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Windows 7: Changing an XP network to Win7 with SBS 2003


13 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 
Changing an XP network to Win7 with SBS 2003

We have 30 computers all running XP, we are now due to replace them as they are 10 years old. Would I need to update my Server OS from SBS 2003 before installing Windows 7 on the clients ?

I know the proper procedure is to upgrade all tech together, back end through to front end, but would SBS 2003 handle and function at 100% ? If I go for an upgrade on the Server OS I would need to upgrade the server hardware to 64bit.

I can see the s stacking up !

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13 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

According to Windows support there will be some updates required for the server. The link below explains the updates required in great detail.

Windows Small Business Server 2003: Windows 7, Windows Vista and Outlook 2007 compatibility update
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