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HELP UPGRADING MY SERVER

by POKWANG / October 26, 2006 4:56 AM PDT

my server keeps crashing (P4 2.80,1.5GBram, Win2K Server) and i need to upgrade it.. i got 2 options, 1. buy a new server (but have to re create the accounts andall the works) or 2. upgrade the Mobo and Proc to a Duo of the old server.
here's my question..if i do #1, should i get the one with OS (Win2003Server) already? or can i get a no HD then plug in my old HD?...would it recognize everything?(accounts,email etc.)
Looking into the Proliant ML310 G3


if i do #2 then plug in the old HD onto it, what are the chances of the system be up and running in a few hrs?.. i know it will update the BIOS and stuff if i connect it to the internet. Would i loose all my accounts? Would Win2000Server recognize the Duo?

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Do you have the Windows 2000 Resorce Kit and docs?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 26, 2006 5:35 AM PDT
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NO BOOKS
by POKWANG / October 26, 2006 7:32 AM PDT

thank you for the reply...so i dont have a resource kit or docs for win2kserver....

i do know how to upgrade and all those stuffs but i never really upgraded a server before and never played with servers...but i do know how to do it on a workstation...im an A+Certified and this server upgrade is new to me (in the server field).

im just afraid i might loose some stuffs (esp. accounts) and prolong the downtime..
if i plug in the old HD to the upgraded Mobo and CPU...am i going to be ok? reloading drivers is easy for me if if got the drivers and can connect to the internet.

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Time for some good books.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 26, 2006 7:53 AM PDT
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THATS NOT THE PROBLEM
by POKWANG / October 27, 2006 2:50 AM PDT

thanks for the replies...but i dont think we're understanding each other...i do have backups of the server....

what im trying to ask is is it goin to be flawless if i just upgrade the mobo and cpu on my old server then plug in the old HD?

thanks, sorry for the confusion.

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"flawless". Sorry, never seen that happen.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 27, 2006 3:49 AM PDT
In reply to: THATS NOT THE PROBLEM

This is a Microsoft product? Hint. I've seen it happen with some work, but never flawless.

Even those "change motherboard and save the OS" routines we read about are not flawless.

Bob

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Why are you so up tight?
by robnan / October 29, 2006 6:16 PM PST

As you know, I've been down the not-nice road, right here on CNET and I changed my ways and now offer much help to people. You always seem to be up tight! It is possible to be professional and to give proper advice without coming across as a know-all. Like when I said that it is not possible to install IE6 SP2 on Windows 2000, instead of just believing me, you went and did it yourself, finally convinced yourself I WAS right, and then posted so!

Come on, loosen up.

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