Procedures on Migrating Server 2003 to Server 2008

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I wanted to upgrade my Server 2003 to Server 2008. But I don’t know exactly how to do it. My server 2003 has sub-domains and has 180 AD users. Please send me some valuable instructions on how to migrate to Server 2008 without touching my stored data.

And also, I do not want to remove my AD setup and file locations because I do not want to do set it up again. Is there a safe way to do this? Please advice. Thanks!

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Procedures on Migrating Server 2003 to Server 2008

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Upgrading from Server 2003 to Server 2008

1. Make sure your Server 2008 CD is in the CD/DVD-ROM drive. On your machine, go to Windows Explorer and select CD/DVD-ROM. In this example it is the D: drive.
 
Windows Explorer and select CD/DVD-ROM.
 
2. Double-click on the setup.exe file from inside your Server 2003 machine.
 
Double-click on the setup.exe file from inside your Server 2003 machine
 
3. When the Install Window opens click the Install Now button.
 
click the Install Now button
 
4. In this window you will have an option to check for the latest updates from Microsoft. If you choose so, please select the first option.
 
In this example we are going to skip them for now, so we will select the second option.
 
an option to check for the latest updates from Microsoft
 
5. It’s now time to select the Server 2008 version that you want to install.
 
In this example we are installing the Enterprise (Full Installation) version. Once you make your selection, click Next.
 
select the Server 2008 version that you want to install
 
6. Go ahead and check the box to accept the license terms agreement and when ready click next.
 
accept the license terms agreement
 
7. The upgrade option should now be available for you. When ready select Upgrade Option to continue.
 
select Upgrade Option to continue
 
8. You will receive one last warning letting you know to make sure all your applications and 3rd party software can run on windows 2008 as well as of potential issues that you might have.
 
Make sure to read it and pay close attention to any issues that are listed on the bottom. Once you are ready, click Next.
 
compatibility report
 
9. Your Server is now being upgraded.
 
copying windows files
 
One last thing to keep in mind is that the upgrade process may take a lot longer than the installation as it has to upgrade the Active Directory and other services that are already on your Server.

 

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Procedures on Migrating Server 2003 to Server 2008

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Showing me the step by step process on migrating my server from 2003 to 2008 was more easier for me to do. I really appreciate the effort. Thank you.

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