Server 2003 migrating to new hardware

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by sboyden, May 23, 2006.

  1. sboyden

    sboyden Guest

    Company has existing 2003 server in place running multiple services. They
    have purchased new hardware and would like to migrate to the new hardware.

    Is there a preferred method to migrate the old server to the new hardware,
    including all services and licensing? Minimal downtime is key of course. It
    is a small business and this is there only server.
     
    sboyden, May 23, 2006
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    Martin_C Guest

    I'll do the following (Note: brute force!)
    1. Clone the OS partition to a spare HD
    2. Plug the clone HD in the new server
    3. If it hangs, HAL conflict or missing driver.
    4. unplug all HD on old server and have clone HD plug
    5. restart old server and install all the drivers that comes with the new
    server
    6. unplug clone HD with new server drivers installed
    7. plug clone HD into new server again.

    I did the same thing when I migrated from old raid card to new raid card.
     
    Martin_C, May 24, 2006
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    Brian Cryer Guest

    Is product activation likely to come into play when migrating to a totally
    new machine? (Not tried it, just interested.)
     
    Brian Cryer, May 24, 2006
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    seth Guest

    it won't if it is a volume license

     
    seth, May 24, 2006
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    Martin_C Guest

    well it takes few minutes to get it activated again with a call to Microsoft.
    I have 2 servers with exact same mb, cpu, ram, HD, etc It still requieres me
    to activate it again on server02 when I swap the OS HD from server01 to
    server02
     
    Martin_C, Jun 12, 2006
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  6. Hello,
    Use this article as guide:
    249694 How to move a Windows installation to different hardware
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;249694

    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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