With the Windows 2008 finally being released to manufacture this past month, we will now be expecting a whole bunch of questions surrounding the Windows 2008 migration process.  This part of the newsletter is looking at what you need to know to answer all your questions.

 

The following table lists upgrade paths that are supported.

From

To

Windows Server 2003 Standard (SP1, SP2, R2)

Windows Server 2008 Standard

Windows Server 2003 Standard (SP1, SP2, R2)

Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V

Windows Server 2003 Standard (SP1, SP2, R2)

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise

Windows Server 2003 Standard (SP1, SP2, R2)

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V

Windows Server 2003 Enterprise (SP1, SP2, R2)

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise

Windows Server 2003 Enterprise (SP1, SP2, R2)

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V

Windows Server 2003 Enterprise (SP1, SP2, R2)

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter

Windows Server 2003 Enterprise (SP1, SP2, R2)

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-v

Windows Server 2003 Datacenter (SP1, SP2, R2)

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter

Windows Server 2003 Datacenter (SP1, SP2, R2)

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008 Standard

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter

Upgrades from Windows 2000 Server to Windows Server 2008 are not supported.

 

To assist in the planning and currently tested best practices, we have released a tool to take the pain away from our customers, the Microsoft Assessment & planning beta toolkit is available here: http://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?SiteID=297