Server 2003 upgrade to 2008 r2


After doing a lot analysis, and no I carry out not have actually a test machine, I though I was great to go. 

 

I gain stopped on upgrading 2003 R2 sp2 to 2008 R2 (both Standard) stating I need to uninstall Powershell.

 

I have done a lot reading stating many kind of scenarios the carry out not encompass mine. The original 2003 install was the present level so Powershell is part of the install not included using Hotfixes.

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From What I deserve to tell I should have the ability to use ooobmig.exe to someexactly how allow powershell to be unset up. However before I cannot uncover that file. Looked virtual at microsoft, the 2008 disk and 2003 disks.

 

I feel I have exhausted my digital research alternatives and still cannot discover out if in my situation is it even possible? Has anyone done this?

 

Or carry out I should do a refresh install?


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Dec 6, 2010 at 15:56 UTC

If I am analysis this correctly, you have actually Windows Server 2003 R2 32little bit and would favor to pack Windows Server 2008 R2 64little. Well the just method you have the right to carry out that is via a fresh install.


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Dec 6, 2010 at 15:33 UTC

Upgrade a present running OS? Who does that anymore? :-)

Other than firing up a brand-new install, have actually you tried the Powershell KB article?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926139


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Dec 6, 2010 at 15:33 UTC

open the sysoc.inf file and see if it"s in there, is so unhide it.


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Dec 6, 2010 at 15:34 UTC

Or check this out

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=816579


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Dec 6, 2010 at 15:34 UTC

A fresh install is always your finest bet if possible.

 

What solutions are you running on you Server 2003 R2?


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Tim5147 Dec 6, 2010 at 15:53 UTC

I have actually read the kb short article many times. It does state it cover 2003 R2 at the top however does not close to the bottom in the certain instructions. And I cannot uncover oobmig.exe.

I execute not have the kb hotfixes on the server. sysoc.inf does not show an enattempt for Power shell. My knowledge is it is embedded in the RS variation of 2003. I cannot uncover anypoint that speaks to 2003 R2 in sufficient detail on this worry.

 

It is running SQL 2005. The box was setup as a DB server. However before 2003 deserve to only see 4 gig not the 10 that the server has actually. So we need 2008. Being tbelow is no AD, dns, dhcp, wins, nothing I thought it would be an easy upgrade. The MS "specialists that the sales folks at CDW said it is a straightforward upgrade in this instance. Still no word ago from them as to this Powershell problem.

 

Thanks for all the assist so much. I just learned about sysoc.inf.


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Scott Alan Miller Dec 6, 2010 at 15:56 UTC

I"m sure that you spanned this but your 2003 R2 is definitely 64bits, correct?


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Dec 6, 2010 at 15:56 UTC

If I am analysis this properly, you have actually Windows Server 2003 R2 32little and also would choose to fill Windows Server 2008 R2 64little bit. Well the only means you can execute that is through a fresh install.


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Tim5147 Dec 6, 2010 at 16:03 UTC

32 little on both.


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Dec 6, 2010 at 16:07 UTC

You will certainly never watch all 10GB of RAM via a 32little, you will require a 64bit.


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Scott Alan Miller Dec 6, 2010 at 16:10 UTC

Tim5147 wrote:

32 little on both.

2008 R2 does not have actually a 32little version. Unmuch less tright here is some super secret brand-new release that I didn"t know around. That was the substantial deal on R2, 32little was gone.


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Dec 6, 2010 at 16:12 UTC

Scott Alan Miller wrote:

Tim5147 wrote:

32 bit on both.

2008 R2 does not have actually a 32little bit variation. Unmuch less tbelow is some super trick new release that I didn"t understand around. That was the significant deal on R2, 32bit was gone.

You are correct, tright here is no 32little version of Windows Server 2008 R2.


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Scott Alan Miller Dec 6, 2010 at 16:17 UTC

L0ST_0NE wrote:

Scott Alan Miller wrote:

Tim5147 wrote:

32 bit on both.

2008 R2 doesn"t have a 32little version. Unless tbelow is some super trick new release that I didn"t recognize about. That was the huge deal on R2, 32little bit was gone.

You are correct, tbelow is no 32bit variation of Windows Server 2008 R2.

Then no suggests to carry out an upgrade. Upgrades are only within single architectures. So that just rules that out right there. It is for the ideal, though, in place upqualities are awful.

