 dc

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    Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS], May 16, 2008
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    Herb Martin Guest

    "Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]"
    Why not upgrade the servers? That is usually the easiest way.
     
    Herb Martin, May 16, 2008
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  5. personally I hate OS upgrades, although supported, etc.

    why I hate it? all kinds of (in)compatibility stuff and remember although
    easier --> CRAP IN = CRAP OUT

    just hate it

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    Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS], May 20, 2008
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    Herb Martin Guest

    "Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]"
    These things were designed to upgrade -- take care of your
    machines and there is seldom a problem; don't take care of
    your old machines and you won't take care of new ones.
     
    Herb Martin, May 21, 2008
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