Upgrade CA server from W3K to W3K enterprise ?

Discussion in 'Server Security' started by Trust No One®, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Hi everyone, I'm after some advice.

    We current run certificate services on two domain controllers in our forest
    root domain. These domain controllers run Windows 2003 Standard edition. We
    currently use them to issue EFS and Domain Controller certificates.

    Now we'd like to extend their use, but some certificate templates are only
    available if the Certificate services is installed on Windows 2003
    Enterprise edition.

    Ideally after our next hardware refresh which is due shortly, We'd like to
    reach a situation where the CAs are running on Windows 2003 Enterprise

    I understand that Microsoft supports an inplace upgrade of Windows 2003
    Standard to Windows 2003 Enterprise edition.

    Has anyone run such an upgrade on a DC running certificate services? If so
    were the additional certificate templates available once the upgrade

    Assuming that the inplace upgrade is not possible, can anyone advise how I
    would go about moving my existing CAs onto new Windows 2003 Enterprise
    edition servers?

    Trust No One®, Mar 5, 2008
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  2. Meinolf Weber, Mar 5, 2008
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  3. Trust No One®, Mar 5, 2008
  4. Yes, an inplace upgrade is possible
    Brian Komar \(MVP\), Mar 5, 2008
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