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GW 2018 System Requirement (Windows Server)?


I have GW2014 running on Windows 2008R2.



Is it possible to upgrade to 2018 on this server, or must I upgrade the server as well?



Thanks

Jens Jakob

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Re: GW 2018 System Requirement (Windows Server)?

Hi Jens,

The documentation states that it must be Windows 2012 R2 or 2016 with latest support pack: https://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwise18/gw18_guide_install/data/inst_req_admin_hardware_os.html
As far as I am aware GroupWise 18 was not tested on 2008R2 and note that Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 2008 R2 in 2015 if I understand their support matrix correctly.

Personally, I would first get your servers upgraded.

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Hi Laura



Thanks for the answer, I was afraid of that...



Can you recommend a place, where I can read up on how to move GW to a new server.

When I moved from Win2003 to 2008, I simply attached the disc with my GW-data to the new server and pointed to this when I installed GW.. But that was with GW8, Since then, the upgrade has changed a bit, and I don't know if this will work again.



Kind regards

Jens Jakob




>>> laurabuckley<laurabuckley@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> 03-01-2018 13:24 >>>







Hi Jens,




The documentation states that it must be Windows 2012 R2 or 2016 with

latest support pack:
https://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwise18/gw18_guide_install/data/inst_req_admin_hardware_os.html



As far as I am aware GroupWise 18 was not tested on 2008R2 and note that

Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 2008 R2 in 2015 if I understand

their support matrix correctly.




Personally, I would first get your servers upgraded.




Cheers,







--

Laura Buckley




Views/comments expressed here are entirely my own.




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Never mind - just installed a test version on a 2016 server. It was exactly as easy as last time I changes server 🙂
Just chose Upgrade, and pointed to the domain and post folders on the attached disc.




So now I just need to get acquainted with Win 2016 before I perform the live update.



/jens jakob




>>> Jens Jakob Sørensen<jj@dcbib.dk> 03-01-2018 13:45 >>>


Hi Laura




Thanks for the answer, I was afraid of that...




Can you recommend a place, where I can read up on how to move GW to a new server.

When I moved from Win2003 to 2008, I simply attached the disc with my GW-data to the new server and pointed to this when I installed GW.. But that was with GW8, Since then, the upgrade has changed a bit, and I don't know if this will work again.




Kind regards

Jens Jakob




>>> laurabuckley<laurabuckley@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> 03-01-2018 13:24 >>>







Hi Jens,




The documentation states that it must be Windows 2012 R2 or 2016 with

latest support pack:
https://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwise18/gw18_guide_install/data/inst_req_admin_hardware_os.html



As far as I am aware GroupWise 18 was not tested on 2008R2 and note that

Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 2008 R2 in 2015 if I understand

their support matrix correctly.




Personally, I would first get your servers upgraded.




Cheers,







--

Laura Buckley




Views/comments expressed here are entirely my own.




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