I have a Windows 2008 Standard 32 bit server running for the sole task of code signing. I need to "upgrade" it to Windows 2008 R2 64 bit. I understand there is no direct upgrade path from 32 to 64 bit. Can you recommend a method that would allow me to transfer users / settings with the following conditions:
- Users are transferred
- The certificates in the users cert stores are transferred (this is not a deal breaker if not possible)
- Server roles? (again, a nice-to-have)
Finally, If possible, I don't want to have to setup another physical box to do this. e.g. Id like to run some magic program, it backup to a disk, then install Windows 2008 R2 and restore everything.
anything like this possible? If not, what are my options? Obviously Id like to avoid manually creating everything again.
Thanks in advance!