Thread: NT4 to W2k upgrade question
February 22nd, 2002, 02:47 PM #1
NT4 to W2k upgrade question
I have an NT4 member server sp6a. Basically all that it is doing is running Symantec System Center for NAV 7.6. My questions is, can I upgrade to W2k Professional, or do I have to install W2k from scratch and reinstall the system center again?
Not problem doing it either way, I just want to do it once.
February 22nd, 2002, 02:50 PM #2
you COULD, but your best bet is still to just do a fresh install, let it do ntfs5, and then reinstall your apps. you should have the least number of problems that way.
February 22nd, 2002, 02:56 PM #3
I don't believe in the upgrade path that much. Seems like people try to use that as a fix to other problems, which in turn, just makes more.
Do the "right" thing ...
February 22nd, 2002, 03:59 PM #4
I would third the motion to do a clean install. You also have the chance to make your boot partition bigger than the 2-4 gigs from NT4 so you don't have to mess with moving page files and temp directories. Several cases of upgrading from NT4 workstation to W2k resulted in slower running PCs for some reason. I would think more stuff to slow down on a server.
Norton seems to imbed itself in a lot of weird places in the registry. You're better off doing the clean install.
February 22nd, 2002, 04:07 PM #5Several cases of upgrading from NT4 workstation to W2k resulted in slower running PCs for some reason
February 24th, 2002, 03:46 PM #6
Fresh install is always best. But if you can't afford the time to do a fresh install, then try the upgrade path...
February 24th, 2002, 06:26 PM #7
Thanks everyone for the info so far, but I think there is something missing. This would be an upgrade in OS from NT4 to W2k, but a downgrade from a member server to a workstation. Does this make a difference?
February 25th, 2002, 12:57 AM #8
Never tried converting a NT server to a workstation but I don't think that will work. I think if you start the install of the Windows 2000 it would probably sense it is a server and may not allow you to continue. Maybe someone else has tried.
February 27th, 2002, 02:17 PM #9
I tried to do an upgrade on this system, and the response was that it can not do anupgrade from NT4 server to W2k prof., you need to do a full install.
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