Upgrade a Cluster from Windows 2000
Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
Upgrade a cluster from Windows 2000
If you are upgrading from Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition on cluster nodes, you might be able to perform a rolling upgrade of the operating system. In a rolling upgrade, you sequentially upgrade the operating system on each node, making sure that one node is always available to handle client requests. When you upgrade the operating system, the Cluster service is automatically upgraded also. A rolling upgrade maximizes availability of clustered services and minimizes administrative complexity.
The following topics describe the processes and procedures for upgrading from Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003.
Perform a rolling upgrade from Windows 2000
Perform a last node rolling upgrade from Windows 2000
Upgrade from Windows 2000 on a cluster containing IIS using the provided script
Upgrade from Windows 2000 on a cluster containing IIS without using the provided script
Upgrade from Windows 2000 on a cluster containing Message Queuing