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    In-Place Upgrade from Windows 2003 Domain Controller to Windows 2008

    Hi,

    I've done the In-Place Upgrade from Windows Server 2003 SP2 Standard Domain Controller to Windows Server 2008 standard, after finishing a start-up error coming that there's a hardware or software problem and couldn't start windows.

    any help please.

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    Re: In-Place Upgrade from Windows 2003 Domain Controller to Windows 2008

    You must have done this after going through some guides and faq. There are know issue of hardware incompatibility after running a Windows server upgrade. I hope there are ways to downgrade the same but the process is also too complicated. The only way according to me to fix this out is to run a fresh installation. Try to get your backup first.


    Upgrade Domain Controllers: Microsoft Support Quick Start for Adding Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controllers to Existing Domains

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    smile Re: In-Place Upgrade from Windows 2003 Domain Controller to Windows 2008

    I've solved the problem.

    from Windows 2003 Server I update the driver for the RAID Controller to newest version that support 2008, then I did the upgrade, and now everything is fine.

    Thanks my friend.

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    Re: In-Place Upgrade from Windows 2003 Domain Controller to Windows 2008

    You are welcome. I hope this thread will be very helpful to many other who will face such issues.

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