Windows Server 2008 Upgrade Complete

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

In a previous post I mentioned that I was going to upgrade my network to Windows Server 2008. Well, I've completed the upgrade and it ROCKS!

I now have a single W2K8 Enterprise server running Hyper-V RC0. This server hosts two guests, one x86 domain controller and one x64 Exchange 2007 server running ForeFront Security for Exchange Server. The host server is running this blog as well as Exchange 2007 Edge services. The performance is outstanding! Much better than my old x64 Windows 2003 host running VMware.

The Exchange Team posted a great article, Speeding up installation of Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Prerequisites on Windows Server 2008. It offers XML files that configure the Windows Server 2008 prerequisites for Exchange 2007 SP1. While it wasn't that difficult to install everything manually, it would have saved some time for me if I had this before my upgrade.

Last night I completed the upgrade and decommissioned the old W2K3 DC, Exchange and Edge servers.

Please let me know if you have any issues with the blog. The migration went very smooth and I don't anticipate any problems.