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Upgrade Tips to 2008 Server, SQL Server & Visual Studio

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  1. Aaron
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    I have 5 different Sitefinity websites that are currently running on Windows Server 2003, IIS 6, ASP .NET 2.0, SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005.

    We are ready to make the leap to all things 2008...  So we are doing the following:

    Current Setup                                      New Setup
    Windows Server 2003           -->           Windows Server 2008  (on a new physical server)
    IIS 6                                       -->           IIS 7
    ASP.NET 2.0                         -->           ASP .NET 3.5
    SQL Server 2005                  -->           SQL Server 2008 (includes Integration Services and Reporting Services)
    Visual Studio 2005                -->           Visual Studio 2008
    Sitefinity (using 2.0 versions of 3.5, 3.6 & 3.7) --> Sitefinity 3.7 (using ASP .NET 3.5)

    So I guess I have a few different questions:
    1) What order should we go about upgrading?
    2) Any particular things to note for individual upgrade components (ie. Upgrading from Visual Studio 2005 to 2008)
    3) From those of you who have blazed the trail before us, what wisdom would you pass on?  What did you learn in the process that you wish you would have known when upgrading?

    Thanks in advance for your help!



  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello Christopher,

    1) What order should we go about upgrading?

    It is logically first to have Os, then web server- IIS, ASP.NET. SQL , Visual Studio and Sitefinity should be installed afterwords.

    2) Any particular things to note for individual upgrade components (ie. Upgrading from Visual Studio 2005 to 2008)

    It is installation form executable. Generally you can have both versions on the same machine.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  3. Aaron
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    So you can have Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 running on the same development machine without any problems?  The same goes for SQL Server 2005 and 2008 on the same development machine?

    On a development machine, do any of these software pieces require upgrading to Vista or Windows 7?  Or can you run everything in XP.  I have been unclear from Microsoft's documentation.

    Thanks in advance.
  4. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello Christopher,

    You can have VS 2005 and 2008 on the same machine. There is a conflict between SQL 2005 and SQL 2008 server. Generally when you start installing SQL 2008 you will be forced to uninstall SQL 2005 Management Studio.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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