Server 2003 Standard to 2008 Standard stalling

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Mike Horton, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Mike Horton

    Mike Horton Guest

    I'm trying to upgrade a Standard 2003 SP2 server to Standard 2008 over
    VMWare and it keeps stalling when it gets to the point of Gathering
    Files..... It never goes past 0% and I've left it for up to 24 hours to see
    if it'll kick start itself. So far I haven't been able to find anything
    similar to this problem I'm running into so any help would be appreciated.
     
    Mike Horton, Oct 17, 2008
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  2. Hello Mike,

    What so you mean with "over VMWare"?

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Oct 17, 2008
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  3. Mike Horton

    Mike Horton Guest

    Sorry, bad wording on my part. At the college I work at we're moving from
    physical servers to virtual servers installed in an VMware ESX Datacenter.
    So I'm not sitting at the physical server but connecting to the virtual
    server using the VMware client.

    Thanks
    Mike
     
    Mike Horton, Oct 17, 2008
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  4. Hello Mike,

    Do you use an .iso file or the installation disk on the client or do you
    upgrade over a network share?

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Oct 17, 2008
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  5. Mike Horton

    Mike Horton Guest

    I've tried an .iso that was physically on my computer, an .iso that was on a
    network share available to the VM, and an installation disk created from the
    ..iso (which I've used to create a fresh install of Server 2008). I'm not
    sure if this would make a difference or not but the server was originally a
    Windows 2000 server that I upgraded to 2003 the same way as I'm now trying
    to upgrade it to 2008.

    Thanks
    Mike
     
    Mike Horton, Oct 17, 2008
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  6. Hello Mike,

    I prefer fresh installations and not upgrades, especially upgrading more
    then one OS after the other i would not do. It should work, yes.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Oct 17, 2008
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