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2008 to 2008 r2 - simple upgrade?

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    Just had a quick question.

    I believe this is possible but just wanted to check, we need to get 2008 installed on our new servers quickly, I was hoping to wait till r2 came out and install that instead but because time is not on our side I think I am going to have to install 2008.

    Can I ask if its a simple upgrade to r2 if say we installed x64 version of windows 2008 on our domain controllers? is it like 2003 where you install an extra cd and that then makes its R2? If its similar with 2008 r2 that would be ideal.


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    Re: 2008 to 2008 r2 - simple upgrade?

    Provided its WS08 64bit you can upgrade. You cant upgrade 32bit to 64bit


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      Re: 2008 to 2008 r2 - simple upgrade?

      On domain controllers, file servers etc it's fine - just remember that you can't install 2008 R2 on your Exchange 2007 member servers, if you have any.
      Gareth Howells

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