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Mastering Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 by Byron Hynes, Wendy Henry, Aidan Finn, Darril Gibson, Mark Minasi

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Appendix A. The Bottom Line

Chapter 2: Installing and Upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2

Upgrade your old servers

Microsoft has provided several upgrade options for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Master It

You have a Windows 2000 file server. What will your upgrade path be to Windows Server 2008 R2?

Solution

Windows 2000 was not available as an x64 build. Windows Server 2008 R2 is available only as an x64 build. You will have to prepare a new machine with Windows Server 2008 R2. You will then migrate the services and data from the Windows 2000 machine to the Windows Server 2008 R2 machine.

If you are building machines now with Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008, then you should try to use an x64 build to allow future in-place ...

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