In place Windows upgrade

onlyamd4000
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In place Windows upgrade

Postby onlyamd4000 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:10 pm

I'm using enterprise version 9.75 currently (no sql) running on server 2003 32bit. It would be easiest for me to do an in place upgrade to server 2008 32bit to buy me a little more time until I'm ready to spin up a new 64 bit box. Has anybody tried this with ME? Was the transition smooth?

In my opinion, it should work but I'm a little concerned about the IIS going from 6 to 7.

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Re: In place Windows upgrade

Postby rfwilliams777 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:42 am

Personally, all my transitions (especially when you are going from 32-bit to 64-bit and that old of an OS to a much newer one) were manually done. What I do is install the newest and clean version of ME on a brand new server, make sure you have all the windows updates before installing ME, then create all the post offices and their accounts, match your ME settings from the old server to the new one, change DNS records, then finally move all the .mai files over from the old server to the new one. Be sure to remove the index files. You can do the cut over per domain to keep the transition as smooth as possible. I have been hired to do this for a number of companies.
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