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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Summary

In this chapter we’ve covered the basic concerns about and steps for upgrading an existing Windows Server 2003 computer to Windows Server 2008. We’ve identified the supported upgrade paths, and what preparation you need to make to your environment before upgrading. Upgrades are a good way to maintain your existing installed applications and services and make sense for key line of business applications where doing a fresh install would be a nuisance or cause significant downtime. But in most cases, you’ll want to do a clean, fresh install whenever possible because it allows you the greatest flexibility in choosing the type and architecture of installation. In the next chapter, we’ll cover the steps to do a clean, fresh install of Windows ...

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