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Tim5147 Dec 6, 2010 at 16:55 UTC

 This is the iso I downloaded.

SW_DVD5_WINDOWS-SVR_2008W_SP2_ENGLISH_x86_DC_EE_SE_X15-41116.iso

 

 

So I am assuming 32 little from the name.

 

I am trying a brand-new iso downfill. I tried the 64 bit one and also it did say it was not compatible with the set up version. 

 

So probably I have actually no alternative. Which is fine I just wish the upgrade course was clearer. I have MS papers stating I can upgrade from 2003 to 2008! I miss out on Novell.


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Dec 6, 2010 at 17:03 UTC

That would certainly be Server 2008 and also NOT Server 2008 R2.

Yes, that is a 32bit variation, yet you will still not view more than 4GB of RAM.

You will certainly must carry out a fresh instevery one of Server 2008 R2 x64 to check out the complete 10GB of RAM.


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tchapps Dec 6, 2010 at 20:57 UTC

I may be wrong, however isn"t the 4GB RAM limitation an problem with Server 2003 standard? Won"t the 32-little bit enterpincrease variation see considerably more? That may be one more choice, albeit even more costly.


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Mark29 Dec 7, 2010 at 03:32 UTC

Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 (SP2), Enterpincrease Edition

 = 64GB max, when using PAE

 

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778(VS.85).aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_server_2003


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Dec 7, 2010 at 12:58 UTC

In area upgrades are favor dumping your fat girlfriend for her hot roomate. New booty...exact same old baggage.


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Scott Alan Miller Dec 7, 2010 at 16:49 UTC

Tim5147 wrote:

 This is the iso I downloaded.

SW_DVD5_WINDOWS-SVR_2008W_SP2_ENGLISH_x86_DC_EE_SE_X15-41116.iso

 

 

So I am assuming 32 little from the name.

 

I am trying a new iso downfill. I tried the 64 bit one and it did say it was not compatible through the set up variation. 

 

So possibly I have actually no alternative. Which is fine I just wish the upgrade route was clearer. I have MS files stating I have the right to upgrade from 2003 to 2008! I miss out on Novell.

Ah I see. Yes, 32little yet not 2008 R2. 2008 and 2008 R2 are different OS versions (favor 2003 and also 2008 are too.) R2 is 64little bit only and a little newer than 2008. I"d look to go to the existing version if you deserve to. Going to 2008 today is virtually exactly choose going from XP to Vista now a complete year after 7 has been the conventional.


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Tim5147 Dec 7, 2010 at 16:58 UTC

Yep I am going to 2008 R2. I must have actually started below initially.


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Scott Alan Miller Dec 7, 2010 at 17:02 UTC

Tim5147 wrote:

Yep I am going to 2008 R2. I have to have actually began right here first.

But you downloaded 2008, not R2. You can"t go to R2 because it is 64little bit only. So in what means are you going to it? I"m perplexed.


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Tim5147 Dec 8, 2010 at 08:39 UTC

Because our main goal is to acquire the 10 gig of RAM I will certainly install R2.. 

I am still puzzled and also frustrated on how hard it is to obtain this info from Microsoft. 

The real human being input from the team through Spicefunctions is great.


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Scott Alan Miller Dec 8, 2010 at 11:19 UTC

Tim5147 wrote:

Due to the fact that our main goal is to get the 10 gig of RAM I will certainly install R2.. 

I am still puzzled and frustrated on exactly how difficult it is to obtain this information from Microsoft. 

The real human being input from the group using vivaworldcup.info is excellent.

10GB of RAM isn"t a attribute of R2. That has actually been obtainable for as lengthy as I deserve to remember, also in 32little bit Enterpclimb versions. You deserve to perform 10GB through 2003 Ent. for sure.


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Tim5147 Dec 8, 2010 at 13:11 UTC

We had 2003 R2 Standard.

This exact same box was a vmware organize box prior to. So this will certainly be its third OS so much. The just thing continuous is readjust. :-)


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Scott Alan Miller Dec 8, 2010 at 14:39 UTC

Tim5147 wrote:

We had 2003 R2 Standard.

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This very same box was a vmware hold box before. So this will be its 3rd OS so much. The only point constant is change. :-)

Not certain if 2003 R2 64little Standard took even more memory or not. It"s been rather a while. But both 2008 and 2008 R2 have choices for more memory via a variety of various approaches.


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