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upgrade from home server 2011 to Server RRS feed

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  • Simple question is this even possible and still retain your data? If not any suggestions on how I can do this? I have outgrown my homeserver and need to set up a true server since I using TFS and wanting more of a domain experience.

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    Wednesday, August 8, 2012 5:25 AM

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  • It is unlikely that there will ever be an upgrade path with wizards, etc. to perserve settings and migrate things cleanly. Retaining your data isn't likely to be an issue; you should be able to wipe your current system partition, install Windows Server 2008 on that partition, and not affect any data. You will be walking away from all the wizards in Windows Home Server, though, so no more client backup, no easy media sharing, remote access, etc.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    • Proposed as answer by Olaf Engelke Wednesday, August 8, 2012 2:14 PM
    • Marked as answer by Rollo1002 Sunday, August 12, 2012 5:20 AM
    Wednesday, August 8, 2012 1:55 PM