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We have a VMWare Server host, with around 3-4 virtualised machines on.

Currently, 2 of them are running on Windows 2000 I want to upgrade them (in place upgrade) to Windows 2003 Is this possible?

How would I go about doing this?

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Jim - was my answer good, or do you have other requirements or concerns? –  mfinni Sep 21 '10 at 15:30
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The same way you would do it for physical machines. Slot the 2003 CD or ISO and run the installer to do the upgrade.

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I normally upload the CD ISO and mount it virtually rather than use the physical CD, but that's just me. –  Bart Silverstrim Sep 16 '10 at 15:23
    
And, of course, back up the current VM image that's running fine, just in case something goes wrong with the upgrade. I know you can snapshot it and roll it back but I normally copy the VM and compress it somewhere. Others may have in-place backup software (as if it were a physical machine) that can restore the VM from "virtual bare metal". Whatever you do, make sure you have a backup to recover from. –  Bart Silverstrim Sep 16 '10 at 15:25
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