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Server Upgrade to upgrade SO Windows to 8.1

Hi,

I see the SO Windows 8.1 with much great new things is there what we want to upgrade. Currently we have more SO Instances 7.1 SR2 for our diff. departments, for that one DB Server Win 2008 R2 with more SQL Server 2005 Instances each separated for each SO Instances, and one CRM Server for these more Server Installation, the SO Arc for each SO Instances run also an 3. separated Document Server, so we get best load balance with our experiences.

 

The Question is, before SO Upgrading we want to also Upgrade DB Server from Win2008 R2 to win2016 and SQL Server from 2005 to 2016 or 2017. Could we do that in one steps what means, whether SQL Server 2016 and WIN 2016 is suitable for SO7 SR2, then we proceed SO Upgrade 7.1 SR2->7.5->8.0->8.1? Otherwise We must find temporary Upgrade SQL Server 2012 for SO 7.5 then go on.

Thanks a lot!

 

- Jianchun

RE: Server Upgrade to upgrade SO Windows to 8.1

Although we stopped officially testing on SQL Server 2005 a while back, we have never done anything to kill support for it. So as long as you have a backup of it for each step of the upgrade process I suspect you will actually be able to come up to at least 8.0 running on SQL Server 2005, so no need for the temporary upgrade to SQL Server 2012

If you are going to Move to a new server

Also, do remember that 8.1 requires all clients run on the same root domain since it will only be our CRM web client that does the authentication: 

https://community.superoffice.com/en/technical/documentation/install-upgrade/upgrade-from-7/upgrade-to-8.1/

Av: Margrethe Romnes 20. okt 2017

RE: Server Upgrade to upgrade SO Windows to 8.1

Hi Margrethe,

Thanks a lot for your reply!

Maybe I try at first to upgrade SQL Server 2005 to 2016 then test So 7.1 SR2 on SQL Server 2016 then do SO Upgrade to 8.1, if this Updates by steps with SO DBSetup works.

 

- Jianchun

Av: Jianchun You 20. okt 2017

RE: Server Upgrade to upgrade SO Windows to 8.1

Please note that only serversetup makes sure the new and changed imp-files needed for each version are added to your servers program folder before the upgrade is run. 

Av: Margrethe Romnes 20. okt 2017

RE: Server Upgrade to upgrade SO Windows to 8.1

Hi Margrethe,

 

thanks a lot! I will try a test before productive Upgrading.

 

- Jianchun

Av: Jianchun You 20. okt 2017